Timeline for RTX 30 series launch detailed – RTX 3090/3080 are Nvidia’s working titles

Timeline for RTX 30 series launch detailed - RTX 3090/3080 are Nvidia's working titles

Timeline for RTX 30 series launch detailed – RTX 3090/3080 are Nvidia’s working titles

Last week, heatsink designs for Nvidia’s RTX 30 series leaked onto the web, showcasing what Nvidia’s next generation of Founders Edition graphics cards could look like. 

According to sources from Igor’s Lab, Nvidia has started to investigate these leaks, seemingly validating the authenticity of these designs, but now it looks like this RTX 3080 cooler design is one of many potential heatsink designs that Nvidia is considering for its RTX 30 series lineup. 

Right now, Nvidia is reportedly testing two “competing solutions” which will act as their RTX 30 series reference heatsink design. These coolers are from two competing OEMs, both of which have supplied Nvidia in the past. These heatsink designs will be tested against each other to determine which delivers the best performance, is the most cost-effective and will remain durable over long-term use cases. The results of these tests will determine what Nvidia’s RTX 30 series will look like. 

Timeline for RTX 30 series launch detailed - RTX 3090/3080 are Nvidia's working titles  

According to a timeline from Igor’s Lab, Nvidia is in the process of design validation for its RTX 30 series products. This timeline suggests that a media launch for the RTX 30 series could happen as early as September, as mass production will likely start sometime in August. 

This doesn’t mean that the RTX 3000 series will hit retailers in September. The chart below is an estimation, not a leak.

Timeline for RTX 30 series launch detailed - RTX 3090/3080 are Nvidia's working titles  

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