Nvidia Officially Announces the RTX 4090 and 4080 Desktop GPUs
Nvidia has announced a new flagship GPU as part of its RTX 4000 series of graphics cards, the successor to its two-year-old RTX 3000 series.
Using Nvidia's new Ada Lovelace architecture, which uses the third-generation DLSS, the first GPU is the GeForce RTX 4090, which includes 24GB of G6X memory and is claimed to be two to four times faster than the RTX 3090 Ti, Nvidia's previous flagship GPU. The RTX 4090 will cost $1599 and will be released on October 12th.
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The RTX 4080 was also announced and includes two memory configurations: 12GB and 16GB. The RTX 4080 is claimed to be two to four times faster than the RTX 3080 Ti. While no release date was given to the RTX 4080 GPUs, Nvidia says the cards will release sometime in November. The RTX 4080 with 12GB of G6X memory will retail for $899, while the 16GB variant will cost $1,199.
During the presentation, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang went into extensive detail about the RTX 40's new graphical architecture. Huang notes that the Ada architecture features third-generation RTX, which boasts new features, including real-time path tracing as well as the third generation of Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS). DLSS 3 is reportedly capable of generating additional frames and boosting game performance by up to two times.
An overview of the first three RTX generations. | Image: Nvidia
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