The next generation of NVIDIA graphics cards has arrived at Micro Center, and leading the charge is the GeForce RTX 4090! Not only does the RTX 4090 pack a massive amount of power, it also heralds the arrival of a suite of new NVIDIA features, including improved ray tracing performance and the newly-launched DLSS 3.
The GeForce RTX is the first of NVIDIA's new lineup using Ada Lovelace Architecture. This new architecture promises 2x better performance and power efficiency with new streaming multiprocessors as well as better ray tracing and improved AI-neural graphics (check out DLSS 3 below for more details on that). To accomplish this, NVIDIA has brought out the (also new!) fourth generation of tensor cores. These new Tensor Cores will most notably impact DLSS, with a 5x increase in speed over previous generations. Also new is the third generation of Ray Tracing Cores, with a 2x boost over the last generation of Ray Tracing Cores. Of course, NVIDIA favorites also return, enhanced by the raw power of the RTX 4090, like NVIDA Reflex to reduce system-side latency for snappier gaming, and a full suite of creativity tools, including NVIDIA Studio, Encoder, Broadcast, Omniverse, and Canvas.
DLSS, or Deep Learning Super Sampling, has been a staple of NVIDIA's GPU lineup for a while now. It, in essence, takes lower-resolution frames and, using AI, upscales them to higher-resolution frames while putting minimal power consumption on your GPU. This gives users a higher frame rate, beyond the capabilities of their GPU alone. DLSS 3 takes this a step further, using a more advanced AI to generate additional frames of equal quality to your settings. This has the potential to take a GPU running Cyberpunk 2077 from 22 FPS to a whopping 85 FPS, a significant increase that will take your game from choppy to buttery smooth.
Ray tracing is one of those subtle things in gaming. When it works, by accurately mapping reflections and dispersions of light, you'll barely notice it, as it becomes a seamless part of the world. But without it, the hustle and bustle of Cyberpunk's Night City just isn't as vibrant. NVIDIA is constantly working to improve the impact and efficiency of ray tracing, and their new third-gen Ray Tracing Cores are a massive step forward. The new generation comes with a new Opacity Micromap Engine and a new Displaced Micro-Mesh Engine. These two new engines will allow for more complex locations, including fences, foliage, and other light-intensive locations, to be ray traced faster than ever before, bringing a new level of immersion to every ray-tracing-enabled game.
Can't wait to get my hands on one of these.
Can't wait to see the 4080!
man if the 4090 launch was this massive i cant wait to see the 4080 and 4070
I bought my 3080 for 3D modeling because I wasn't sure how much I was going to need the 3090 at the time. Big regrets. Now I definitely want to get my hands on a 4090 when I get into more complicated environment renders. 🤣
Has there been a steady supply of 4090s? Can I just walk into a store and get one?
Hello, our stock is as listed on our website, if you see "Locate In Store" or "Limited Availability", you will need to visit the store directly for any purchasing and exact stock information. If the cards are out of stock, it will be listed as such on our website. At this time with a recent release, we are unsure of an exact re-stock time so we suggest keeping an eye on our website for any stock updates.
Looking forward to seeing what 4060 / 4070 end up looking like
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