Nvidia: GeForce RTX 4080 and 4090 presented at Keynote

Today, September 20th, Nvidia held a keynote. At 5 p.m. Central European Time, the keynote speech, which took place as part of the Nvidia GTC, a developer fair that this year is primarily about the age of AI and metaverse, was also broadcast online. What was particularly important for gamers, however, was the fact that the keynote was primarily about gaming graphics in the first half, and of course also about the new RTX 4000 graphics cards. As expected, Nvidia announced the first GeForce RTX 4000 models and revealed some details about the new graphics cards. We summarize everything important for you.

GeForce RTX 4080 and 4090 are coming soon

There will soon be two graphics cards with the new Ada Lovelace architecture, namely the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 and RTX 4090. The latter will offer 24GB of GDDR6X RAM and will be available on October 12 for $1599. According to Nvidia, it should be two to four times faster than the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, whereby this should refer to the performance with the new version of DLSS, namely DLSS3, or to the comparison with activated ray tracing.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 - Graphics during the keynote at the GTC 2022.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 – Graphics during the keynote at the GTC 2022.

Source: Nvidia Keynote (Screenshot)

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 will again be available with either 12GB or 16GB of GDDR6X RAM for a recommended price of $899 or $1199 respectively. The start is planned for November – an exact date is still pending. Here, too, Nvidia speaks of two to four times the performance, compared to a GeForce RTX 3080. We also suspect that it is about performance with DLSS or ray tracing, where the new RTX technology has advantages compared to the 3000 generation offers. Of course, when assessing the performance, it is important to wait for independent tests to find out how much faster the new graphics cards really are in a mix of several games – and how it looks in terms of price-performance.

In addition to the new graphics cards, Nvidia has also presented new technologies that are intended to provide better graphics or more performance, in addition to topics such as Omniverse (a platform for working together virtually), artificial intelligence and ray tracing. Nvidia’s DLSS is coming into the third generation and promises further AI-supported performance and quality improvements, plus the new Nvidia Reflex, which is intended to minimize latencies in the graphics. We are preparing a special for both the new graphics cards and the new technologies by the weekend, which will also deal with the upcoming Ryzen CPUs and a small purchase guide on CPUs and graphics cards that are currently already available.

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