Nvidia just wrapped up its CES press conference, unveiling a new desktop graphics card, the RTX 4070 Ti, plus a lineup of RTX 40-series GPUs for laptops and a new RTX 4080 tier for its GeForce streaming service. Now. Here’s what you need to know.
First up, the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti. This is the rebranded, revalued, and now relaunched version of the RTX 4080 12GB that was so roundly ridiculed in its announcement that Nvidia ‘unlaunched’ the card Shortly after. Key to that move was a sense of confusion among gamers and the press that the card was too distantly priced and performing from the 16GB 4080, since it wasn’t even based on the same AD103 chip.
Now the GPU seems to be positioned more sensibly, as a small improvement over the popular last-gen RTX 3080, priced equivalently at $799. With DLSS 3 frame generation, it can be up to three times faster than the RTX 3090 Ti and consume almost half the power, although we hope to put those claims to the test. Ada Lovelace’s latest card is scheduled to drop on January 5th, so we don’t have to wait too long!
|RTX 4090 24GB||RTX 4080 16GB||RTX 4070Ti 12GB|
|memory interface||384 bit||256 bit||192 bit|
|Power Supply Recommendation||850W||750W||700W|
|PSU Cables||4x 8 pin||3x 8 pin||2x 8 pin|
|Base price||$1499/£1649||$1199/£1269||$799 / £ TBC|
|Release date||October 12, 2022||November 16, 2022||January 5, 2023|
We always expect a new generation of gaming laptops with each new year, and by 2023 many of these machines will come with Nvidia’s 40-series GPUs. Nvidia announced five laptop GPUs in total (4050, 4060, 4070, 4080, and 4090), but their release will be staggered. The first wave of laptops will arrive with both high-end cards on February 8 with prices starting at $2000, with entry-level and mid-range options going on sale starting February 22 and starting in $1000.
As usual, expect to see a wide range of actual gaming performance from laptops with nominally the same GPU, as power budgets and thermal efficiency will vary wildly between different laptop models and manufacturers. Likewise, the smaller footprints and more modest power requirements for these mobile GPUs should mean a clear gap in performance between desktop and laptop versions of a given GPU, well beyond what you’d expect to see in mobile versions. fastest and slowest of any GPU. Desktop GPU, for example.
Finally, Nvidia is adding a new level of performance to its GeForce Now game streaming service, giving PC title owners the chance to watch their games at higher resolutions and frame rates than would otherwise be possible on their device. local, especially if it is a telephone. tablet or laptop. The new ‘Ultimate’ membership includes access to an RTX 4080 with support for DLSS 3, adding generated frames between real ones to improve visual fluidity with a slight impact on latency. It’s likely a good fit for many game genres, though faster titles might work better with the feature turned off; we’ll have to find out. The company also cited a count of 50 games supporting DLSS 3, out of 17 now, with Marvel’s Midnight Suns and fire witch being the most outstanding titles for me.
Nvidia cites 240fps gameplay and click-to-pixel latency below the 40ms mark, well beyond what you’re likely to find on competing streaming services, so it’ll be fascinating to see how it stacks up. develop this into real world testing.
Nvidia also made other announcements: its demo of video enhancement for chrome and edge it was particularly impressive, but we’ll leave that for now.
Overall, it’s a good start to the CES 2023 schedule in my opinion, but what do you make of the announcement? Does the RTX 4070 Ti look tempting? Looking for a new 40 series gaming laptop? Let me know below in the comments.