The RTX 4-series from NVIDIA, which includes the $1,599 flagship RTX 4090 and the slightly more inexpensive 4080, is the company’s newest line of graphics cards.
Nvidia claims the new GPU powered by Ada Lovelace Architecture and DLSS 3; Third-Gen RTX up to 4x Faster Than NVIDIA Ampere Architecture GPUs.
The 4-series is a major improvement over the 3-series, which dominated the crypto mining sector and a few other computation-intensive applications and was consequently frequently purchased in large quantities by bots and other dubious enterprises. This had the consequence of effectively eliminating availability and driving up the cost of the potent cards.
Jensen Huang, NVIDIA’s founder and CEO, said “The age of RTX ray tracing and neural rendering is in full steam, and our new Ada Lovelace architecture takes it to the next level,” at the GeForce® Beyond: Special Broadcast at GTC.
He added “Ada provides a quantum leap for gamers and paves the way for creators of fully simulated worlds. With up to 4x the performance of the previous generation, Ada is setting a new standard for the industry.”
NVIDIA is promoting its new “Ada Lovelace” architecture in addition to boosting the amount of cores, processors, shaders, and the necessary boost in speed observed in today’s games. The ray tracing for lighting and Deep Learning Super Sampling, a complex frame generation method that boosts frame rates and visual fidelity, are two examples of specific operations that are accelerated as a result and enhance image quality.
Top add-in card providers including ASUS, Colorful, Gainward, Galaxy, GIGABYTE, Inno3D, MSI, Palit, PNY, and Zotac will offer the GeForce RTX 4090 and 4080 GPUs as custom boards, including models that are factory overclocked and stock-clocked.
For enthusiasts who prefer the NVIDIA in-house design, the RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 (16GB) are also produced directly by NVIDIA in limited Founders Editions.
The leading system builders in the world, including Acer, Alienware, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and MSI, will be using the GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs in their gaming systems.
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