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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Laptops Are Coming!

GeForce RTX 30 Series Gaming Laptops Are Coming!

At CES 2021, NVIDIA announced the coming availability of Ampere-based GeForce RTX 30 series gaming laptops!

Take a look at what’s coming very soon, and how much faster they will be!

 

GeForce RTX 30 Series Gaming Laptops : Ampere Goes Mobile!

Just 4 months after launching Ampere for desktop gaming, NVIDIA is bringing it to laptops.

At CES 2021, they announced the coming availability of Ampere-based GeForce RTX 30 series gaming laptops!

Starting 26 January 2021, NVIDIA partner brands will begin shipping RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 gaming laptops, followed by RTX 3060 gaming laptops from 2 February 2021 onwards.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series mobile GPUs are built on the NVIDIA Ampere architecture, giving them 2nd Gen Ray Tracing cores and 3rd Gen Tensor Cores.

  • New Streaming Multiprocessors : Delivering 2X the FP32 performance of NVIDIA Turing, and 30 Shader-TFLOPS of processing power
  • 2nd Gen RT Cores : Delivering 2X the performance of NVIDIA Turing, plus concurrent ray tracing and compute, with 58 RT-TFLOPS of processing power.
  • 3rd Gen Tensor Cores : Up to 2X the performance of NVIDIA Turing, with 238 Tensor-TFLOPS of processing power.

  • NVIDIA RTX IO : Enables rapid GPU-based loading and game asset decompression, accelerating I/O performance by up to 100X. When used in conjunction with Microsoft DirectStorage API, it offloads the work to the RTX GPU, improving frame rates and enabling near-instantaneous game loading.
  • GDDR6X Memory : Delivers close to 1 TB/s of memory bandwidth, improving gaming performance.
  • Custom Samsung 8N Process Technology : Delivers higher transistor density and greater efficiency.
  • HDMI 2.1 : Delivers single-cable connection to 8K HDR TVs and monitors for ultra-high resolution gaming.
  • AV1 Decode : First discrete GPUs to support hardware decoding of the new AV1 codec, allowing for up to 8K HDR videos at 50% less bandwidth.

NVIDIA is also introducing a 3rd Gen Max-Q Design to optimise the GeForce RTX 30 series gaming laptops for optimal power and performance.

They will also come with WhisperMode 2.0 – which was reengineered to dynamically manage the GPU, CPU, game settings and fan speeds to reduce fan acoustics while maintaining gaming performance.

Finally, NVIDIA will introduce Resizable BAR support in these RTX 30 gaming laptops via a driver update later.

 

GeForce RTX 30 Series Gaming Laptops : Performance

So how much faster are the RTX 30 series gaming laptops?

Based on this comparison that NVIDIA shared, an RTX 3080 laptop will offer 45-55% better performance than an RTX 2080 laptop

 

GeForce RTX 30 Series Gaming Laptops : What’s Coming?

Here is a quick summary of the GeForce RTX 30 series gaming laptops that will hit the market from 26 January 2021 onwards.

  • Razer Blade 15 Advanced : RTX 3080, 3rd Gen Max-Q, 1440p 240Hz display
  • Alienware m15 R4 + m17 R4 : RTX 3080, 360Hz display

  • ASUS TUF Gaming Dash F15 : RTX 3070, 3rd Gen Max-Q, 240Hz display
  • ASUS Zephyrus G15 : RTX 3070, 1440p 90Hz display

  • GIGABYTE Aero 15 : RTX 30 series GPU, 3rd Gen Max-Q
  • MSI GS66 : RTX 30 series GPU, 3rd Gen Max-Q
  • Lenovo Legion 7 : RTX 3080
  • Lenovo Legion Slim 7 : RTX 3060, 1080p 90Hz display

 

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Buy RTX 3080 / RTX 3090, FREE CoD Black Ops Cold War!

NVIDIA is now offering Call of Duty : Black Ops Cold War for FREE, with every qualifying purchase of their new GeForce RTX 3080 or GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card!

Here are the details…

 

CoD Black Ops Cold War : Ray Traced Realism!

