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New NVIDIA RTX 3090 rumor reveals high price tag and absurd amount of memory

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (Image credit: Harish Jonnalagadda / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • NVIDIA is preparing to announce their next lineup of high-end graphics cards to set the bar for PC gaming.
  • The pinnacle of this collection is supposedly the NVIDIA RTX 3090, which is shaping up to be a monster of a GPU.
  • A new rumor reveals a staggering starting price point of $1,399 to $1,499, much higher than previous generations.
  • The card could also feature 24GB of GDDR6X memory, a significant boost in amount and speed from the last flagship GPU.

The rumors revolving around NVIDIA's upcoming 30-series graphics cards, using the new Ampere architecture, are continuing to heat up as we head for the expected reveal on September 1, 2020. Just a few days ago we learned of a rumor that the NVIDIA RTX 3090, the apparent flagship in NVIDIA's new lineup, will feature GDDR6X memory, which boasts much improved speeds thanks to a higher bandwidth. Now, a new rumor is surfacing that tells us even more about this powerful PC component.

A report from wccftech may reveal long-awaited information regarding the pricing of the RTX 3090, as well as how much of this new GDDR6X memory the GPU could have, and both are much higher than originally expected. The RTX 3090 (which is expected to be the successor to the already expensive RTX 2080 Ti) could start at $1,399 in the US, with an extra $100 on top for the Founder's Edition, bringing the final price to a wallet-emptying $1,499. However, these prices could be justified if the RTX 3090 is as powerful as rumors suggest.

Utilizing a huge 24GB of new GDDR6X memory, the RTX 3090 will have over twice the amount of the RTX 2080 Ti, which came with only 11GB, and this upgrade memory will have higher speeds and better efficiency. Not only that, but the new cores the RTX 3090 will use may give players a 40-50% performance leap over the RTX 2080 Ti, one of the most powerful graphics cards you can stick in your PC, and a mainstay in our picks of best graphics card) for your PC.

We'll have to wait for NVIDIA's official reveal to verify any of this information, so take these rumors with a hefty pinch of salt for now. In the meantime, are you excited for what could be the king of PC GPU's going forward? Are you impressed with the apparent features and performance the RTX 3090 will offer? Let us know in the comments below!

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7 Comments
  • As they say, you get what you pay for. In this case, an absolute beast of a GPU
  • This might give consumers sticker shock, but anybody that's coming from Quadro (where most of this tech is borrowed from) wouldn't bat an eye at these prices since Quadro starts at $5000.
  • Wow, you could make a low level flight in an A320 over New York city with active weather on ultra in Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • That's actually less expensive than I would have thought.
  • Well, we will find out on Sept. 1st when all is revealed. Personally I am more interested in the RTX3070 and RTX3060 parts (or whatever they name them) and what price/performance points they will come in at. Also, will they debut a GTX-1770 or 1750 part with the Ray-Tracing removed but killer non-ray-tracing price/performance? I'm sure they won't talk about Mobile GPUs yet, but a Mobile RTX3060 could blow up the entire laptop gaming market with the 50% more performance for 50% less power rumors. We shall see.........
  • Well, we will find out on Sept. 1st when all is revealed. Personally I am more interested in the RTX3070 and RTX3060 parts (or whatever they name them) and what price/performance points they will come in at. Also, will they debut a GTX-1770 or 1750 part with the Ray-Tracing removed but killer non-ray-tracing price/performance? and I'm sure they won't talk about Mobile GPUs yet, but a Mobile RTX-3060 could blow up the entire laptop gaming market with the 50% more performance for 50% less power rumors. We shall see.........
  • Current price of 2080Ti is $1500+ on Nvidia Indian website. In that way, the rumoured GPU will cost near $1800 (INR). Those variants are for Techies, Reviewers, Pros and Rich.