Nvidia has teased a special ‘GeForce Beyond’ broadcast that will take place in GTC, presumably ushering in our first glimpse of the next-gen Lovelace graphics cards.
Hype is fueling Twitter and invites have been sent out for the reveal of “GeForce Beyond” which will stream on September 20 at 8am PT (11am ET, 4pm UK time).
LOOK BEYOND 🔮#ProjectBeyond pic.twitter.com/PJ1qj4MdeiSeptember 8, 2022
That’s the second day of GTC, Nvidia’s developer conference, running from September 19 to 22. That’s also when CEO Jensen Huang delivers his keynote speech, so obviously it’s in there, which makes sense.
Since it’s clearly labeled as a GeForce broadcast – which is Nvidia’s gaming lineup – and that it’s about “going beyond” what we have now, it should definitely be some sort of first reveal of the next-gen RTX 4000 GPUs. While nothing is explicitly mentioned about the RTX 4000, we are told in no uncertain terms that this is one event we don’t want to miss.
Analysis: A surprising but of course welcome move
What’s a bit odd here is that usually, since GTC is a developer conference, it wouldn’t feature game products, but rather more serious heavyweights. But as we outlined above, it couldn’t be much clearer that something about the RTX 4000 is being revealed without really mentioning it.
About the only other theory we’ve seen online is that there are rumors of new RTX 3000 (current-gen) models, which would be sort of a GeForce unveiling, but to show them as part of Nvidia going “outside” moves — and hype them to this extent — makes absolutely no sense. So we can safely rule that out.
So what can we expect in the way of Lovelace GPUs? The smart money would be on the flagship, as the RTX 4090 is reportedly going to be the first out the door. On the other hand, we’ve also had a recent sighting of the RTX 4080, and knowing that this graphics card is coming sooner rather than later, the news would be that a lot more people would like to hear (as some rumors have suggested this GPU may be delayed , maybe even until 2023).
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