Nvidia teases the mysterious “Project Beyond” on social media, which is most certainly a nod to the announcement of the upcoming next-gen GeForce RTX 40 series.
NVIDIA Is Getting Ready to Announce RTX 4000 Series Next Week at GTC 2022
The teaser arrives ahead of Nvidia’s CEO Jensen Huang keynote next week at GTC 2022 event on September 20th, where the GPU giant is expected to unveil next-gen RTX 40 series – RTX 4090 / 4080 in particular – and discuss the major new architecture codenamed “Lovelace” and the improvements over current gen RTX 3000 “Ampere” series.
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Rumors Suggest the Launch Date of RTX 4090 Is Not Far Ahead
There are still lot of rumors surrounding the actual launch date and specs of the upcoming RTX 4000 series, especially the green camp’s flagship cards, the RTX 4090 and 4080 GPUs, with the former rumored to launch sometime in October. These cards will feature the new architecture “Lovelace”, with RTX 4090 featuring 24GB of GDDR6X memory, 384 bit bus width, and a reference TGP of 600W.
The RTX 4080 will come in two variants, one featuring a 16GB of GDDR6X on a 12 layer PCB while the other featuring a 12GB of GDDR6X memory on a 10 layer PCB, and according to wccftech, this could mean that there is a vast difference in the specs, performance, and TGP between the variants, with the former having a TGP of 340W, while the latter having 285W of TGP.
|Graphics Card||RTX 4090||RTX 4080||RTX 4070|
|GPU||AD102||AD103||AD103 / 104?|
|Memory||24GB||16GB / 12GB||12GB|
|Bus Width||384 bit||256 bit||192 bit?|
|TGP||600W||340W / 285W?||285W?|
|Launch Date||Oct 2022||Oct 2022?||Q1 2023|
The RTX 4070 will feature a 12GB of GDDR6X memory over a 192 bit bus width, and is rumored to launch in Q1 2023, however virtually nothing is known about the RTX 4060, which is expected to launch sometime next year after the RTX 4070.