Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 Caught On Camera

2020-08-22

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 (Image credit: GarnetSunset/Twitter)

Twitter user has shared two photographs of one of Nvidia's looming Ampere graphics cards. The markings are barely visible, but the mysterious graphics card appears to be the .

It's not the first time that we've seen , but the graphics card is simply massive. According to the images, the GeForce RTX 3090 occupies up to three PCI slots. This certainly raises the question to whether Ampere will pull a lot of power and, thus, if that's why it has such a beefy heatsink. There were already rumors that the could debut with a 350W TDP (thermal design power).

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 (Image credit: GarnetSunset/Twitter)

The specifications for the GeForce RTX 3090 aren't clear yet, but we might be looking at a graphics card that could feature 5,376 to 7,552 CUDA cores and up to 12GB of GDDR6X memory. And unless r, the GeForce RTX 3090's memory will clock up to 21 GBps.

The leaker who brought us the photographs also shared the alleged pricing for Nvidia's Ampere product stack. Take the pricing with a bit of salt though as manufacturers have gotten smarter over the last few years and would often establish false pricing only to change them just before the product launch. According to the leaker, the GeForce RTX 3090 will reportedly retail for $1,400 while the GeForce RTX 3080, RTX 3070 and RTX 3060 purportedly sell for $800, $600 and $400, respectively. Again, take those numbers with a huge shovelful of salt.