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Nvidia Announces the RTX 4090, 4080 (16 GB and 12 GB), and More

Accepted submission by takyon at 2022-09-20 18:50:02

At Nvidia's GPU Technology Conference [] (GTC), the company announced its first "Lovelace" GPUs [] for consumers: the RTX 4090 ($1600), RTX 4080 16 GB ($1120), and RTX 4080 12 GB ($900). The graphics cards are made with TSMC's N4 process, and support AV1 encoding and DLSS 3 upscaling [].

The RTX 4090 comes with 24 GB of GDDR6X VRAM, and launches on October 12. Performance of the 4090 should be around double that of the RTX 3090 Ti, or higher in some cases (raytracing performance should be better than doubled). Nvidia is claiming up to quadruple the performance using DLSS 3 [], which will not be made available on RTX 20/30-series GPUs due to a requirement of fourth generation Tensor Cores and a newer version of "Optical Flow Accelerator" []. The RTX 4080 variants differ in both core counts and VRAM capacity, leading to a performance gap between them, and will launch sometime in November.

Nvidia also announced the Jetson Orin Nano [], a system-on-module capable of 20-40 trillion operations per second, starting at $200.

Nvidia has cancelled its DRIVE Atlan SoC [] for ~2025 driverless cars, replacing it on the roadmap with a more powerful "DRIVE Thor" SoC with 2 petaflops of floating point inference performance (FP8).

AMD will announce its Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards [] on November 3.

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