Nvidia RTX 3090, 3080 and 3070 coming to NZ!

Staff Writer By Staff Writer - September 2nd, 2020
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As widely expected amid a constant buzz in recent weeks, Nvidia just officially unveiled their GeForce RTX 3070, RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 "Ampere" series - and they really are looking like something special! With features that include HDMI 2.1 (8K 60FPS!), PCI Express 4.0, and the use of Micron GDDR6X memory being highlighted amongst benchmarks for the RTX 30 series.

And those benchmarks looked pretty fantastic, further backed by a powerful statement from Jensen Huang of Nvidia “Today’s launch of Nvidia Ampere GPUs is a giant step into the future, the work of thousands of engineering years, the GeForce RTX 30 Series delivers our greatest generational leap ever. Nvidia RTX fuses programmable shading, ray tracing and AI for developers to create entirely new worlds. Twenty years from now, we’ll look back and realise that the future of gaming started here.”

Nvidia has exceeded performance expectations, the GeForce RTX 3090, 3080 and 3070 GPUs where shown offer up to 2x the performance and 1.9x the power efficiency over the previous Turing-based generation.

Essentials:

  • RTX 3090 Graphics Card
  • 24GB of GDDR6X
  • 10496 CUDA Cores
  • PCIe 4.0
  • HDMI 2.1
  • DisplayPort 1.4a
  • RTX 3080 Graphics Card
  • 10GB GDDR6X
  • 8704 CUDA Cores
  • PCIe 4.0
  • HDMI 2.1
  • DisplayPort 1.4a
  • RTX 3070 Graphics Card
  • 8GB GDDR6
  • 5888 CUDA Cores
  • PCIe 4.0
  • HDMI 2.1
  • DisplayPort 1.4a

The use of HDMI 2.1 paves the way forward to 8K 60FPS gaming, while enabling high speed 4K 120FPS options too. Gaming at 7680x4320 gives us 4x the pixel of 4K, with a significant demands on the memory side loading in assets and game data. This is the challenge that cards like the RTX 3090 where built for though, with double the memory of the RTX 2080Ti, the new RTX 3090 has whopping 24GB of extremely fast GDDR6X!

Nvidia then talked a bit about powerful new tools for gamers, including NVIDIA Broadcast, which harnesses AI to turn any room into a home broadcast studio. This universal plugin enhances the quality of microphones and webcams with RTX-accelerated AI effects, such as audio noise removal, virtual background effects and webcam auto frame. The aim is to make it easier for everyone to host a quality stream, and having already undergone some testing in the community it really is looking good.

Gigabyte RTX 3080 Gaming OC
The popular Gaming OC cooler design for RTX 3090
Gigabyte RTX 3080 Eagle
The new EAGLE series RTX 3080
Aorus RTX 3090 Xtreme Graphics Card
The most extreme cooler with digital display!

NVIDIA Reflex is a new suite of technologies that optimise and measure system latency. Nvidia teased a Low-Latency Mode, this was said to be integrated into popular esports games such as Apex Legends, Call of Duty: Warzone, Fortnite and Valorant - and that it reduces latency by up to 50 percent, with an analyzer mode being integrated into upcoming new gaming monitors.

Nvidia & Epic Games also announced that Fortnite will be adding real-time ray tracing, Nvidia DLSS and other exclusive technologies, making the game more beautiful and even more responsive. Gamers will experience these features in all Fortnite modes, as well as in a special new Creative mode map, called RTX Treasure Run, which has been specifically designed to highlight ray tracing.

Via Marcus Wassmer, engineering director of Graphics at Epic Games, “The GeForce RTX 30 Series is a testament to NVIDIA’s dedication to ray tracing and artificial intelligence, second-generation ray tracing, innovative use of AI with DLSS, and a large raw performance boost make the GeForce RTX 30 Series a truly impressive powerhouse for graphics technology in gaming.”

So yes, fun times ahead!

