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Nvidia formally introduces the RTX 4090 and 4080 desktop GPUs

As part of its RTX 4000 line of graphics cards, the replacement for its two-year-old RTX 3000 series, Nvidia has unveiled a new flagship GPU.

The first GPU is the GeForce RTX 4090, which employs Nvidia’s new Ada Lovelace architecture and third-generation DLSS. It comes with 24GB of G6X RAM and is advertised as being two to four times faster than Nvidia’s previous flagship GPU, the RTX 3090 Ti. On October 12, the RTX 4090 will go on sale for $1599.

There were also two memory options for the RTX 4080 announced: 12GB and 16GB. It is asserted that the RTX 4080 is two to four times faster than the RTX 3080 Ti. The RTX 4080 GPUs’ release date was not announced, but according to Nvidia, the cards will go on sale in November at some point. Retail prices for the RTX 4080 with 12GB of G6X memory will be $899 and $1,199, respectively.

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang covered the RTX 40’s new graphics architecture in great detail throughout the presentation. Huang points out that the third generation of RTX and third generation of Deep Learning Super Sampling are both present in the Ada architecture, which has new features including real-time path tracing (DLSS). According to reports, DLSS 3 can provide extra frames and increase game performance by up to two times.