News Nvidia Confirms: RTX 3090 Performance 10% To 15% Faster Than RTX 3080 in 4K Gaming, Limited Supply

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isnt 3090 aimed for 8K? so why no 8K comparison
Because you wouldn't want to be playing in 8k on anything slower than a 3090. 3090 realistically isn't fast enough for consistent 8k either. Statistically, 0% of the market has an 8k display in their home. More of a marketing gimmick than anything. Sort of like raytracing on the 2000 series. A decent preview of what's to come. It will be possible for good performance in the future, but the future isn't now.
 
The GeForce RTX 3090 is three times more expensive than the GeForce RTX 3080 and only delivers up to 15% better performance at 4K.
Um, at $699 for the 3080, and $1499 for the 3090, that comes to a little more than double. $2099 would be 3 times more expensive.

I mean, the point still stands in that you'd be paying too much extra for only a 15% gain in performance, but still, let's not engage in hyperbole at this level.
 

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The extra VRAM in the 3090 is really only useful if you do offline rendering. There simply isn't enough memory bandwidth to render a scene using 10GB+ assets in real time.
 

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They going to release something in-between the 3080 and 3090?

3080 Ti ???
20GB 3080 is basically assured. Outside of that, probably no. With only a 10-15% difference between the 3080 and 3090, what would be the point of putting a card in the middle of those two? Not sure what they will do for a refresh next year. Full GA102 die has only 2 more SM's than a 3090. Faster memory and higher core clocks is about all they got for wiggle room.
 

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This is sad. I just wanted to SLI 2 cards and you can only do it with the 3090's. Them not having NV link on the 3080's is a slap in the face. Why do you do this to me NVIDIA! WHY! Sadly going to be hard getting two 3090's limited supply and well even just getting one 3080 is going to be a mission but their is no nvlink so im at a crossroad. Maybe AMD can steal nvidia's thunder in having crossfire on all their cards :)
 

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This is sad. I just wanted to SLI 2 cards and you can only do it with the 3090's. Them not having NV link on the 3080's is a slap in the face. Why do you do this to me NVIDIA! WHY! Sadly going to be hard getting two 3090's limited supply and well even just getting one 3080 is going to be a mission but their is no nvlink so im at a crossroad. Maybe AMD can steal nvidia's thunder in having crossfire on all their cards :)
SLI has been killed off. The NVlink bridge isn't going to be of any use for gaming with Nvidia officially not releasing any more SLI profiles for games. You can still use multiple GPU's for DX12 games that support it natively. No link bridge is necessary for that.
 
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"Unless you game at 8K or plan to use the GeForce RTX 3090 for work, the GeForce RTX 3080 is the smarter purchase. "

If its DP is 1/2 single precision like Titan V, maybe. If it's 1/32 like Titan RTX, not sure how many work applications will find this cost effective.
 
20GB 3080 is basically assured. Outside of that, probably no. With only a 10-15% difference between the 3080 and 3090, what would be the point of putting a card in the middle of those two? Not sure what they will do for a refresh next year. Full GA102 die has only 2 more SM's than a 3090. Faster memory and higher core clocks is about all they got for wiggle room.
All of a sudden the 3090Ti becomes a 400W TDP doing that. Paring a 3090 with a 10900K will require a small nuclear reactor. Going to a 3090Ti and 10900K and all of a sudden you will take down the entire East Coast power grid.
 
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Bad/Good habit? Its a tradition for me. 9800GTX sli, 580 Sli, 980 sli, 1080ti's sli. The only configuration i still dont have in a rig running is my 9800GTX which died.. XFX💩 But its just something i've done whether it makes sense or not i just feel like doing it even though now it makes no sense at all. Its just something i'm used to seeing in my Rigs two cards. Looks too empty with just one:p
 
Bad/Good habit? Its a tradition for me. 9800GTX sli, 580 Sli, 980 sli, 1080ti's sli. The only configuration i still dont have in a rig running is my 9800GTX which died.. XFX💩 But its just something i've done whether it makes sense or not i just feel like doing it even though now it makes no sense at all. Its just something i'm used to seeing in my Rigs two cards. Looks too empty with just one:p
Bad habit - expensive, power hungry, results in sometimes worse performance.

You clearly have a lot of extra money to throw around. Can I become your best friend sometime before Christmas?
 

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I was going to spring for the 3090 if it was like 25% faster than a 3080 because the price would at least be a little more justified. If this is true and I don't give a rats about 8K, I think I'll just stick to my 2080ti since the bump in performance from a 3080 to a 2080ti isn't enough for me. Hard pass on the 3090.
 

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This is sad. I just wanted to SLI 2 cards and you can only do it with the 3090's. Them not having NV link on the 3080's is a slap in the face. Why do you do this to me NVIDIA! WHY! Sadly going to be hard getting two 3090's limited supply and well even just getting one 3080 is going to be a mission but their is no nvlink so im at a crossroad. Maybe AMD can steal nvidia's thunder in having crossfire on all their cards :)
Nvidia has already announce end of SLI support by jan 2021. AMD has ended their crossfire support long ago....
 
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Yeah this is a bit disappointing to hear but I will wait for benchmarks regardless. If the difference between a 3080 and 3090 is ~25 extra frames, then I'll not shell out the extra $700.

..now if it's an extra 31 frames..:oops:
 

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That is great double the price for 20fps more. You can buy a TV a console and a sofa with the 3090 price which will be closer to 2k dollars as 1499 is nVidias price but card makers will charge 200 to 300 more plus tax for what 15 percent. Also 4k gaming is not even possible nVidia is pulling another gimmick with 8k gaming now. We saw how Ray Tracing went sighs.✝🙈🙏 You can barely do 4k@60fps that is 60 laggy frames per second. So what 8k would be 20fps lol. This is why Im skipping this release. It is nVidia with their gimmicks and paper launch alah Intel and what not. You want one you better try hard and pay a high price. I think I will wait for a card that really makes software shine and that isn't DX12 and is DX13 or DX14 then I upgrade. Other then that 2k gaming with AA methods turned on is great. Fast and no jaggies. Not 4k small with slow laggy game play. 4k is good for desktop not for gaming my friends.🖐🤦‍♀️
 
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