It looks like that the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 will become the best graphics card of this 2020, which will be released on September 1. While we are waiting to get some official information on it, the buzz is a bit heated with several leakers giving their own predictions regarding the price of the RTX 3090.
In recent hours, the latest rumor comes from Wjm47196, who has a history of leaks/rumors that turned out to be true. The leaker says that the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 will have a starting price of $1,399. This is $200 more than the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, which was priced at $1,199 for the Founders Edition. This is claimed to be the starting price, as the GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition could cost an additional $100, which should put the GPU’s price at $1,499 USD.
After doing some comparison, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti had variants starting at $999, while custom designs went up to $1999. NVIDIA had a $200 difference for the Founders Edition variant of the RTX 2080 Ti, and while the RTX 3090 may have a $100 difference for its own FE variant, the base price would be very high, at about $1,399 USD.
If we compare the rumored base price of the GeForce RTX 3090 with the base price of the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, a 40% price increase can be seen. The price of the Founders Edition would have a 25% increase over Turing. The main reason for the price increase could be associated with the massive amounts of memory that the new Ampere GPU incorporates.
While the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti has 11 GB of GDDR6, the GeForce RTX 3090 is expected to boast an incredible 24 GB GDDR6X memory. That’s more than twice the memory buffer which also runs at much higher clock speeds for higher bandwidth and across a wider bus as well.
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 will also make use of the GA102 GPU, which is rumored to offer a performance jump of up to 40-50% over the RTX 2080 Ti. However, this will cause some concern in the enthusiast segment, as we can get custom variants that can cost more than $1,500.