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Gainward Lists Four Nvidia RTX 30-Series GPUs With Full, Detailed Spec Sheets

(Image credit: Gainward)

The Nvidia GeForce event might be happening tomorrow, with Ampere set to wage war against the best graphics cards, but the information pipeline has already busted and leaks about the RTX 30-series have been flooding the internet. The latest is from Gainward, who for a brief moment published the full product pages for four new graphics cards, and we caught the details just in time. 

The GPUs in question are the RTX 3080 Phoenix, RTX 3080 Phoenix GS, RTX 3090 Phoenix, and lastly the RTX 3090 Phoenix GS. All four of these GPUs pack huge, triple-slot, triple-fan coolers with a plethora of RGB lighting effects, but of course, the bits that we're interested in are the specifications. So without further ado, a table:

3080 Phoenix3080 Phoenix GS3090 Phoenix GS3090 Phoenix GS
CUDA Cores4352 Cores4352 Cores5248 Cores5248 Cores
Boost Clock1710 MHz1740 MHz1695 MHz1725 MHz
Memory10 GB GDDR6X10 GB GDDR6X24 GB GDDR6X24 GB GDDR6X
Memory Interface320 Bits320 Bits384 Bits384 Bits
Memory Clock9500Mhz (19Gbps)9500Mhz (19Gbps)9750Mhz (19.5Gbps)9750Mhz (19.5Gbps)
Memory Bandwidth760 GB/s760 GB/s936 GB/s936 GB/s

As you can see, both the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 come out with rather lavish spec sheets, so we can expect significant performance from these cards. The product pages also detail that the GPUs will be packing PCI-Express 4.0 support, and they list a 7nm fabrication process for the GPUs. 

Clearly, the RTX 3090 is meant to be a halo card, with a significantly higher CUDA core count than the RTX 3080 and a whopping 24 GB of GDDR6X memory.

(Image credit: Gainward)

Gainward's cards are also listed to use dual 8-pin power connectors, confirming my suspicions that custom cards will still be using the old PCIe power connectors rather than Nvidia's new 12-pin connector.

But of course, one card we're particularly interested in is the RTX 3070, but trustworthy leaks for that card have yet to surface. This is likely because Nvidia will first be announcing the RTX 3080 and 3090 tomorrow, with the more mainstream RTX 3070 on a later date.

  • spongiemaster
    19.5Gbps memory is a bit disappointing after the 21Gbps leak from Micron. Guess that will come in next year's refresh.
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  • nofanneeded
    I really want to upgrade because I game on 4K , but after Nvidia did their "super" cards trick I will wait and see what AMD will offer ...

    Nvidia ways scares customers alot , who on earth will pay $1499 for RTX 3090 when Nvidia will for sure release a super card a year after ?

    I demand that Nvidia gives customers a way to upgrade to any "super" card that will appear in the future , some trade in program.
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  • InvalidError
    nofanneeded said:
    Nvidia ways scares customers alot , who on earth will pay $1499 for RTX 3090 when Nvidia will for sure release a super card a year after ?
    Having GPU refreshes every 6-9 months was the norm 20 years ago and incremental upgrades back then were also much bigger than they are today.

    If you don't like Nvidia's "value proposition", you are always free not to buy or at least skip a few extra iterations between purchases. I'm not a fan of ridiculously expensive GPUs or costly incremental upgrades so I'm planning to stick to my GTX1050 at least until the RTX/GTX3050/whatever-it-may-get-called comes out.
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  • nofanneeded
    InvalidError said:
    Having GPU refreshes every 6-9 months was the norm 20 years ago and incremental upgrades back then were also much bigger than they are today.

    If you don't like Nvidia's "value proposition", you are always free not to buy or at least skip a few extra iterations between purchases. I'm not a fan of ridiculously expensive GPUs or costly incremental upgrades so I'm planning to stick to my GTX1050 at least until the RTX/GTX3050/whatever-it-may-get-called comes out.

    in the Past flagships were $400 (ATI 9700 pro ) .. it was bearable .. now we are talking about $1499 and when you demand people to pay that much you should give them the best for more than six to nine months. Or At least a trade in option.

    More over , we know that Nvidia "super" cards were kept just to compete against AMD and not that it is a real "refresh"
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  • QueueCumber
    spongiemaster said:
    19.5Gbps memory is a bit disappointing after the 21Gbps leak from Micron. Guess that will come in next year's refresh.

    I cannot suffer less than 21.5 gbps on my high-end gpu. Buh-bye...
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  • Zerk2012
    I'm looking to get the 3080.

    They don't demand you pay anything it's your choice.
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  • InvalidError
    nofanneeded said:
    now we are talking about $1499 and when you demand people to pay that much you should give them the best for more than six to nine months.
    They are demanding that much because enough people are actually willing to pay that much to make it worth Nvidia's while. If you want GPU prices to come down, you'll have to convince everyone else quit buying them too.

    Only problem is that since the dawn of GPGPUs with unified shaders, retail consumers are competing against datacenter sales. I bet both Nvidia and AMD would be more than happy to switch to datacenter-only GPGPUs if retail consumers decided to boycott overpriced GPUs.
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  • Chung Leong
    nofanneeded said:
    Nvidia ways scares customers alot , who on earth will pay $1499 for RTX 3090 when Nvidia will for sure release a super card a year after ?

    People who value a year worth of their lives at far more than a few hundred bucks? Carpe diem, that what I say. If you want it, buy it. Next year you could be dead.
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  • nofanneeded
    Chung Leong said:
    People who value a year worth of their lives at far more than a few hundred bucks? Carpe diem, that what I say. If you want it, buy it. Next year you could be dead.

    Lol , well it is funny what you just have said , and I agree with some of it , but I wont give my hard earned money for someone who is overpricing his product just because people want to enjoy life before death lol

    I can understand your logic in buying a Mercedes Benz instead of Toyota , and enjoying it while it is worth every penny , but not overpriced stuff :P
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  • EricLane
    I've never watched a reveal. Seems it is at 12PM EST. Is this something that is revealed and online sales go online instantly afterwards? Should I be pulled to the side of the road at 12PM staring at my phone?
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