Nvidia officially announces the RTX 4090 and 4080 desktop GPUs

Nvidia has announced a new flagship GPU as part of its RTX 4000 series of graphics cards, the successor to its two-year-old RTX 3000 series.

Using Nvidia’s new Ada Lovelace architecture that uses third-generation DLSS, the first GPU is the GeForce RTX 4090, which has 24GB of G6X memory and is said to be two to four times faster than the RTX 3090 Ti, Nvidia’s previous flagship GPU. . The RTX 4090 is priced at $1599 and will be released on October 12.

The RTX 4080 was announced and includes two memory configurations: 12GB and 16GB. The RTX 4080 is said to be two to four times faster than the RTX 3080 Ti. While no release date has been given for the RTX 4080 GPUs, Nvidia says the cards will be released in November. The RTX 4080 with 12GB of G6X memory will retail for $899, while the 16GB variant will cost $1,199.

During the presentation, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang went into great detail about the RTX 40’s new graphics architecture. Huang notes that the Ada architecture includes third-generation RTX, which has new features, including real-time path discovery and third-generation deep learning supermodels (DLSS). DLSS 3 is capable of generating additional frames and doubles game performance.

An overview of the first three RTX generations. | Image: Nvidia

Taylor is an Associate Tech Editor at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixter.

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