Nvidia RTX 4090 Liveblog: What We Expect to See in the GTC 2022

Update

Now let’s talk about the RTX 4070. This is the mystery board. Will we see the RTX 4070? How far is the RTX 4070? Will the RTX 4070 really be as powerful as the RTX 3090?

Who knows?

The only card we know less about is the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060, but that’s for another time. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 is without a doubt the most exciting card in the Nvidia Lovelace lineup, because it’s the best graphics card most people can afford, especially with the ongoing cost-of-living crises around the world.

But, we know very little about this card, and considering it was the last card in the initial launch lineup of the RTX 3000 series to hit the market, we could see something similar here, with the RTX 4070 being announced tomorrow but not actually released until today. end of November at the very least.

And the RTX 4080?

We’ve received a lot less information about the RTX 4080 over the past few weeks, but there’s still a chance we’ll get an RTX 4080 announcement tomorrow as well. The best evidence of this is entirely speculation on my part, which I’ve recently delved into, but the bottom line is that leaked photos of the RTX 4080 in production look pretty authentic, and so are likely right behind the RTX 4090 in terms of release.

Staggered releases are nothing new, of course, and there’s every reason to think Nvidia Lovelace will be the same. If we expect the RTX 4090 in October, the RTX 4080 could appear in late October, early November, so the fact that the RTX 4080 is in the early stages of releasing production units tracks.

That could still give us an announcement tomorrow, although the release date could be later, something we’ve seen with Nvidia Ampere.

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Without a doubt, we hope to see the Nvidia RTX 4090 tomorrow at the Nvidia event. First, it’s called “GeForce Beyond” and since GeForce is Nvidia’s brand of consumer graphics cards, there’s no doubt that this will be a consumer products event, as opposed to enterprise cloud computing systems or the like. .

Second, in a recent teaser for tomorrow’s event posted on Nvidia’s GeForce Twitter account, Nvidia subtly gave the game away when it shows a computer table with a monitor displaying a GeForce background and Ada Lovelace’s computer program for calculating numbers. de Bernoulli using Charles Babbage Motor’s theoretical Analytical on the table.

Lovelace, of course, is Nvidia’s codename for its next-gen graphics hardware, so there’s not much mystery surrounding what will be revealed tomorrow.

Now, when Nvidia Ampere was first showcased in 2020, it wasn’t for a consumer product, but rather for servers and enterprise computing, so there’s a precedent for showing off computer architecture before releasing it for a consumer product. . But this was also at the start of the 2020 Covid pandemic, and Nvidia was specifically highlighting how its new architecture was helping researchers fight the novel coronavirus. Given the circumstances, we don’t think Nvidia is looking to show the tech this time without a product.

A big part of this is the product release cadence (it’s been two years since the RTX 3000 series was released) and several leaked photos of RTX 4090s with third-party manufacturers and partners including Gigabyte, Zotac, and Lenovo. These cards are making their way into retail systems and packaging as we speak, so there’s no reason to think Nvidia won’t at least reveal the RTX 4090 tomorrow.

Welcome to ‘s Nvidia RTX 4090 Announcement Liveblog! I’m John Loeffler, US computing editor at , and I’m starting here less than 16 hours away from what is expected to be one of the biggest announcements of the year for the computing team – and yes, even bigger than a new MacBook.

Later, I will be joined by Christian Guyton, UK Computing Editor, and Matthew Hanson, Managing Editor of Computing and Home Entertainment at , to help cover the announcement until tomorrow at 8 am PDT / 11 am EDT / 4 pm BDT.

There’s a lot to discuss before the announcement, so let’s start with the first thing: what we expect to see tomorrow.

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