Connect with us

Nvidia Announces New GeForce RTX 40 GPUs

Credit: Unsplash

The RTX 4080 and 4090 will release in October.

Since the major cryptocurrency crash earlier in the summer, high-end graphics cards have become more affordable again. Whether for crypto mining or playing games, though, Nvidia continues to release bigger and better processors (emphasis on bigger). Yesterday, they unveiled their newest offerings, and they’re quite the powerhouses.

During their GeForce Beyond presentation on Tuesday, Nvidia unveiled their new GeForce RTX 40 line GPUs: the RTX 4080 and RTX 4090. Utilizing Nvidia’s proprietary Ada Lovelace framework, these new cards are capable of 4X ray tracing in games, as well as 2X ray tracing in things like rendering software and video export. Basically, these cards make stuff look the prettiest it’s ever looked.

“When you upgrade to the GeForce RTX 40 Series, you’re not just getting the fastest GPUs in existence, you’re being welcomed into the world’s most advanced GPU ecosystem, filled with applications and technologies that leverage our decades of experience, industry-leading AI, and class-leading hardware to enhance your PC experience every second of every day,” writes Nvidia’s Andrew Burnes on the company’s news blog.

The base version of the RTX 4080 will feature 12GB of GDDR6X memory and cost $899, while the enhanced version of the RTX 4080 will feature 16GB at $1,199. The RTX 4090, meanwhile, will offer a whopping 24GB at $1,599. All versions of the new RTX GPUs are set to launch on October 12.