Which, has to be the long-awaited reveal for the next generation of NVIDIA GeForce RTX
GPUs built on the company's new Ampere architecture. With rumours pointing to a reveal for a line-up that includes an RTX 3080, RTX 3080 Ti, and RTX 3070. Rumours and speculation are also pointing to a sizeable bump in performance across the board including massive gains for real-time ray-tracing.
The #UltimateCountdown has begun - with NVIDIA ANZ updating it's profile pic with the info '21 Days. 21 Years.' Which is cryptic enough to be exciting, and it gives us a window of Agusut 31/September 1 for the announcement. Plus, alluding to the big bang kind of sets the bar really high.
Since announcing Ampere earlier this year
many have been waiting for the new consumer-facing GeForce cards to be formally announced. As with Turing (and RTX), which was revealed at Gamescom
in 2018 and then launched shortly after that, the same could happen here. Except that with a digital Gamescom NVIDIA might be doing its own stream.
Anyway a big reveal with the first batch of RTX 2.0 being made available shortly after that sounds likely. And worthy of the 'Ultimate Countdown' tag.
And timely, thanks to Cyberpunk 2077's launch in November -- where it will support both RTX-powered ray-tracing and NVIDIA's DLSS 2.0 AI rendering.