NVIDIA’s entry into The Worst Kept Secret of The Year Awards was finally made official yesterday – the RTX 3090, 3080 and 3070 GPUs are on their way in 2020! The fact that we all knew they were coming didn’t dampen the excitement of finding out the specific details and they are truly glorious! The RTX 30-series cards are going to be something special! Naturally, hot on the heels of the NVIDIA announcement came the 3rd party offerings. Let’s have a look at what PNY have to offer.
PNY took the covers off three exciting new Ampere GPUs and they look amazing! Naturally, these gamer-focussed graphics cards carry the XLR8 branding – PNY’s gamer-focussed division. Since entering the Australian market recently, PNY have consistently impressed me with their ability to deliver quality products at extremely competitive prices.
The PNY XLR8 Gaming GeForce RTX 3080
The PNY XLR8 Gaming GeForce RTX 3080 will be the first of the three new GPUs to arrive in just a few short weeks (mid September). 10GB of cutting-edge GDDR6X memory and the amazing new Ampere architecture are the show-stopping features that should lead to jaw-dropping graphics at high frame rates and even higher resolution. Ampere is said to deliver increases of up to 1.9X performance-per-watt over the previous generation GPUs, which were in themselves amazing cards! Of course, ray tracing is the exciting new frontier in game immersion and the RTX 3080 is well equipped to push the boundaries of what is possible in games now and well into the future. PCIe 4.0 compatibility enables gamers to take advantage of the speed on offer from their new motherboards.
The PNY XLR8 version of the RTX 3080 packs some custom PNY goodies in the 3-fan design, with EPIC-XTM RGB and overclocking via the VelocityX software sure to please those looking for some extra customisation options.
The PNY XLR8 Gaming GeForce RTX 3090
Those gamers out there willing to part with a bit of cash in their pursuit of ultimate gaming glory must be salivating right now. The PNY XLR8 Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 will be arriving by the end of September and with it, unimaginable gaming performance the likes of which have never been seen! We are taking up to 8K resolution…
The PNY XLR8 RTX 3090 packs a whopping 24GB of GDDR6X memory onto the Ampere architecture. PCIe 4.0 compatibility and the same PNY customisation options as the RTX 3080 round out this glorious package of gaming goodness. If you are the kind of gamer who demands the best, the PNY XLR8 Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 must be on your radar.
The PNY XLR8 Gaming GeForce RTX 3070
The third 30-series RTX GPU from PNY is due by mid-October. Judging by its specifications and anticipated price point, the RTX 3070 is sure to become the champion card of the budget-conscious, high performance gamer. PNY’s awesome RTX 2070 SUPER was the ultimate value buy of the 20-series cards (and happens to be the centerpiece of my current gaming PC) and the PNY XLR8 Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 is upping the value game. With performance said to rival the current-generation flagship RTX 2080TI, the PNY RTX 3070 is sure to be a popular choice.
The PNY XLR8 Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 comes with 8GB of GDDR6 memory in 3-fan or 2-fan configurations. It uses the PCIe 4.0 connection and includes Epic-XTM RGB (3-fan version only) and VelocityX Overclocking.
2020 has been a hell of a year, but for us gamers it is blue skies ahead! With more time than ever spent at home and such awesome next-generation hardware on the way, not to mention unprecedented access to games for peanuts (through Xbox Game Pass for PC), there has never been a better time to build the gaming rig of your dreams!
PNY XLR8 Gaming GeForce RTX 30-Series GPUs will begin to arrive from mid-September in Australia via mWave.com.au.
Happy building, see you on the battlefield!