Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 and Ada Lovelace Everything Announced
The day PC gamers have been waiting for is finally here, new Nvidia graphics cards. Nvidia announced a new Nvidia RTX 4090. Additionally, the computer chip maker announced new a new RTX platform and tools, and even an RTX remastered version of Portal. Read on to see all the big gaming announcements from Nvidia's GTC 2022 keynote.
Nvidia's GTC 2022 Keynote: Everything Announced
Nvidia announced its third generation RTX architecture called Ada Lovelace. This new GPU architecture is based around a 4N process resulting in chips with 76 billion transistors and 90 teraflops of processing power. The RT cores have also been bumped up with 2x the ray-triangle intersection throughput.
Meanwhile, the new tensor core will support FP8 and power DLSS 3.0, which can now use a new AI algorithm to generate entire frames rather than just upscaling pixels. According to Nvidia DLSS 3.0 can boost game performance by up to four times over brute-force rendering. In a demo, Nvidia showed how DLSS 3.0 can double the frame rate of Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Portal with RTX
Nvidia has modded Portal and remastered it with RTX and DLSS 3.0. The game features all-new, realistic lighting effects applied through omniverse tools.
RTX Remix is a new application that essentially lets you convert any game into an RTX experience. All you have to do is capture the game in a universal scene discriptor, and from there you can scene to alter lighting and other attributes. After that, you can replay the experience with the new lighting.
Nvidia RTX 4090
The Nvidia RTX 4090 is the first new generation card Nvidia announced at GTC 2022. It features 1400 TOPS tensor performance that allows it to be 4x faster for RT games and 2x faster for more traditionally rasterized games. Compared to the outgoing Nvidia RTX 3090, Nivdia claims this new card is two to four times faster.
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 will come with 24GB GDDR6X video memory and it’ll be available on October 12 for $1,599.
Nvidia RTX 4080
The Nvidia RTX 4080 is the second new GPU Nvidia announced and it'll come with either 16GB or 12GB of G6X memory. Either way, Nvidia promises this new card is 2-4x faster than the 3080 Ti. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 with 16GB of G6X memory starts at $1,199.
If you’re not ready to jump into the new generation of GPUs, Nvidia also announced price cuts for its older generation GPUs.
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 will now come in 16GB and 12GB GDDR6 versions, starting at $899. Meanwhile, the RTX 3060 will return to its $329 starting price.
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