GeForce RTX 3000 is approaching
With the new GeForce RTX 3000 series seems to land a direct hit on Nvidia, as far as the performance of graphics cards is concerned. The prices for the graphics cards are only likely to appeal to a rather small group of gamers, because the GeForce RTX 3080 will start at 700 euros next week, and in October the GeForce RTX 3070 will be a 500 euros model on the market, which is still a lot of money for a graphics card.
At AMD, however, there is currently nothing in the portfolio above 400 euros, apart from individual overclocked variants of the Radeon RX 5700 XT – how strong the new ones RX 6000 models, which will appear at the end of October at the earliestis still unclear. However, many experts expect that the upcoming AMD graphics cards will not come close to the new Nvidia Ampere top models either. The assumed leap in performance from Nvidia is simply too big, and Nvidia is already outperforming the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT with the GeForce RTX 2070 Super.
Is AMD at the end of the line when it comes to the graphics card market? And is it even important which manufacturer is ahead in the high-end sector? I mean no! In this column I will explain in detail why I see it that way and also describe the current and expected conditions in more detail for those who are not up to date with the current graphics card market situation.
Ampere and RTX 3000 – from 500 to 1500 euros
Three new GeForce RTX-3000 graphics cards from Nvidia are casting their shadows – the GeForce GTX 3090, which costs 1500 euros, is only aimed at a presumably extremely small group of enthusiasts. So I leave out this top model here. For the vast majority of gamers, the other two models in the trio that Nvidia announced a few days ago are more interesting: On September 17th, the starting shot for the new Ampere GPUs with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 will be given, followed by the GeForce in October RTX 3070. Both graphics cards are said to be stronger than the current top model GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, for which more than 1000 euros is still being called. This alone is quite remarkable, but the message only becomes something special when you consider the prices. Because the two new graphics cards will cost 499 and 699 euros respectively – you will get the previous top performance for less than half the price, provided the announcement does not exaggerate the performance. Although we have always described the current top model of the 2000 series in our purchase recommendations as overpriced, this is also the case at our last graphics card purchase advice in June – The potential performance of the RTX 3000 models seems to be so high that the advertised prices seem comparatively good.