Call of Duty : Black Ops Cold War is an upcoming first-person shooter game, and the sixth instalment of the CoD Black Ops series.

Set during the early 1980s, it follows CIA officer Russell Adler as he pursues the alleged Soviet spy, Perseus, who is trying to subvert the United States and tilt the balance of power towards the Soviet Union!

Call of Duty : Black Ops Cold War will launch on 13 November 2020.

Here is a trailer showing ray tracing effects in Call of Duty : Black Ops Cold War using the new GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards!

Here are the system recommendations by NVIDIA, if you plan to turn on ray-tracing for Black Ops Cold War :

  • 1080p @ 60 fps : GeForce RTX 3070
  • 4K @ 60 fps : GeForce RTX 3080

 

Buy RTX 3080 / RTX 3090, FREE CoD Black Ops Cold War!

NVIDIA just announced that all qualifying purchases of their new GeForce RTX 3080 or GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card will come with their GeForce RTX Call of Duty Bundle :

  • Call of Duty : Black Ops Cold War Standard Edition
  • Woods Operator Pack
  • Confrontation Weapons Pack

Because stocks of these cards are limited, here are some online purchase options to consider :

Malaysia

GeForce RTX 3080 : ZOTAC | ZOTAC | GIGABYTE | MSI | Galaxy | ZOTAC
GeForce RTX 3090 : ZOTAC | GIGABYTE | ZOTAC | iGAME | GIGABYTE | Leadtek

Singapore

GeForce RTX 3080 : ASUS | GIGABYTE | ASUS | Palit | NVIDIA | ZOTAC | ZOTAC
GeForce RTX 3090 : ASUS | GIGABYTE | MSI | MSI | ZOTAC | iGAME | PNY | Colorful

United States

GeForce RTX 3090 : MSI | ZOTAC | MSI | EVGA

United Kingdom

GeForce RTX 3080 : ZOTAC | ZOTAC
GeForce RTX 3090 : Palit | Palit | MSI | ZOTAC | ASUS | GIGABYTE | MSI | ASUS

Australia

GeForce RTX 3090 : MSI | MSI

But please make sure you check with the sellers if your purchase qualifies for the free Cold War bundle.

 

FREE CoD Black Ops Cold War : How To Redeem?

After receiving your promotional code from qualified retailers, follow these steps :

  1. Install your qualified graphics card.
  2. Update or install the latest version of GeForce Experience (Version 3.18 or higher).
  3. Open and log in to GeForce Experience.
  4. Go to the Account drop-down menu in the top-right and select “REDEEM”.
  5. Enter your bundle code from your qualifying bundle purchase.
  6. Follow the remaining instructions on screen to sign in through your Battle.net account.
  7. Select “REDEEM” to redeem Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War to your Battle.net account.
  8. Select “LAUNCH BATTLE.NET” to complete redemption and begin installation.

 

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Radeon RX 6000 vs GeForce RTX 30 : Faster + Cheaper!

AMD claims that their Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards are faster and cheaper than the GeForce RTX 30 graphics cards NVIDIA recently launched.

Take a look at the performance results comparing their Radeon RX 6000 cards against the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 cards!

 

Radeon RX 6000 vs GeForce RTX 30 : Faster + Cheaper!

The AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series is built upon the new RDNA 2 architecture, which introduces an enhanced compute unit, a new visual pipeline, and the all-new AMD Infinity Cache!

RDNA 2 promises to deliver up to 54% better performance per watt over the last-generation RDNA, and up to 3.25X more bandwidth with its new Infinity Cache.

In this video, Dr. Lisa Su, Scott Kerkelman and Laura Smith shares how the new Radeon RX 6000 cards beat NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 30 cards in performance, power efficiency and yes, price!

 

Radeon RX 6000 vs GeForce RTX 30 : Performance Comparison

Caveats

  • These results were provided by AMD, and have yet to be verified by independent reviewers / end users.
  • The games were tested with different APIs (DX12, Vulkan) and the best results were used. They are therefore, not directly comparable.
  • The AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT and RX 6800 cards were tested with Rage Mode and/or Smart Access Memory enabled, which may not reflect real world performance.

