The upcoming NVIDIA event, scheduled to take place on September 1st will reportedly reveal the next-gen Ampere based GeForce RTX 30 Series of Graphics Cards. However, the event might not be able to offer anything new that hasn’t already been confirmed through multiple leaks. The latest one to surface is from GAINWARD, a third-party manufacturer of Graphics Cards.
Leaked images of GAINWARD GeForce RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 Phoenix Series Ampere Graphics Cards have reconfirmed nearly all the specifications of the GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs. The GAINWARD GeForce RTX 30 series high-end lineup will feature the Phoenix ‘Golden Sample’ line of graphics cards. Both the premium Graphics Card will feature a very generous 2.7 slot design, which means smaller computer cabinets might not be able to accommodate them with ample spacing for adequate cooling.
GAINWARD GeForce RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 Phoenix Series Ampere Graphics Cards Features:
Both the GAINWARD GeForce RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 Phoenix Series Ampere Graphics Cards feature the NVIDIA Ampere GA102 GPU. The cards feature a triple-fan design and a large aluminum shroud which is illuminated by RGB LEDs. The cards feature a large GeForce RTX logo on the sides. There’s an interesting aluminum backplate that extends beyond the PCB.
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Despite taking up 2.7 or 3 slots in total, it appears the GAINWARD GeForce RTX 30 Series of Graphics Cards will make use of a very compact design that doesn’t extend the full length of the cooler. This means the third fan pushes the air through the exposed heatsink. Needless to add, the design goes against the NVIDIA’s own Founders Edition PCB that leaked earlier.
Both the GAINWARD GeForce RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 Phoenix Series Ampere Graphics Cards will require the new 8-pin connectors, and that too two in number, for power. Although it is currently unclear, it appears the higher-end variant or RTX 3090 will feature next-generation NVLINK connectors, but the GeForce RTX 3080 might not.
GAINWARD GeForce RTX 3090 ‘Golden Sample’ Specifications:
According to the leaks, the GAINWARD GeForce RTX 3090 ‘Golden Sample’ Graphics Card will feature the GA102-300-A1 GPU, which means it will pack 5248 CUDA cores or 82 SMs. Roughly translated this means the new Ampere-based cards should offer a minimum of 20 percent increase over the last year’s top-end card, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.
The GAINWARD GeForce RTX 3090 ‘Golden Sample’ Graphics Card will pack 24GB of GDDR6X memory capable of 19.5 Gbps bandwidth. The card has a boost clock of 1725 MHz. The power draw is expected to be 350W, which will necessitate the dual 8-pin connectors. The main features of the NVIDIA RTX 30 series are 2nd-Gen Ray Tracing cores, 3rd-Gen Tensor Cores, and PCI-Express 4.0 interface.
GAINWARD GeForce RTX 3080 ‘Golden Sample’ Specifications
The GAINWARD GeForce RTX 3080 ‘Golden Sample’ Graphics Card is reportedly featuring the GA102-200-KD-A1 SKU. This slightly lowered version will feature the same 4352 CUDA cores as the RTX 2080 Ti. The card will feature 4352 CUDA cores or 68 SMs.
The card is reportedly going to feature up to 10 GB of GDDR6X memory. Interestingly, a few other vendors are promising up to 20 GB of GDDR6X memory, but at a higher cost. Since the memory is running at 19 Gbps across a 320-bit bus interface, buyers can expect a bandwidth of up to 760 GB/s. The card has a Boost Clock of 1740 MHz.