It is just over a week before the end of the Nvidia's #UltimateCountdown. The presentation of the graphics cards of the GeForce RTX 3000 series (RTX 3090 and 3080) should take place during the special event on September 1st. As expected, leaks about these new VGAs are piling up and information is starting to emerge.
On Friday night, a cloud security researcher with the name @GarnetSunset posted a couple of photos of an alleged Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 next to an RTX 2080 Founders Edition graphics card, for scale. The tweeted images showed the confrontation face up and face down.
The GeForce RTX 3090, the Titan of the Ampere generation, uses the cooling heatsink that was first seen in early June. It is a triple-slot cooler and the source states that it is 310mm long.
The range of Ampere cards
The source also provided some prices for the entire upcoming range, as follows:
- RTX 3060 $400
- RTX 3070 $600
- RTX 3080 $800
- RTX 3090 $1,400
The specifications for the upcoming GeForce cards are not yet available.
New Ampere GeForce Power Connector
There have been some rumors about the next generation of GeForce using a new power connector. Over the weekend it was revealed that PSU maker Seasonic has produced an adapter so that its customers can convert 2x 8-pin Molex connectors into the 12-pin PCIe Nvidia connector used by the upcoming Founders Edition graphics cards.
HardwareLuxx editor Andreas Schilling took some photos of the new connector next to familiar connectors and posted them on his Twitter account. Above you can see the new connector next to the more familiar 2x 8 pin configuration. The new 12-pin connector is about the same width as an 8-pin Molex connector.
We just have to wait for the September event for more official information.