Radeon RX 6900 XT vs GeForce RTX 3090 : 4K Gaming Performance

According to AMD, their Radeon RX 6900 XT will match or beat the GeForce RTX 3090, at a much lower price point and significantly lower power consumption.

Radeon RX 6800 XT vs GeForce RTX 3080 : 4K Gaming Performance

At 4K, AMD promises that their Radeon RX 6800 XT will match or beat the GeForce RTX 3080, at a lower price point and with a lower power consumption.

Radeon RX 6800 XT vs GeForce RTX 3080 : 1440p Gaming Performance

At 1440p, the Radeon RX 6800 XT is roughly equal to GeForce RTX 3080 in performance, at a lower price point and with a lower power consumption.

Radeon RX 6800 vs GeForce RTX 2080 Ti : 4K Gaming Performance

Depending on the game, the Radeon RX 6800 will match or be significantly faster than the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, at a significantly lower price point.

Radeon RX 6800 vs GeForce RTX 2080 Ti : 1440p Gaming Performance

At 1440p, the Radeon RX 6800 is significantly faster than the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, at a significantly lower price point.

 

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NVIDIA RTX A6000 + Omniverse : Specs + Details!

At GTC 2020, NVIDIA announced both the new Ampere-based RTX A6000 GPU and the Omniverse 3D platform.

Here are the specifications of the NVIDIA RTX A6000, as well as details and a demo of NVIDIA Omniverse!

 

NVIDIA RTX A6000 : Powered By Ampere!

Like the recently-announced GeForce RTX 30 Series, NVIDIA RTX A6000 is based on the new NVIDIA Ampere architecture.

But unlike the gaming-centric GeForce RTX 30 Series, RTX A6000 is a flagship GPU for creators with a massive 48 GB GDDR6 memory buffer.

With dedicated RT Cores and improved CUDA performance, NVIDIA claims the RTX A6000 will deliver up to 2X better performance than current renderers.

Its second-generation RT Cores add hardware acceleration for ray-traced motion blur rendering, offering up to 7X faster performance than the last generation.

Its third-generation Tensor Cores provides up to 5X the training throughput over the previous generation. In addition, hardware support for structural sparsity doubles the throughput for inferencing.

The NVIDIA RTX A6000 also comes with the PCI Express 4.0 interface, doubling the transfer rate between the GPU and the PC.

 

NVIDIA RTX A6000 : Specifications

Specifications NVIDIA RTX A6000
GPU GA102
CUDA Cores 10,752
TMUs 336
Tensor Cores 336
RT Cores 84
ROPs 112
Base Clock 1.455 GHz
Boost Clock 1.86 GHz
Max. Texture Rate 625 GT/s
Max. Pixel Rate 208 GT/s
Graphics Memory GDDR6 with ECC
Memory Size 48 GB
Memory Speed 16 Gbps
Memory Speed 384-bit
Memory Bandwidth 768 GB/s
Display Interface 4 x DisplayPort 1.4
Graphics Interface PCI Express Gen 4 x16
NVLink 2-way
Form Factor Dual Slot
Size 4.4-inch high
10.5-inch wide
Power Consumption 300 W max.

 

NVIDIA RTX A6000 : Availability

The RTX A6000 will be available through NVIDIA sales channels starting in mid-December 2020, and through their OEM partners early 2021.

 

NVIDIA Omniverse : Powered By Ampere!

Together with the RTX A6000, NVIDIA also announced Omniverse – their new RTX-based simulation, collaboration and rendering platform for 3D workflows.

NVIDIA Omniverse users can collaborate on their 3D workflows live between applications, without imports and exports, and then render them using NVIDIA RTX.

Even though their Marbles At Night demo above highlights the performance of the RTX A6000, Omniverse will work on all NVIDIA RTX hardware, including NVIDIA Studio laptops and RTX-powered workstations and servers.

You will be able to sign up later in Q4 2020 for the open beta.

 

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series : What You Need To Know!

NVIDIA just launched their new GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards, based on the new NVIDIA Ampere architecture!

