After doing no 3d for 6 months, I’ve suddenly been doing a lot of it lately…and have been using a combo of c4d R20 and blender. Have an eyeball on the GPU announcements that are looming. With diminished income I probably have no business even thinking about a new card. But can’t help myself.
Here’s what I’ve heard from the rumor sites:
-Countdown timer to next Gen announcement is here:
Announcement: Sept 1 / Release Sept 17 (The RTX 3070 will follow in October, and RTX 3060 in November )
-Live stream of event I believe is only on Nvidia web site.
-Rumors are that naming will change, and the replacement for 2080TI will be dubbed 3090. Or perhaps the replacement for Titan is 3090.
-Cards are purportedly 40-50% faster than previous generation
-Though at one time Nvidia was going to be jumping to 7nm TSMC process, it now looks like they are opting for Samsung’s faux 8 nm process. I say ‘faux’ because in truth it is an adapted 10nm process.
-VRAM bumps, both in type of memory and in amount. Some are saying the 3090 will feature 24GB of blazing GDDR6X.
-In the past Nvidia has brought a lot of innovation to the market: CUDA, accelerated physics, AI based denoising and upsampling and then two years ago: RT. Now there are rumors of something called a ‘traversal coprocessor.’ Purportedly this dedicated hardware will also be targeted at Ray Tracing. So something to keep an eye on, though I’d suspect it will take Otoy, VRAY and Redshift technicians some time to fold that into their rendering tech, just as it did with rt cores.
One pricing rumor suggests:
Now the not-so-good news:
-The new gen is purported an energy hog
-And runs hot
-May require special power connector
-Is physically supersized. The 3090 is said to take up 3 slots and is massive in width, height and lenght.