Nvidia just announced its second-generation RTX GPU’s based on its brand new ampere architecture and it does a bunch of impressive claims. Are you going to upgrade? let’s take a look.
In 2018 RTX Nvidia Cards were a major step forward in GPU technology. Especially the way hardware displays lighting and things like reflections and other realistic effects. You probably heard the term ray tracing a lot and yes that’s exactly what the RTX series introduced in the PC gaming world.
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Two years after the debut of RTX cards the second generation version which refreshes the architecture altogether is finally here its call Ampere and it’s in the form of 30 series graphic cards. All you need to know is that the 30 series cards most known ably new flagship 3080 cards double the performance of last generation flagship which was 2080. To convey this improvement Nvidia has shown off in its latest teaser some kind of real-time demo and with this debut they up the specs of a super satisfying physics sandbox called marbles and then they compared this new ampere architecture against last generations technology. In this side by side comparison, they were going from 25fps at 720p up to 30fps at 1440p.
Nvidia is saying that its duel flow through build design which features fans that push and pull at the same time allow the 3080 to operate 3x times quieter in up to 20 degrees cooler than the last generation design but like of these reveals we like to keep an eye on the step down of that flagship GPU so in this case, we are talking about Nvidia’s 3070 cards. Its 200$ cheaper then the 3080 at 500$ and it outperforms the last generations 2080 which if you keep track of all these GPU’s that’s impressive. Nvidia says the new ampere cards are the biggest generationally they have ever made based on relative performance.
So of course that raises the question of whether or not now is the time to upgrade your GPU? For us, this feels like a really good time for people with those older 900 series cards to upgrade and maybe even those with a lower may be entry-level 10 series card. This latest RTX is designed for 8K gaming which is super insane and we are pretty much excited for these upcoming GPUs. Comment down your suggestions on what you are up to.