NVIDIA’s Jeff Fisher and Manuvir Das delivered a news-packed virtual keynote at COMPUTEX 2021. Fisher, senior vice president of NVIDIA’s GeForce business, announced a pair of powerful new gaming GPUs — the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and GeForce 3070 Ti. He spoke about NVIDIA’s role in powerful new laptops for gamers and creators. And he detailed the fast-growing adoption of NVIDIA RTX technologies in a growing roster of games.
Das, head of enterprise computing, announced that dozens of new servers are certified to run NVIDIA AI Enterprise software, marking a rapid expansion of the NVIDIA-Certified Systems program, which has grown to include more than 50 systems from the world’s leading manufacturers.
Based on the NVIDIA Ampere architecture, with second-generation RT Cores and third-generation Tensor Cores, Ampere is “our greatest generational leap ever,” Fisher said. “The 80 Ti class of GPUs represents the best of our gaming lineup.”
The GPU comes as the production value of games continues to march forward, Fisher explained. “New titles like Cyberpunk 2077 and Watch Dogs: Legion have elevated realism, demanding even more of the GPU,” he said.
Fisher said the RTX 3080 Ti is 1.5x faster than its predecessor and tears through the latest games with all the settings cranked up. And the RTX 3070 Ti is 1.5x faster than a 2070 SUPER, thanks to more cores and superfast GDDR6X memory.
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti availability will begin on June 3, starting at $1,199. GeForce RTX 3070 Ti availability begins on June 10, starting at $599.