Nvidia Finally Announces Their Much Awaited 4080s and 4090
At its GTC 22 conference on Tuesday, Nvidia unveiled 3 new RTX 40-series graphics cards, the most recent iteration of its well-liked GeForce GPU line.
At its GTC 22 conference on Tuesday, Nvidia unveiled 3 new RTX 40-series graphics cards, the most recent iteration of its well-liked GeForce GPU line. The RTX 4090, the most potent card in the range, and two variations of the RTX 4080—a more affordable 12 GB version and a 16 GB version—are the very first cards from the line to be made public.
Nvidia's first card was the new RTX 4090, which is the company's most powerful consumer card to date and sticks out in the RTX 40-series portfolio. In titles like Cyberpunk 2077 and Microsoft Flight Simulator, Nvidia claims the RTX 3090 Ti will run twice as well as the top card from the previous generation. 16,384 CUDA cores and 24 GB of RAM are included on the card. A GPU this powerful naturally requires a lot of energy in return, therefore the RTX 4090 will need 3 eight-pin power adapters with an additional fourth adaptor available for overclocking.
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 will be available for purchase on October 12th for a starting price of $1,599.
While you may believe that the only distinction here between 16 GB and the 12 GB versions of the RTX 4080 is their storage, you would be wrong. Nvidia also unveiled two variants of the RTX 4080. The two GPUs have somewhat different specifications. The 16 GB version, in particular, boasts 9,728 CUDA cores whereas the 12 GB variant only has 7,680. The storage in the later model is also slower than in the 16 GB variant. In other words, it would be preferable to think about this as a budget RTX 4080 that resembles an RTX 4070.5 more.
The starting prices for the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 (16 GB) and 12 GB models are respectively $1,199 and $899. In November, both RTX 4080 graphics cards are expected to be on sale.
For its RTX 40-series GPUs, Nvidia also unveiled several new capabilities like DLSS 3. Although the aesthetics and frame rate of this next generation of Nvidia's real-time picture reconstruction technology are greatly improved over earlier iterations, the frame rate increases aren't quite substantial.
The latest approach that Nvidia is employing uses interpolation, which means that the card forecasts the following frame and produces its very own version in place of the one that originates from the game. That's because the game will not be receiving inputs for each of the interpolated frames, while having faster frame rates, it could not seem as fluid.
Nvidia also revealed certain games with RTX-enabled ray tracing improvements, including Portal, along with all the new GPUs.