Here is a quick primer on what you need to know about the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 graphics cards!

 

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series : Virtual Launch

Thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang launched the GeForce RTX 30 series in a virtual event.

 

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series : 2nd Generation RTX

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards is built on the new NVIDIA Ampere architecture, giving them 2nd Gen Ray Tracing cores and 3rd Gen Tensor Cores.

  • New Streaming Multiprocessors : Delivering 2X the FP32 performance of NVIDIA Turing, and 30 Shader-TFLOPS of processing power
  • 2nd Gen RT Cores : Delivering 2X the performance of NVIDIA Turing, plus concurrent ray tracing and compute, with 58 RT-TFLOPS of processing power.
  • 3rd Gen Tensor Cores : Up to 2X the performance of NVIDIA Turing, with 238 Tensor-TFLOPS of processing power.

  • NVIDIA RTX IO : Enables rapid GPU-based loading and game asset decompression, accelerating I/O performance by up to 100X. When used in conjunction with Microsoft DirectStorage API, it offloads the work to the RTX GPU, improving frame rates and enabling near-instantaneous game loading.
  • GDDR6X Memory : Delivers close to 1 TB/s of memory bandwidth, improving gaming performance.
  • Custom Samsung 8N Process Technology : Delivers higher transistor density and greater efficiency.
  • HDMI 2.1 : Delivers single-cable connection to 8K HDR TVs and monitors for ultra-high resolution gaming.
  • AV1 Decode : First discrete GPUs to support hardware decoding of the new AV1 codec, allowing for up to 8K HDR videos at 50% less bandwidth.

 

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series : Founders Edition Cards

NVIDIA will introduce three GeForce RTX 30 Series Founders Edition graphics card models, with a new 12-pin power connector.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090

At the top of the stack is the RTX 3090, which NVIDIA nicknames as BFGPU – Big Ferocious GPU. Doom fans will probably disagree…

Priced at a whopping US$1,499, it is a massive three-slot design with a dual-axial flow-through cooler, that is 10x quieter than the TITAN RTX, while keeping the GPU up to 30°C cooler.

With 24GB of GDDR6X memory, the RTX 3090 is up to 50% faster than the TITAN RTX, allowing gamers to finally experience what it’s like to game in the 8K resolution at 60 fps!

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080

Starting at US$699, the GeForce RTX 3080 will be up to 2X faster than the RTX 2080.

With 10GB of GDDR6X memory running at 19 Gbps, it will be able to consistently deliver 4K gaming at 60 fps.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

Starting at US$499, the RTX 3070 is faster than the RTX 2080 Ti at less than half the price, and is 60% faster than the RTX 2070.

With 8GB of GDDR6 memory, it will be fast enough to handle both 4K and 1440p gaming.

 

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series : Specifications

Here are the known specifications of the three GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards :

Specifications GeForce
RTX 3090
GeForce
RTX 3080
GeForce
RTX 3070
CUDA Cores 10,496 8,704 5,888
Base Clock 1.40 GHz 1.44 GHz 1.50 GHz
Boost Clock 1.70 GHz 1.71 GHz 1.73 GHz
Memory Size 24 GB 10 GB 8 GB
Memory Type GDDR6X GDDR6
Memory Speed 19.5 MT/s
Memory Interface 384-bit 320-bit 256-bit
Memory Bandwidth 936 GB/s 780 GB/s 624 GB/s
NVLink (SLI) Yes No
Card Size 3-Slot 2-Slot
Card Power 350 W 320 W 220 W
Card Connectors 2 x 8-pin 1 x 8-pin

 

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series : Price + Launch Deal

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090, RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 will be available as Founders Edition cards.

In addition, custom boards – both stock-clocked and overclocked variants – will be available from brands like ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, GIGABYTE, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac.

They will be made available at these price points, at these dates :

  • RTX 3090 : US$1,499, starting 24 September 2020
  • RTX 3080 : US$699, starting 17 September 2020
  • RTX 3070 : US$499, starting October 2020

For a limited time, every purchase of a GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics card or system will receive a FREE digital copy of Watch Dogs : Legion.

 

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