Nvidia's GeForce Special Event promises a new era of Ampere GPUs; could it be the RTX3080?
Nvidia has announced it will be hosting an event on September 1. Nvidia CEO, Jensen Huang, will be speaking at the event and rumours suggest that the new GeForce RTX 3000 series GPUs will be unveiled at the same.
All that Nvidia has said about the event is that the event will mark a new era for Ampere GPUs, meaning you can expect all new GeForce graphics cards tomorrow. With the event, they also want to celebrate the past.
Nvidia wants to turn a new leaf for modern gaming
As of now, Nvidia's website has a timer counting down to August 31. The page states “On September 1st, we usher in a new era with a special event broadcast featuring NVIDIA CEO, Jensen Huang.”
The event page also states that this event will take into account the biggest breakthroughs in PC gaming since 1999. Nvidia is expected to unveil its upcoming next generation of graphics cards that will run on Ampere architecture.
These will presumably be the GeForce RTX 3000 series of cards that will include the GeForce RTX 3080, the successor to the GeForce RTX 2080. Earlier this year, there were some leaks which gave us a look at the design of the graphics cards.
Nvidia unveiled its Ampere GPU architecture back in May with the Nvidia A100 card. It was designed for scientific computing, data analytics, and cloud graphics, but not for gaming purposes.
However, it is expected to be the architecture for the GeForce RTX 3000 series GPUs that will be dedicated to gaming and productivity.
Last week, a report by Wccftech claimed that the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and the GeForce RTX 3080 will be launched on September 9.
A separate report by Tweaktown mentioned that the board partner cards based on Ampere architecture will launch alongside the Founders Edition cards in September. These leaks and rumours suggest that the September 1 event will bring the announcement for the new GeForce RTX 3000 series cards.