Nvidia RTX 4090 liveblog: what we expect to see at GTC 2022


The purported packaging for the Zotac RTX 4090 AMP Extreme

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No doubt, we expect to see the Nvidia RTX 4090 tomorrow at Nvidia’s occasion. First, it is referred to as “GeForce Past”, and since GeForce is Nvidia’s shopper graphics card branding, there’s just about little doubt that this will likely be a shopper merchandise occasion versus enterprise cloud computing programs or one thing comparable.

Second, in a latest teaser for tomorrow’s occasion posted to Nvidia’s GeForce Twitter account, Nvidia subtly gave the sport away once they exhibits a pc desk with a monitor displaying a GeForce background, and Ada Lovelace’s pc program for calculating Bernoulli numbers utilizing Charles Babbage’s theoretical Analytical Engine on the desk.

Lovelace, after all, is Nvidia’s code identify for its subsequent era of graphics {hardware}, so there is not a lot thriller round what will likely be unveiled tomorrow. 

Now, when Nvidia Ampere was first proven off in 2020, it wasn’t for a shopper product, however reasonably for server and enterprise computing, so there’s a precedent for displaying off pc structure earlier than releasing it for a shopper product. However this was additionally early on within the Covid pandemic of 2020, and Nvidia was particularly highlighting how its new structure was serving to researchers battle the novel coronavirus. Given the circumstances, we do not assume that Nvidia is trying to exhibit the know-how this time round with no product.

An enormous a part of that is each the product launch cadence (it has been two years because the RTX 3000-series launch), and a lot of leaked images of RTX 4090s with third-party producers and companions, together with Gigabyte, Zotac, and Lenovo. These playing cards are going into programs and retail packaging as we communicate, so there isn’t any purpose to assume that Nvidia will not be revealing at the very least the RTX 4090 tomorrow.

Welcome to TechRadar’s Nvidia RTX 4090 announcement liveblog! I am John Loeffler, TechRadar’s US Computing Editor, and I am kicking issues off right here lower than 16 hours away from what is anticipated to be one of many largest bulletins of the yr for the computing crew – and sure, even greater than a brand new MacBook.

Later, I will be joined by Christian Guyton, UK Computing Editor, and Matthew Hanson, TechRadar’s managing editor of computing and residential leisure, to assist cowl the lead as much as the announcement tomorrow at 8AM PDT / 11AM EDT / 4PM BDT.

There’s quite a bit to debate within the leadup to the announcement, so lets dig proper in with the very very first thing: what we count on to see tomorrow.


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