On Tuesday, Nvidia unveiled its latest line of video cards, the RTX 40 series, for laptops: 4080, 4070, 4060, 4050 and also one 4090 for notebooks, something surprising for the processing power handled by this graphics card.
The peculiarity of these cards is that although, like all portable video cards, they have lower performance than their desktop counterparts, power consumption is much lower (in line with portability and battery life).
under the CES 2023the leading graphics processing company (Graphics Processing Unit, o GPUs) explained that this series of cards “offers Nvidia’s biggest generational leap in performance and power efficiency,” and will be featured in 170 notebook models.
“The new GeForce series laptops RTX 40 are up to 3x more energy efficient than the previous generation and feature the Ada Lovelace architecture, NVIDIADLSS 3 and technologies Max Q fifth-generation laptop for the first time,” the company said.
The two taller models, the 4080 and 4090, will allow for gaming in 4K resolutions at 60 frames per second, according to the company. The 4050, on the other hand, will be the “budget” model, i.e. the cheapest of this new generation.
“For gamers, RTX 40-series laptops deliver up to 4x the performance of AAA games like cyberpunk 2077and for creators, they offer lightning-fast acceleration for exclusive Nvidia Studio apps like Omniverse and top creative apps like Blender.
Laptops tend to vary in price depending on the manufacturer (Asus, Dell, HP, etc.), but RTX 4080 and 4090 In their mobile versions they will start at $1,200 and will be available from February 8th. The 4070, 4060 and 4050 will start at $1,000 starting February 22nd. There are no official prices in Argentina.
Nvidia announced the GeForce RTX 4090 in late September last year as a real gaming beast: the world’s most powerful graphics card. Under a new architecture, with updated features like DLSS 3 (see section), it’s the biggest generational leap in recent years.
Nvidia’s 40 series is based on the architecture Ada Lovelacthe name of the 19th-century English mathematician who made significant contributions to computer science and is considered by many to be the first female programmer in history.
This third generation comes to replace the architecture ampsknown as the 30 Series: The 20 Series was the first in the RTX saga (called Turing), which incorporated Ray Tracing technology as a novelty, a system that generates light reflections in real time with a series of dedicated chips inside the GPU.
In any case, beyond the performance promises, the tests carried out by specialized sites and video card experts remain to be seen, which will require at least a few weeks.
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Nvidia also introduced a cheaper desktop graphics card than the current generation: the 4070 Ti. While the company hasn’t been explicit, it’s a replacement for the 12GB 4080 that the company canceled after it launched and received criticism from all sectors of technology.
As explained by the company, the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti is “up to 3x faster than the GeForce RTX 3090Tiwith nearly half the power, thanks to Ada Lovelace and Nvidia architecture innovations DLSS 3”.
It is therefore a card designed for monitors with 1440p (aka 2k) resolutions. From January 5, 2023, starting at $799, without the “Founders” edition, ie Nvidia’s (you will get the version made by authorized manufacturers). The 4080 would have cost 899.
DLSS for another 50 games
DLSS is Nvidia’s technology that improves gaming performance by increasing the frames per second by scaling the image from a lower resolution.
“NVIDIA AI-powered DLSS continues to set the standard for super-resolution technologies. NVIDIA DLSS uses AI and GeForce RTX Tensor Cores to boost frame rates while maintaining excellent image quality.
DLSS 3, released in October of last year, adds a new frame generation technology that allows you to “increase DLSS performance up to 4x over native rendering.”
This latest version is currently available in 17 games, with another 33 games as well “coming soon” applications.
DLSS, in general, is already more than 250 games.
Linda Price is a tech expert at News Rebeat. With a deep understanding of the latest developments in the world of technology and a passion for innovation, Linda provides insightful and informative coverage of the cutting-edge advancements shaping our world.