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Analysts: NVIDIA supplies 80% of video cards in the global market



Analysts: NVIDIA supplies 80% of video cards in the global market

Agency Jon Peddie Research has reported that the second half of 2020 NVIDIA increased its share of the cards market by 5% and now supplies 80% of all discrete accelerators.

It is reported that the point is not that AMD Radeon sales are falling, but that NVIDIA is growing at a faster pace. Compared to last year, NVIDIA sold 17.8% more graphics cards in the same period. AMD sales were up 8.4%.

According to Steam statistics for August 2020, only two models from AMD are included in the top 20 most popular video cards (at 9th and 17th places).

The announcement of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards will take place on September 1. We have collected the main leaks about features and prices.

Sources of the specialized edition Videocardz claim that at an online presentation on September 1, NVIDIA will announce three high- end GeForce video cards: RTX 3090, RTX 3080, and RTX 3070.

They will go in turns, starting with the senior, until the end of September, and later the company will take turns announcing and releasing cards of the middle and junior segments for several weeks.

All new models support HDMI 2.1 and will connect to the motherboard via 16 PCIe 4.0 lanes. AMD Ryzen 3000 and Threadripper motherboards currently support this standard, with AMD Ryzen 4000 series and 11th Gen Intel on the list in the coming months.

Commercially available motherboards with the Intel Z490 chipset also have PCIe 4.0 lanes, but compatible 10th Gen Core processors do not. PCIe 4.0 graphics cards are backward compatible with PCIe 3.0 motherboards, but the connection speed will be limited by the capabilities of the older standard.

GeForce RTX 3090

The flagship of the new line will not be the RTX 3080 Ti, but the RTX 3090 – for the first time since the GTX 600 series. It uses the GA102-300 chip with 5248 CUDA cores and 24 GB of new GDDR6X video memory with a bandwidth of almost 1 TB per second (936 GB / from).

As expected, the card consumes a huge amount of power – up to 350 W, despite the fact that the Ampere chip based on the new 7 nm process technology should be significantly more energy-efficient than the 12 nm Turing (current generation).

It is reported that only the reference version of NVIDIA will receive a special 12-pin power connector – RTX 3090 variants from partners like EVGA, ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte, and others will most likely come out with two regular 8-pin connectors.

GeForce RTX 3080

The second oldest model is made on the same chip as the RTX 3090, but stripped down – it contains 4352 CUDA cores (exactly the same number is now in the RTX 2080 Ti).

The video memory will be much less than that of the flagship, only 10 GB with a bandwidth of 760 GB / s. In comparison, the RTX 2080 Ti has 11 GB of VRAM with a bandwidth of 616 GB / s.

The insider kopite7kimi learned that later the partner manufacturers will launch the RTX 3080 version with 20 GB GDDR6X, but the timing and the exact name of this modification is unknown.

The pre-flagship will consume up to 320 watts of power, which is a third more than the RTX 2080 Ti (250 watts claimed for it).

GeForce RTX 3070

The mid-high segment model more or less matches the characteristics of the RTX 2080 Super. The exact characteristics of the GA104-300 chip are unknown, but in terms of power consumption (220 W) and memory capacity (8 GB), it is close to the current pre-flagship video card.

It uses 8 GB “regular” GDDR6 with a 256-bit bus. But the frequency will obviously be higher than that of the RTX 2080 Super, as the claimed bandwidth is higher (512 GB / s vs. 495 GB / s).

Reliable leaks about the prices of reference version yet – but with Taobao, Chinese trading platform flowed screenshots on the partnership RTX 3090 prices.

The “cheapest” version of the Colorful GeForce RTX 3090 Neptune D costs 1.9 thousand dollars, and the more premium version from ASUS ROG will cost 2.7 thousand dollars. In Russia, most likely, prices can be even higher.

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