The team is busy checking dates and loading images for the first wave of the new Nvidia RTX 3000 series graphics cards incoming to New Zealand from Asus, Gigabyte and PNY - and these aftermarket versions are looking totally awesome!

Gigabyte Aorus RTX 3090 Graphics Card with Digital Display
GPU Digital Display
Gigabyte Aorus RTX 3090 Graphics Card WindForce Cooling Fans
WindForce fan design
Gigabyte Aorus RTX 3090 Graphics Card Triple Cooling
Massive triple fan coolers
Gigabyte Aorus RTX 3090 Graphics Card Backplate
Strong, two-tone backplates

We'll continue to update with links to the new Nvidia graphics cards, along with game bonus offers and more GPU goodness. For those wanting to watch the full event themselves check out the YouTube video below!


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AhsokaT

I ordered my 3070 today and I'm wondering roughly when you guys will be getting a shipment of them ( Gaming X Trio cards )

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JonathanW592

Hi Ben, are you able to check on my order for me please. I ordered an Asus TUF 3080 on the 21st of September but it keeps getting pushed back.

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Simon3man

Hi Ben, is the current ETA of 10/11 for the 3080 MSI Gaming X Trio relatively accurate now? Has moved around a few times in the last week. My order # should be attached to this account. :) Thanks! - Edit: Have received an ETA email from the sales support team confirming the 10th, thanks! Edit2: Ah nevermind, not even a day later and ETA has updated to 17th. D:

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Ben B (Head Office)

So great to hear :) Thank you!

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Vannara T.

Hi Ben, thanks for all the updates you've been providing us lately. Could you check the ETA on my order please? <hidden>

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AndrewF632

Hey Ben, would I also be able to get an update on the position of my order? Thanks Order Number <hidden>

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DouglasW71

Hey Ben, Can I have an update on my position of <hidden> please?

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EthanR899

Hi Ben i noticed when i clicked add to cart there was still stock but then when i went to order it said it wont ship until november 23rd? was wondering if you could help with this and if i could get an ETA even though it is early order no# is <hidden> . I noticed it went early as well. Thanks in advanced just hoping i can get it soon

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Ben B (Head Office)

Hi Ethan, I'll be checking on everything with the web sales team in the morning and will update you on this.

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EthanR899

Awesome thank you. Hope the launch went well

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Ben B (Head Office)

Hi Ethan, thanks for waiting on me. I can see your order is currently in 'picking' and you are in position #32. There is enough stock on hand to reach your order now, I expect you'll get an automatic "order shipping" email soon.

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EthanR899

Hi Ben I was wondering what kind of times would be generally expected for delivery as in how long it’d take

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Ben B (Head Office)

Hi Ethan, I'm not sure but I can see it's with the courier already - I'll email you the tracking link now so you can see more information on the delivery timing

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EthanR899

Awesome thank you so much. We all appreciate the work you do here

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EthanR899

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teezytom

Can I please get ETA for order <hidden>?

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Ben B (Head Office)

Hi Tom, I can see your order in queue position #3 (VGAAS33085), this connects to shipment showing ETA 27 November TBC. I have this shipment on my watchlist too, and am looking out for updates.

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teezytom

Thank you

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JonathanB95

Hey Ben, all the best for tonight's launch. I was wondering if I could please get an update on my order? I notice the 3080 XC3 Ultra's are showing as coming in earlier than December on the website. Is that a realistic time frame if I were to change my order to one of those or will that get pushed back like mine did originally? Cheers mate

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Ben B (Head Office)

Hi Jonathan, at this stage, with some EVGA and Gigabyte RTX 3080 models now having all their backorders fulfilled, I recommend you hold onto your existing order right now. The web sales team will be offering the in-stock GPU models to customers who are still waiting, so keeping yourself high in that queue too is good. That said, there aren't many orders left to ship for VGAEVG3080 or VGAGBV33080, so if you want to message web sales with the one you would prefer I suspect it would be close either way. (touch wood for luck!)

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JonathanB95

Thanks Ben, I'll stick it out then. Do you mind me asking what position I am in line?

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