During its CES 2022 Special Address, NVIDIA unveiled the new flagship powerhouse, the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti graphics card and the budget-friendly RTX 3050 graphics card. NVIDIA also announced new GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and 3070 Ti laptop GPUs, which will provide GeForce RTX to more than 160 new laptops, including new Studio laptops. NVIDIA is also adding more devices and platforms to its GeForce NOW ecosystem and launched NVIDIA Omniverse for creators.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
If you blinked, you might have missed NVIDIA confirming the existence of the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. The RTX 3090 Ti will have 24GB of GDDR6X VRAM running at 21 Gb/s―that’s faster memory clock than the RTX 3090. NVIDIA also mentioned that it will have 40 Shader teraflops, 78 RT teraflops, and 320 Tensor teraflops. NVIDIA was sparse on the details, such as power draw specs or even pricing, but did mention that more information will be available later this month, so make sure to stay tuned.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050
While the RTX 3090 Ti is designed for maximum performance and power, NVIDIA didn’t forget the budget-conscious gamer. NVIDIA also announced the RTX 3050, which brings performance and efficiency to more gamers. The RTX 3050 can power your games at 60 fps and deliver ray tracing, thanks to its 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM. Its 2nd-generation RT cores, as well as 3rd-generation Tensor cores for DLSS and AI, are great reasons for GTX gamers to join the RTX platform, starting January 27.
RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti Coming to GeForce RTX Laptops
NVIDIA announced the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and 3070 Ti graphics cards for laptops. The RTX 3080 Ti laptop GPU features 16GB of GDDR6 VRAM and NVIDIA is reporting that it delivers higher performance than the desktop NVIDIA TITAN RTX. The RTX 3070 Ti will be up to 70 percent faster than the RTX 2070 SUPER laptops and can deliver 100 frames per second at 1440p. To account for all this power, NVIDIA introduced the 4th-generation of Max-Q technologies, which include CPU Optimizer, Rapid Core Scaling, and Battery Boost 2.0, to provide a balance of efficiency, performance, and battery life.
Studio Laptops and Apps
NVIDIA is expanding its Studio platform of hardware, software, and exclusive apps that help creators streamline their workflows. The Studio platform includes a wide range of NVIDIA Studio laptops from its partners, such as ASUS, MSI, and Razer, all powered by GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and 3070 Ti laptop graphics cards. With the latest RTX GPUs, these laptops average seven times faster for 3D rendering than other competitors. They support more than 200 creative apps, as well as RTX-accelerated ray tracing, AI, and NVIDIA’s high-performance video processor, making them ideal for creators looking to maximize their workspace.
This also includes a major update to NVIDIA Canvas, a painting app that uses AI to generate landscape images from simple brush strokes. Built from NVIDIA’s GauGAN2 research, the app produces images that are four times the resolution of the previous version. There are also five additional elements, such as flowers and brushes. The NVIDIA Canvas app is free to download from NVIDIA’s official website.
A New Monitor Category: 1440p Esports
When it comes to esports, 1080p displays have been the gold standard for more than a decade. The lower resolution enabled higher frame rates and faster refresh rates. Now with NVIDIA’s top GeForce RTX graphics cards, esports games can finally be rendered at 360 fps at 1440p. According to NVIDIA Research, 1440p 27" displays can improve aiming by up to three percent over traditional 1080p 24" displays when aiming at small targets. In competitive games where every millisecond counts, three percent can often be the difference between a win and a loss. NVIDIA announced four new displays in the 1440p esports category from its partners, such as ASUS, AOC, MSI, and Viewsonic, with more to join soon.
NVIDIA Omniverse Launches for Creators
Individual creators with GeForce RTX and NVIDIA RTX GPUs will now have access to NVIDIA Omniverse, NVIDIA’s real-time 3D design collaboration and virtual world simulation platform. Designed to empower artists, designers, and creators, NVIDIA Omniverse allows creators to connect and collaborate in leading design apps, right from their RTX-powered laptop or workstation.
More than 20 million GeForce gamers utilize Reflex Latency Analyzer each month, which allows gamers to measure system latency easily with a single click of the mouse. NVIDIA announced six new Reflex monitors and six new Reflex mice, which means there are more than 50 Reflex mice and monitors from 16 different partners.
More games, more devices, and improved networks are coming to the GeForce NOW ecosystem. NVIDIA announced that it is extending its partnership with Electronic Arts, which means that Battlefield 4 and Battlefield V have arrived to GeForce NOW. NVIDIA also announced that it will be teaming up with Samsung to integrate GeForce NOW into that company’s Smart TVs, starting the second quarter of 2022. NVIDIA is already teamed up with LG and its WebOS Smart TVs, as well as with AT&T as a 5G Technical Innovation partner, so GeForce NOW will be accessible from many different places.
More to Come
While NVIDIA did officially announce the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti graphics card, it didn’t provide too many details. Spokespeople did mention that the company will unveil more later this month, so be sure to check back for more news on its new “BFGPU.”
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The simple fact remains that whichever company brings their cards to the shelves first, be it Nvidia or AMD, is going to make a killing even at the MSRPs they had positioned them at originally a year ago. And become heroes overnight.