Next generation Geforce flagship appears to be much bigger than previously expected.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 is a 3-slot graphics card
New photos of the upcoming GeForce RTX 3090 graphics cards have emerged. The card named RTX 3090 appears to occupy three slots on the motherboard, as the I/O bracket clearly has 3 fingers. It is also much longer and wider than the RTX 2080, pictured as well for the comparison.
The irregular shaped PCB appears to be present on this sample codenamed ‘Config 1’ as well. Two fans are installed on opposite sides of the card. Unlike the sample leaked back in June, this card features a fully black design. The sample codenamed RTX 3080 in the prior leak was a 2-slot card.
The photograph showing the backplate appears to feature the RTX 3090 label, but it is barely visible. According to the leaker the card could retail at 1,400 USD, although as we have mentioned many times, pricing is impossible to confirm, even hours before the embargo, as NVIDIA tends to change this at the very last minute.
Unfortunately, the specifications have not been yet been confirmed, but the card is believed to feature GA102 GPU with at least 5248 CUDA cores and 24GB of GDDR6X memory. This model is NVIDIA reference design, also known as GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition.
NVIDIA is set to announce GeForce RTX 30 series on September 1st.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 (front), Source: @GarnetSunset
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 (rear), Source: @GarnetSunset