Nvidia has announced its next-generation flagship gaming graphics cards, the RTX 4090 and RTX 4080. Nvidia unveiled three new RTX 40 series graphics cards, the latest generation of the popular RTX GPU lineup, at the company’s GTC 22 event on Tuesday. Nvidia’s new RTX 4090 is the company’s most powerful consumer card, along with the new GPUs comes the launch of DLSS 3. Today, Nvidia officially unveiled the RTX 4090 at the GeForce Beyond special event, after months of rumors and leaks detailing everything about this card.
Powered by the new, ultra-efficient NVIDIA Ada Lovelace 3rd Gen RTX architecture, the GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards are lightning fast, giving gamers and content creators a quantum leap in performance, neural rendering, and many other advanced platform features.
NVIDIA today unveiled the GeForce RTX(r) 40 series of GPUs designed to deliver game-changing performance for gamers and content creators. RTX 4090 with up to 4x the performance of its predecessor. Through its digital launch event from GTC, California-based NVIDIA has unveiled its new generation of GeForce RTX 4090 and GeForce RTX 4080 graphics cards, which promise 4x the performance of the RTX 30X generation thanks to the new generation DLSS 3.0.
Using Nvidia’s new Ada Lovelace architecture, which uses 3rd generation DLSS and 3rd generation DLSS, the first GPU is the GeForce RTX 4090, which includes 24GB of G6X memory and is said to be two to four times faster than the RTX 3090 Ti, Nvidia’s previous flagship GPU. Like the RTX 4090, both versions of the RTX 4080 are built using the Ada Lovelace architecture, which means all three cards will use the updated Nvidia DLSS 3.0.
The RTX 40-series GPUs will include new Nvidia ShadowPlay support for capturing games at up to 8K resolution at 60fps in HDR. In addition to all the new cards, Nvidia also announced some games that support RTX’s ray tracing update, including Portal.
The successful launch of Nvidia’s new GPUs is important for Nvidia, especially as many have criticized the previous generation for the lack of power that Nvidia seems to have handled with a minimum of 12GB and 16GB GDDR6X for the RTX 4080 and a huge 24GB GDDR6X for the RTX 4090. Last-gen RTX 3060, 3070, and 3080 will still be available with pricing starting from $329. The pricing for the newer models starts at $899 for the base 12 GB RTX 4080 with a 16GB version available at $1199, going all the way to $1599 is the flagship RTX 4090. The Flagship RTX 4090 will be available starting October 12th with the 4080 following a month after in November.