NVIDIA's next-gen flagship graphics card could be the RTX 3090, features new GDDR6X memory

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

What you need to know

  • NVIDIA is ramping up hype for their upcoming 30-series RTX graphics cards.
  • These next-gen cards should feature huge upgrades across the board, and push gaming forward.
  • There have already been prior leaks, but a new one suggests new GDDR6X memory will be on board.
  • NVIDIA should announce their new cards as soon as September 1, 2020.

If you've been following along with graphics cards recently, you'll know that NVIDIA's upcoming 30-series graphics cards have already leaked pretty heavily. Now that we have an offical announcement date of September 1, the leaks are only going to get more revealing for NVIDIA's next-gen graphics lineup. The latest leak from VideoCardz sees memory manufacturer Micron accidentally drop the ball on key specs for the flagship GPU from NVIDIA, the GeForce RTX 3090.

According to the report, the RTX 3090 (the rumored top dog in the lineup), will feature the brand-new GDDR6X memory for the first time, allowing the GPU to hit never-before-seen speeds, possibly even breaking the 1TB/s barrier with incredible bandwith speeds, which is mind-boggling fast. The report also reiterates previous leaks that the 3090 will debut with 12GB of this new GDDR6X memory, but previous leaks have also claimed 16, 20, and even 22GB variants, so we'll have to wait and see for the full amount.

We already knew that NVIDIA's upcoming graphics cards were going to be impressive, especially considering NVIDIA regularly dominates our picks for best graphics card, but debuting with GDDR6X memory will allow these graphics monsters to hit new levels of of speed, with the cards able to push through a huge amount of data in a very short period of time. It'll be very exciting to see what NVIDIA's 30-series cards, and especially the heavily-rumored RTX 3090 flagship, are capable of in PC gaming.

As always, these are just leaks and rumors at the moment, so take it with a hefty pinch of salt until NVIDIA confirms this info.

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