Just Announced: The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUS!


Written by Sean Mekinda

NVIDIA's keynote presentation has a ton of cool new technological updates, from Omniverse technologies to AI advancements, but there's no denying the lynchpin of the whole presentation was the official unveiling of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs, coming as soon as October!

NVIDIA revealed their new lineup of GPUs with the flagship GeForce RTX 4090. The 4090 boasts performance up to 4x the performance of the previous generation with the help of the brand-new Ada Lovelace architecture. The Ada Lovelace architecture further improves on the RTX and AI rendering tech of the GeForce RTX 30 Series, and introduces DLSS 3.

DLSS 3 combines DLSS Super Resolution, NVIDIA Reflex, and the all-new DLSS Frame Generation to not just help render fewer pixels, but to actually create new frames in order to take the strain off the CPU. It maintains the high-level responsivity of the original DLSS while boosting frame rates up to 4x over non-DLSS systems.

Check out some highlights, direct from NVIDIA:

  • Streaming multiprocessors with up to 83 teraflops of shader power — 2x over the previous generation.
  • Third-generation RT Cores with up to 191 effective ray-tracing teraflops — 2.8x over the previous generation.
  • Fourth-generation Tensor Cores with up to 1.32 Tensor petaflops — 5x over the previous generation using FP8 acceleration.
  • Shader Execution Reordering (SER) that improves execution efficiency by rescheduling shading workloads on the fly to better utilize the GPU’s resources. As significant an innovation as out-of-order execution was for CPUs, SER improves ray-tracing performance up to 3x and in-game frame rates by up to 25%.
  • Ada Optical Flow Accelerator with 2x faster performance allows DLSS 3 to predict movement in a scene, enabling the neural network to boost frame rates while maintaining image quality.
  • Architectural improvements tightly coupled with custom TSMC 4N process technology results in an up to 2x leap in power efficiency.
  • Dual NVIDIA Encoders (NVENC) cut export times by up to half and feature AV1 support. The NVENC AV1 encode is being adopted by OBS, Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve, Discord and more.

Early Specs:

While we don't have all the details quite yet, NVIDIA did give some information about the two new GPUs announced today.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090

  • Releasing Wednesday, Oct 12th
  • 24GB Micron GDDR6X VRAM
  • 76 billion transistors
  • 16,384 CUDA cores
  • Consistent 100+ FPS for 4k gaming
  • Up to 4x faster than the RTX 3090 Ti

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080

The GeForce RTX 4080 will be launching in November with two configurations:

GeForce RTX 4080 16GB

  • 16GB Micron GDDR6X VRAM
  • 9,728 CUDA cores
  • Up to 2x faster than the RTX 3080 Ti and "more powerful than the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti at lower power."

GeForce RTX 4080 12GB

  • 12GB Micron GDDR6X VRAM
  • 7,680 CUDA Cores
  • Faster than the RTX 3090 Ti

If you missed the keynote, you can watch the whole thing here:

Be sure to keep an eye on the Micro Center Community for more details as they become available, as well as launch-day benchmarks, overviews, and build guides!



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