Jen-Hsun Huang has confirmed that Nvidia goes to be lastly giving us some concrete particulars about its new RTX 40-series graphics playing cards on the GTC occasion in September. Jen-Hsun wanted to complete his current Q2 2023 financial call (opens in new tab) on a excessive observe—after posting gaming income 44% down on the earlier monetary quarter—and so throwing out the promise of Lovelace particulars at GTC was his finest wager.
Having already spoken at size about that big decline in gaming revenue (opens in new tab), repeatedly reminding Nvidia’s traders that gaming’s advantageous, gaming’s good, persons are nonetheless shopping for graphics playing cards, it is okay, he notes that “we’ll get via this over the following few months and go into subsequent 12 months with our new structure.”
“I sit up for telling you extra about it at GTC subsequent month,” Huang then says.
Ah, new structure! We have been caught studying ever-changing rumoured details (opens in new tab), specs, speeds, and feeds for the previous 12 months, however lastly Jen-Hsun’s keynote on September 20 (opens in new tab) would possibly truly give us one thing strong to have a look at relating to the brand new Ada Lovelace GPU tech.
The GPU Expertise Convention (GTC) is historically a extra knowledge centre/AI targeted occasion, with little give attention to gaming merchandise, however provided that we’re anticipating Nvidia to solely launch the very excessive finish of the RTX 40-series this 12 months which may match completely with the GTC ethos. The RTX 4090 will sit in the identical skilled consumer spot the RTX 3090/TI occupies proper now, which means it is extra for creators than players, in spite of everything.
It is doable Jen-Hsun might have merely been referring to the advances in its upcoming Hopper structure for knowledge centres, one thing that has been spoken about intimately at this month’s Scorching Chips occasion. However he particularly mentions the RTX facet of the enterprise.
“I sit up for subsequent month’s GTC convention,” says Huang, signing off on a monetary analyst name he would not have wished to be on, “the place we’ll share new advances of RTX reinventing 3D graphics and gaming.”
It is uncommon we get mentions of gaming at GTC, so it appears prefer it’s undoubtedly going to be price tuning in to the keynote on September 20. And if Lovelace is getting unveiled in direction of the tail finish of September then that makes a possible October launch for the RTX 4090 much more seemingly.