NVIDIA's GTC conference kicks off tonight, which will traditionally focus on graphics technology.The CEO Jensen Huang will be on hand to unveil the next generation of GeForce RTX 4000 desktop gaming graphics cards.Image source: NVIDIAThe event will start at 18:00 hrs (Moscow time).Follow the presentation will be available on the YouTube channel NVIDIA.On the upcoming announcement of the new GeForce RTX series gas pedals NVIDIA company began hinting in their social networks a few weeks ago.Thanks to this, for example, confirmed the name of the new graphics architecture of future gas pedals.It was chosen in honor of the 19th century British mathematician Ada Lovelace.For the development of the program for the first analytical machine, created by her colleague Charles Babbage (Charles Babbage), Lovelace is considered the first programmer in history.Any forthcoming announcement of a new product is traditionally accompanied by numerous rumors and leaks.Some of these are eventually confirmed, but many things usually remain a figment of the imagination of their sources.According to recent rumors, NVIDIA today will present only three graphics cards of a new generation of GeForce RTX.Actual logo GeForce RTXFlagship model in the family should be the GeForce RTX 4090.She is attributed to use a GPU AD102-300 with 16 384 cores CUDA, capable of running at speeds up to 2520 MHz.Leaks confirm that the card will get 24 GB of GDDR6X memory.Presumably, this memory runs at an effective frequency of 21 GHz (21 Gbps per pin), and its bandwidth is at 1 Tbytes per second, just like the current GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.The base (stated) power consumption of the GeForce RTX 4090 gas pedal can be 450 watts.At the same time, the video card power supply subsystem will be designed for power consumption up to 660 W.New logo GeForce RTXThe second expected novelty - GeForce RTX 4080 with 16 GB of memory GDDR6X.It is based on the AD103-300 processor with 9728 CUDA cores, running at up to 2505 MHz.Rumors claim that the memory of this gas pedal will run at 23 Gbps per contact (effective frequency of 23 GHz).The rumors also attribute the graphics card base power consumption at 340W, which can be ramped up to 516W.Instead of GeForce RTX 4070 Ti or RTX 4070 the company may present an alternative version of the GeForce RTX 4080 with 12GB of memory.NVIDIA decided to change the name at the last minute, according to various sources.This model will be based on the AD104-400 processor with 7,680 CUDA cores and up to 2,610 MHz.GDDR6X memory speed will be 21Gbps per pin.Power consumption index is projected at 285 W (up to 366 W maximum).GeForce RTX 4070 model in recent rumors does not appear, and its announcement at today's event is not expected.According to the informants, on sale GeForce RTX 4090 should appear in the first half of October, and senior GeForce RTX 4080 - in the first half of November.Prices of graphics cards are expected to be relatively high, because NVIDIA has not had time to clear the warehouse from the last generation of cards, and the new GeForce RTX 4000 should not interfere with the sales of RTX 3000 series cards.However, all of the above is just a rumor.How it will be in reality - we will find out tonight.
NVIDIA started talking about GeForce RTX 4000 with riddles, one of which revealed the name of the architecture
In anticipation of the announcement of the new series of graphics gas pedals GeForce RTX 4000 company decided to entertain its audience with riddles and puzzles to fuel interest in the upcoming event.Image source: VideoCardz / NVIDIAThe week before the company on its Twitter page published a graphics riddle, consisting of images of triangles. Inquisitive users solved it quite quickly.It turned out that the number of triangles in the vertical columns corresponds to a certain letter in the English alphabet and indicates its serial number.As a result, the clue was the message GeForce Beyond, referring to the event of the same name, which NVIDIA will hold on September 20. Image source: Twitter / @RedSunFXThe new mystery appeared today, it is a short video showing a computer table, monitors and a table lying on the table. The table is a diagram of an algorithm for calculating Bernoulli numbers.It was created by the English mathematician Ada Lovelace in 1843 for an analytic machine designed by the British mathematician Charles Babbage.Lovelace wrote the world's first program for this machine and coined the terms \"cycle\" and \"working cell.She is also considered the first programmer in history.Mentioning the above table, NVIDIA has indirectly confirmed rumors that the new graphics architecture of GeForce RTX 40-series gaming video cards is called Ada Lovelace.Some users have also noticed a note glued to one of the monitors in the video.The sticker contains some numbers, which in one of the assumptions may indicate the characteristics of a senior graphics processor AD102, the underlying flagship video card GeForce RTX 4090.Number 629, for example, could indicate the area of the GPU chip, which is 629 mm2, 7538 in turn may indicate the number of transistors in the GPU - 75.38 billion.But about the first number no conclusive assumptions.However, some think it hints at a performance gain AD102 chip compared to GA102 (it is used in the GeForce RTX 3090) by 2.08 times.According to recent rumors, next week NVIDIA will present only three graphics cards of the new generation: GeForce RTX 4090, GeForce RTX 4080 with 16 GB of memory and GeForce RTX 4080 with 12 GB of memory.At the same time in October we should expect to see only the flagship gas pedal on sale.
