Technology NVIDIA apologizes for RTX 3090 pre-orders before they even begin
Gigabyte Aero 17 HDR review: A big, bright content creation machine
With its Aero lineup, Gigabyte has developed a reputation for powerful, slim, long-lasting laptops with low-key designs that don’t scream “gaming.” The $2,800 Aero 17 HDR XB is a great example of that philosophy -- it has plenty of power but is more aesthetically restrained than rival models from Razer, Alienware and ASUS. It packs a 17.3-inch, HDR400 screen that’s brighter than nearly any other laptop. The configuration I tested also has Intel’s latest 8-core i7-10875H processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q graphics and 16GB of RAM. With all that, it should make for an ideal entertainment and content-creation machine, with a slice of gaming on the side.
NVIDIA’sis going on pre-order this morning, but it sounds like you’re going to need a lot of luck to get one. In a , the company has essentially pre-apologized for the lack of supply, while stressing that it’s strictly designed (and priced) for enthusiasts.
“Since we built GeForce RTX 3090 for a unique group of users, like the TITAN RTX before it, we want to apologize upfront that this will be in limited supply on launch day,” the company wrote. “We know this is frustrating, and we’re working with our partners to increase the supply in the weeks to come.”
NVIDIA will show off its next-gen graphics cards on September 1st
Yesterday, NVIDIA caught everyone’s attention when it tweeted an extremely vague, short video teaser. While the details are still lacking, today, NVIDIA announced an event scheduled for September 1st at 9AM PT. CEO Jensen Huang will “highlight the company’s latest innovations in gaming and graphics.” Even with such limited info, we can guess that NVIDIA will reveal its next-gen graphics cards. We do know that the event will celebrate the company’s 21st anniversary, and given all the 21s in the teaser, we might guess that the graphics cards will be the 2100 series. Though, others have guessed that the cards will be the GeForce 3000 series.
The RTX 3090 is designed for what NVIDIA calls “extreme gamers,” with features like 10,496 CUDA cores and a prodigious 24GB of GDDR6X memory. It’s also made for “creators making movies and rendering cinematics” or 8K gaming — provided you’re one of thepeople with an 8K TV. It also said that you’ll only see a 10 to 15 percent performance boost over the RTX 3080, but you’ll pay over double the price — $1,500 compared to $700.
Still, that’s not likely to discourage buyers who want to buy and flip the cards for a profit — in fact, the high price and apology could create even more demand. After all, when the RTX 3080 Founders Edition went on sale, itand started popping up on eBay for prices.
Alienware has its own RTX 3080 GPU, and its new monitors are bringing the hertz .
The Aurora and Area-51m get big refresh options, plus three new monitorsThe boards and cooling have been tweaked by Alienware itself to be shorter than any RTX 3000-series card we’ve heard about yet, at just 267mm (10.5 inches) in length, the better to fit into smaller cases like the Aurora R11. Believe it or note, Nvidia’s own RTX 3080 Founder’s Edition is actually one of the smallest cards on the market at 285mm (11.2 inches) long, and this is even shorter.