On Tuesday, NVIDIA took to CES 2022 to announce the latest additions to their 30 Series GPUs, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 and RTX 3090 Ti.
Gaming At Large
Jeff Fisher, Senior VP of Geforce at NVIDIA, began the presentation in typical NVIDIA fashion, opening with the statistics on the exploding gaming industry. The top of the hour focused on the software and services currently being offered to gamers and creators from NVIDIA. These include the previously announced NVIDIA Studio, NVIDIA Broadcast, Omniverse, and GeForce Now.
In light of the current market limitations, NVIDIA spent a significant amount of time highlighting their GeForce Now service. Fisher presented the cloud gaming service as a temporary solution to the ongoing GPU shortage, though, not in so many words.
The focus then shifted to the improvements in Ray Tracing with the 30 Series graphics cards. DLSS 2.0 has dramatically improved ray tracing performance over the previous generation of RTX GPUs. Since the last CES, they have added over 150 games and applications with RTX support. Ray tracing and DLSS are becoming increasingly standardized, and will launch with several new Triple A titles this year, including The Day Before, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction, and Dying Light 2.
Then, Fisher announced the launch of a new line of Reflex monitors. The introductory line was announced at CES last year, bringing e-sports focused ultra high refresh rate monitors to the market. The newest addition to the Reflex lineup is a 27 inch, 1440p, 360Hz monitor. Where 1080p has long been the standard, NVIDIA is hoping that their 360Hz refresh rate at the higher resolution will become the new e-sports standard. Their Reflex monitors and software can analyze your latency, allowing you to compensate for the highest possible gaming precision.
The presentation then pivoted to the GTX 1050. At the time of it’s release, the 1050 could run triple A titles at max graphics settings in 1080 and get 60+ FPS.
Now, with modern titles being more demanding, the GTX 1050 struggles to keep up; enter the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050.
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Graphics Card brings the Ampere architecture from the NVIDIA RTX 30 Series GPUs to a broader set of gamers than ever. Based on testing from NVIDIA, this new GPU delivers well above 60+ FPS at max graphics settings in the latest games. The RTX 3050 comes equipped with 2nd Generation RT Cores for ray tracing, and 3rd Generation Tensor Cores for DLSS and AI. The 3050 brings ray tracing to 50 Class NVIDIA GPUs for the first time ever. Previously, the 60 class GPUs were the lowest possible entry point. Not only can you use ray tracing on these new graphics cards, but the RTX 3050 graphics card delivers over 60 FPS with max graphics and RTX and DLSS in the latest games.
The RTX 3050 comes equipped with 8GB of G6 memory, 9 Shader-TFLOPS, 18 RT-TFLOPS, and 73 Tensor-TFLOPS. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card is now available in the VRLA Tech Legacy Gaming PC.
RTX 3090 Ti
After the 3050 reveal, Jeff went on to announce 160 new laptops, powered by 30 Series GPUs are on their way to the market. Before wrapping up, he had a final surprise; the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.
Featuring 40 Shader Teraflops, 78 RT Teraflops, 320 Tensor Teraflops, and 24 GB of G6X memory, the RTX 3090 Ti graphics card is the new BFGPU. Details including release date and pricing are being held until later this month.
We are excited to add the latest options in NVIDIA’s lineup to our products. Check back at the end of January to see how we incorporate the and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Ti and RTX 3050 into our current line of custom gaming PCs.
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