NVIDIA’s $1,599 GeForce RTX 4090 arrives on October 12

After months of anticipation and controversy among its members Additional Board PartnersAnd the NVIDIA 40 Series GPUs are finally here. The company unveiled GeForce RTX 4090 And the GeForce RTX 4080 Today at its GTC 2022 keynote. Taking full advantage of the new “Ada Lovelace” architecture, NVIDIA says the two GPUs offer significantly better ray tracing performance. The company worked with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to co-develop a new “4N” manufacturing process that NVIDIA says is two times more energy efficient than the 8nm process it used for its 30 cards.

Ray tracing performance is significantly improved thanks to Ada Lovelace featuring new 3rd generation RT Cores from NVIDIA, the inclusion of a new rendering technology called Shader Execution Reordering and DLSS 3.0. In some games, NVIDIA has stated that you can expect two to three times better ray tracing performance than would have been possible with Ampere GPUs. Company offered Cyberpunk 2077 movie Runs at around 100 frames per second with all ray tracing features in the game set to maximum. NVIDIA said rasterization performance is up to two times faster thanks to the new architecture.

NVIDIA’s first new Ada Lovelace GPUs will arrive next month when the GeForce RTX 4090 goes on sale for $1,599 on October 12. With 24GB of GDDR6X memory, NVIDIA claims that its latest version is two to four times faster than 3090 so With the same amount of energy consumption. Also a good thing because it starts at $100 more than its predecessor. Inside the RTX 4090, NVIDIA was able to accommodate 16,384 CUDA cores clocked at a base speed of 2.23GHz.

Besides the 4090, NVIDIA will offer two variants of the RTX 4080. The base model, starting at $899, features 12GB of GDDR6X memory, while the 16GB version will set you back $1,199. Both configurations will arrive sometime in November. However, NVIDIA will only sell the more expensive Founders Edition model. For the 12GB version, you’ll need to research the company’s partners, which can make it difficult to find models that actually start at $899.

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In terms of performance, the 16GB 3080 has 9728 Cuda Cores and a base clock of 2.21GHz, with a maximum push clock of 2.51GHz. Meanwhile, the 12GB model features a more modest 7,680 CUDA cores but a faster 100MHz base and boosted clocks. Fortunately, you probably won’t need to upgrade your power supply if you plan on upgrading from the 3070 or 3080, as NVIDIA recommends a 700W PSU for the 12GB variant and a 750W power supply for its more powerful brother. However, if you decide to buy a new PSU, you’ll need to wait for more ATX 3.0 PSUs to arrive later this year. That’s because at least Founders Edition models will support the new 16-pin PCIe Gen-5 connector standard. However, NVIDIA will also include an 8-pin adapter for those who don’t want to reconnect their system.

NVIDIA’s 40-series GPUs arrive at a tough time for the company. For much of the pandemic, it has been impossible to purchase the latest GeForce GPUs at MSRP due to demand from both gamers and crypto miners. All that has changed in recent months due to the recent collapse of cryptocurrency and Ethereum The long-awaited shift to proof of ownership. As a result of these events, the used market was flooded with 30 series of GPUs, which made it almost impossible for AIB’s partners and retailers of the company to sell new video cards at MSRP.

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