It’s Computex time and that means major announcements from brands big and small in the tech space. Nvidia is catching the first headline of the day with its announcement of two new GPUs, the RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3080 Ti, in addition to several other highlights, including the expansion of ray tracing in popular PC titles and new RTX 30-Series laptops. MSI, PNY, and other AIBs have also announced custom variants of the new GPUs.
RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3080 Ti Announced
The biggest news coming out of the address is the announcement of the RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3080 Ti. The RTX 3080 Ti will be launching first, hitting store shelves on June 3rd with the RTX 3070 Ti soon to follow the next week. The cards are being framed against their last-generation counterparts versus their non-Ti variants and Nvidia promises “1.5x faster performance.” The cards will feature 12GB and 8GB of GDDR6X memory respectively. The RTX 3080 Ti is slated to release at $1199. The RTX 3070 Ti, on the other hand, will retail for $599.
In addition, MSI and PNY have announced an array of RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti variants. MSI will have versions from its Suprim, Gaming Trio, and Ventus lines. PNY will offer its own versions of each card within its XLR8 line of gaming GPUs. Other AIBs will also be announcing new cards, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for your brand of choice.
RTX, DLSS, and Nvidia Reflex Expanding
The core technologies defining this generation of Nvidia GPUs are expanding in availability. Nvidia announced that, in total, more than 130 games now support RTX acceleration technologies.
The list of game franchises, game engines, game developers, game publishers and hardware/peripheral manufacturers using NVIDIA-pioneered game technologies is extensive. To date, over 60 RTX games support ray tracing or DLSS, while another 20 have adopted NVIDIA Reflex.
Adoption of DLSS technology has been swift, with support in Unreal Engine and Unity Engine, numerous private game engines and over 50 game titles. The all-star lineup of gaming franchises that use DLSS to deliver a new level of graphics includes Battlefield, Call of Duty, Control, Crysis, Cyberpunk, Death Stranding, DOOM, Final Fantasy, Fortnite, Marvel Avengers, Metro, Minecraft, Monster Hunter, Outriders, Red Dead Redemption, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six, Tomb Raider, War Thunder, Watch Dogs, Wolfenstein and more.
Here's a clip of Doom Eternal, now running with RTX enabled.
In addition, 12 of the top 15 eSports titles now support Nvidia Reflex, which reduces input lag and latency in high-intensity titles.
New Nvidia RTX 30-Series Laptops Announced
Finally, if you’re more of a mobile gamer, Nvidia announced even more RTX 30-Series laptops will be making their way to market. Both Acer and Alienware will have high-performance RTX 3080s available. The Alienware X15 will feature a 1440p G-Sync display. Acer’s new 16-inch Predator Triton 500 SE and “is loaded with third-generation Max-Q technologies for peak operation and performance.” Pricing is not available at this time.
Further down the stack, Nvidia shares the following:
For creators, the 14-inch HP Envy brings the capabilities of RTX to an ultra-portable laptop. Available with a 15-inch display, the Envy 15 can be equipped with up to GeForce RTX 3060 laptop graphics. The new Acer ConceptD series offers a variety of traditional clamshell options, and an Ezel sketch board design, to give creators even more flexibility. The ConceptD line ranges from the ConceptD 3 with either a GeForce RTX 3050 or 3050 Ti Laptop GPU, all the way up to the ConceptD 7 and 7 Pro with GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU and NVIDIA RTX A5000 laptop GPU configurations. And MSI’s Creator Z16, Creator 17, WS66 and WS76 are joining the Studio program, featuring the Creator Z16, an elegant and premium laptop powered by a GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU.