The company plans to drop some news on the date, which marks the 21st anniversary of when Nvidia originally launched the GeForce line with the GeForce 256. But don’t be surprised if it’s another teaser.
New Nvidia graphics cards might just be around the corner. On Monday, the company dropped a teaser on Twitter, which suggests it’s preparing to make a big announcement on August 31.
The teaser itself is an 8-second video that shows a Big Bang-like explosion going off, filling the void with nebula and stars. But more importantly, the company has updated Nvidia’s official Twitter page to say “The #Ultimate Countdown. 21 Days. 21 years.”
Do the math, and the countdown ends on August 31, which will mark the 21st anniversary to when Nvidia launched the GeForce graphics card line, starting with the GeForce 256.
The anniversary sounds like a perfect time to announce some new products. The company is expected to launch the much-rumored GeForce RTX 3000-series GPUs this fall, and images of the upcoming cards have already been leaking.
However, Nvidia’s teaser suggests an actual RTX 3000 announcement may come further down the line in September. We noticed the company’s profile has also been updated to say: “Look back before looking forward.” So don’t be surprised if Nvidia’s Aug. 31st announcement ends up being another teaser for the real festivities.
The upcoming RTX 3000 series is expected to pack more transistors by using TSMC’s 7-nanometer manufacturing process, an upgrade from the 12nm process in the current RTX 2000 series. So there should be a sizable boost in gaming performance.
We also expect the cards to offer bigger gains on “ray-tracing,” which can create realistic-looking lighting and shadow effects in games. But the big question is how much the RTX 3000 cards will cost. We’re crossing our fingers that the new products won’t break the bank.
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