Nvidia has teased a special ‘GeForce Beyond’ broadcast that will take place on the GTC and will presumably usher in our first glimpse of high-end Lovelace graphics cards.
The hype is being fueled on Twitter and invites sent out for the reveal of ‘GeForce Beyond’, which will air on September 20 at 8am PT (11am ET, 4pm UK time).
LOOK 🔮 BEYOND 🔮#ProjectBeyond pic.twitter.com/PJ1qj4MdeiSeptember 8, 2022
This is the second day of the GTC, which is Nvidia’s developer conference, and takes place from September 19 to 22. This time is also when CEO Jensen Huang gives his keynote speech, so obviously, he’ll appear in that, which makes sense.
Given that it’s clearly labeled a GeForce stream – which is Nvidia’s gaming lineup – and that it’s about going ‘beyond’ what we have now, it certainly must be some sort of early reveal of next-gen RTX 4000 GPUs. While nothing about the RTX 4000 is mentioned explicitly, we’re told in no uncertain terms that this is an event we don’t want to miss.
Analysis: A surprising move, but obviously a welcome one
What’s a little weird here is that normally, with the GTC being a developer conference, it wouldn’t feature gaming products, but heavier stuff instead. Still, as we described above, it couldn’t be much clearer that something will be revealed about the RTX 4000 without actually mentioning it.
About the only other theory we’ve seen floating around online is that there are rumors of new RTX 3000 (current generation) models, which would be something of a GeForce reveal, but to show them as part of Nvidia moving ‘beyond’ – and hype them up to this point – it makes absolutely zero sense. So we can safely rule it out.
What can we expect to see down the road for Lovelace GPUs, then? Smart money would be on the flagship, as the RTX 4090 is rumored to be the first to come out. On the other hand, we’ve also had a recent sighting of the RTX 4080, and knowing that this graphics card is coming sooner rather than later would be the news a lot more people would like to hear (given that some rumors have suggested this GPU might delay, perhaps until 2023). ).
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