Another version of GeForce RTX 4090 graphics gas pedal has been published on the web.This time we are talking about Gaming OC from Gigabyte.The graphics card has a factory overclocked version.Image source: Twitter / @wnxod Unfortunately, the video card itself did not get into the frame.The photo only captures its product packaging, which once again shows that NVIDIA has changed the font used to name models of GeForce RTX 40-series graphics cards.Available information on the packaging also confirms that the GeForce RTX 4090 will get 24 GB of GDDR6X memory.In Gigabyte Gaming OC design the gas pedal is equipped with a huge three-fan cooling system.If the dimensions of new items are close to the model GeForce RTX 3090 Ti of the current generation in the same performance, the thickness of the new generation gas pedal is four slots expansion. The GeForce RTX 4090 is rumored to be based on the AD102 GPU with 16 384 CUDA cores.Details about it, as well as other models of GeForce RTX 4000 series gas pedals will be available on September 20.
For NVIDIA, the situation in the gaming graphics card segment will start to change for the better in January
Like NVIDIA management, outside analysts are expressing hope that the release of new GeForce RTX 40 family gaming graphics cards, combined with efforts to rid inventory from previous generation products, will allow the company to overcome the acute phase of its overproduction crisis by the end of this year.The fourth quarter should be the toughest period for NVIDIA in the gaming market.Image source: NVIDIAAnalysts at Stifel this week stressed that NVIDIA has an excellent long-term outlook, but the short-term remains murky as it is difficult to predict when it will get rid of surplus gaming GPUs and begin to build core revenues again.The market for computing gas pedals in the long term can provide NVIDIA to enter the segment with an annual turnover of up to $1 trillion, and the company will get a significant share of this market.Demand in the gaming segment will not grow until the end of the current fiscal year, which in the calendar NVIDIA will end by the end of January, as explained by representatives Stifel.In terms of the prospects of demand recovery in the gaming segment, the fourth quarter will be the \"bottom\" from which NVIDIA will further push on its way to revenue growth.In addition, in the fourth quarter, the company's revenue will be positively influenced by the beginning of mass deliveries of calculation gas pedals with Hopper architecture.Now, according to the representatives of Stifel, NVIDIA significantly limited the supply of gaming graphics processors, and the release of new products from the family Ada Lovelace will push them to increase, but the revenue will affect not until the next calendar year.
A photo of the expected GeForce RTX 4080 Founders Edition graphics card in a package has appeared on the web
A photo has appeared on the web, which allegedly captures the GeForce RTX 4080 graphics gas pedal in the Founders Edition reference version.Image source: Twitter / @KittuYukkoPresumably, the photo was taken at the factory, where the next generation graphics cards are assembled.Image shared by VideoCardz, referring to the insider with the alias KittyYukko.According to the source of the photo, the upcoming GeForce RTX 4080 in the reference version is very similar to the GeForce RTX 3090 current generation.This means that the card features a huge cooling system three expansion slots thick, which has one fan on each side.The photo catches the eye the new RTX 4080 logo.Portal VideoCardz notes that the logo font is different from the \"official font of GeForce video cards.However, NVIDIA has recently started using the new NVIDIA Sans NALA font on its official website.Its comparison with the font on the video card shows a complete match:GeForce RTX 3080, RTX 4080 logo and the new NVIDIA website font.Image source: VideoCardzRumors attribute the GeForce RTX 4080 to an AD103 (Ada Lovelace) GPU with 9728 CUDA cores, and 16GB of GDDR6X memory at 23Gbps per pin.
NVIDIA management representatives at the last quarterly reporting event tried to emphasize that the current difficulties in selling finished products in the gaming segment are temporary and the demand for gaming solutions remains fundamentally high.The head of the company even said that by the end of the year most of the difficulties should be solved, and in the new year NVIDIA will enter with a new gaming architecture.Image source: NVIDIAAfter his words Jensen Huang has promised to tell more details about this architecture at the GTC, which will start on 20th of September.The speech of the CEO and CFO of NVIDIA at the last event and then interspersed with hints of the approach of the announcement of a new generation of graphics cards.Colette Kress even literally said that gaming innovations are \"just around the corner\", and the company's founder added that not only will the new generation of calculation gas pedals with the Hopper architecture, but also the new generation of \"computer graphics cards\" will soon enter the market.Analyzing the situation with surplus gaming products, Jensen Huang expressed the hope that a couple of quarters to solve most of the problems, and by the end of this year NVIDIA \"will be in good shape\".He also explained that in the new year the company will enter with a new gaming architecture, about which he expects to tell the audience next month.As rightly noted the founder of the company, in the past and current quarters NVIDIA will have to reduce the supply of its products to partners, as well as to carry out price adjustments to quickly free up inventory, but at retail sales of gaming graphics cards, even in such circumstances will be 70% higher than before the pandemic.This indicates a preservation of high demand in the gaming segment in the medium term.Ampere head of the company believes the most successful architecture of graphics processors ever created by NVIDIA.The new generation of gaming graphics, he said, will be located at a level above the existing one.Should this be taken as a hint at a higher price level, it is difficult to say unequivocally, because for the implementation of Ampere stock prices for the products of the current generation will have to decrease.According to Jensen Huang, the average selling price of gaming video cards in the absence of a significant influence of the cryptocurrency factor will also decrease.He believes that the average price of graphics cards should be comparable to the price of a gaming console, now it is around $ 500 or $ 599.CFO Colette Kress, in turn, told about the average sales revenue from NVIDIA video cards in retail channels.Although the company will have to reduce their shipments, their partners will still be able to sell $5 billion worth of gaming graphics cards during the second and third quarters of this year.NVIDIA's gaming revenue in the second quarter barely exceeded $2 billion, and in the third quarter it will still decrease in sequential comparison.The imbalance between NVIDIA's deliveries and partners' revenues from video card sales is inevitable given the stock overstocking.
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