Wednesday, 02 September 2020 12:18

PNY launches XLR8 Gaming NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Featured


PNY has announced the expansion of its NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPU family by adding the new PNY XLR8 Gaming GeForce RTX 30 Series.

Powered by the new NVIDIA Ampere architecture, these gaming GPUs offer a new price-performance benchmark.

These Gaming GeForce RTX 30 Series line of GPUs will be available in three different configurations: RTX 3090, RTX 3080 and RTX 3070, all powered by the all-new NVIDIA Ampere architecture, providing, according to the company, "enhanced gaming realism, powerful real time ray tracing, extreme overclocking capabilities and cutting-edge features that will power-up your performance and accelerate the way you game."

iTWire is aware of a lot of chat on social media where gamers who spent more than $2000 on a top-of-the-line GPU early this year are seeing their investment slashed in value by these units which offer greater performance at something like half the price.

The new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs, the 2nd generation of RTX, features new RT Cores, Tensor Cores and streaming multiprocessors, claiming to bring stunning visuals, amazingly fast frame rates and AI acceleration to games and creative applications.

The new NVIDIA Ampere architecture, delivers increases of up to 1.9X performance-per-watt over the previous generation, the RTX 30 Series effortlessly powers graphics experiences at all resolutions, even up to 8K at the top end. The GeForce RTX 3090, 3080, and 3070 represent the greatest GPU generational leap in the history of NVIDIA.

"Gaming realism has reached new heights enhancing game creation and gameplay alike while inspiring more creativity, outstanding visual graphics and increasing the in-game competitiveness," said Matt Wuebbling, vice-president of global GeForce marketing at NVIDIA. "The NVIDIA Ampere architecture brings you cutting-edge realism that allows you to enjoy better graphics and advance your game play, so that you not only stay in the game, you excel in it."

PNY also noted that, "You can now immerse yourself into the most advanced and graphic intense AAA games today and be ready for new titles yet to come as the PNY XLR8 Gaming GeForce RTX 30 Series lets you game like a pro by delivering a powerful combination of ultra-performance and super-fast memory."

In terms of overclocking and RGB customisation, the PNY XLR8 Gaming GeForce RTX 30 Series is compatible with PNY's VelocityX overclocking software which allows for the customisation and monitoring of critical stats like core clock, memory clock, core temperature, fan speed, RGB lighting and more, aiming for the perfect balance of performance and efficiency.

Product features:

PNY XLR8 Gaming GeForce RTX 3090

  • 24GB
  • 3 fan
  • PCIe 4.0
  • GDDR6X
  • Overclocking: via VelocityX Software

PNY XLR8 Gaming GeForce RTX 3080

  • 10GB
  • 3 fan
  • PCIe 4.0
  • GDDR6X
  • Overclocking: via VelocityX Software

PNY XLR8 Gaming GeForce RTX 3070

  • 8GB
  • 3 fan and 2 fan variations
  • PCIe 4.0
  • GDDR6
  • EPIC-X RGB on 3 fan version
  • Overclocking: via VelocityX Software

 PNY XLR8 Gaming GeForce RTX 3080 will be available from mid-September in Australia via mWave and in NZ via PBtech. The exact pricing was not available at the time of writing.

The PNY XLR8 Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 will be available later in September and PNY XLR8 Gaming GeForce RTX 3070 will be available by mid-October.

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