Nvidia's new 3080 GPU Architecture

It's time again to head back to the kitchen, to the covid-19 era presentation kitchen of Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang, still wearing that trademark leather jacket in the middle of August.  Time for the Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 Series official launch event.

These events are designed to get you excited, and this one delivers the goods.  28 Billion Transistors, 238 Tensor-TFLOPS, on their new 2nd generation RTX GPU chip.  The RTX 3080 has 10,496 CUDA cores on it (wow).  8K resolution 3D games running at 60 fps (wow).  Big fan, yep.

The presentation demoes all kinds of different applications that take advantage of the brute compute power inside of these new GeForce RTX cards.  Real time ray tracing, GAN neural nets, video to 3D modeling, background image and noise removal for enhanced streaming video, etc. Also something called the Nvidia Omniverse Machinima, that appears to let you storyboard and then produce complete photo-realistic videos for video game storytelling using video game assets on a single computer equipped with a GeForce RTX card.

We'll be taking a more detailed look at Nvidia's real time ray tracing technology in a future post.


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