Recently, Nvidia has released the specifications for the new RTX 30 series, and they are mind-blowing. So far we know the specs of the RTX 3090, 3080, and 3070. You might be wondering why we said "a moment of silence for RTX Titan and 2080ti". This is because it seems that each of these have direct, better counterparts in the RTX 30 series. Nvidia has outdone themselves by a huge margin with these new cards, especially in terms of price.
This is the RTX Titan Killer. Coming in at $1400, this card is $1100 less than the RTX Titan with equal or more performance. It comes with a nauseating 24GB of GDDR6X, with a total memory bandwidth of 935.8gbps. For comparison, the RTX Titan has 24GB of GDDR6, but running at "only" 672gbps. Needless to say, the RTX Titan has definitely been made obsolete as of now.
The RTX 3080 is what we would have expected as the successor to the RTX 2080, and it fits the bill. At $700, it is a monster card that is the same price as the RTX 2080, but packs much more punch with 10GB of GDDR6X. It also has 760gbps of total memory bandwidth compared to 448 for the RTX 2080. It is overall about twice as powerful and the best option for top-end gaming rigs (RTX 3090 is overkill for almost all games except games like Crysis at ultra settings and Microsoft Flight Simulator at ultra settings).
The RTX 3080 and 3090 are both great additions and a sign of Nvidia's steady progress. However, the card that really took the computing world by storm when the specs were released is the RTX 3070. At $500, this supposed to be a midrange card. However, with 8gb of GDDR6, it's anything but. It actually outperforms the RTX 2080ti while supposedly being the counterpart to the RTX 2070, and at 30% less cost. Last month, people were spending $750+ on the RTX 2080ti, considering it the alpha of cards, and now the 3070 is here that blows it out of the water. It's such stunning moment for RTX 2080ti buyers, generating many memes.