How to watch Nvidia’s RTX 4090 launch at GTC 2022
Nvidia is kicking off its GTC 2022 fall event next week, where we’ll likely see the RTX 4090 launch. that we’ll see the launch of the RTX 4090 – and possibly other GPUs – during the keynote.
We may also see more than next-gen GPUs. Here’s how to watch the RTX 4090 launch live and what to expect from the presentation.
How to watch the Nvidia RTX 4090 launch at GTC 2022
Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang will deliver the GTC 2022 company keynote on Tuesday, September 20 at 8:00 a.m. PT. The presentation will likely air on Nvidia’s YouTube channel, but you can add the streaming link on Nvidia website as well. We’ll embed the stream here once it’s available, but in the meantime you can watch a short teaser for the event above.
Although most people listen to the executive’s keynote, Nvidia’s fall GTC event lasts for most of the week. It takes place from September 19 to September 22, entirely virtual. You can attend additional dev sessions — you can register and create a schedule on Nvidia’s GTC landing page — but they’ll focus on how developers can use Nvidia’s tools, not announcements. new products.
Registration is required to attend the development sessions. The keynote does not require registration, however, and is expected to stream on Nvidia’s YouTube channel.
What to expect from the Nvidia RTX 4090 launch
The first thing you should expect from the RTX 4090 launch is, well, the RTX 4090. Although Nvidia hasn’t confirmed any details about the card, or even that it’s called the RTX 4090, we I saw the full specs leaked a few days ago. According to the leak, Nvidia will announce the RTX 4090 and two RTX 4080 models – a 12GB variant and a 16GB variant.
It’s all but confirmed that Nvidia will launch its next-gen GPUs, which are rumored to offer double the performance of the current-gen. Some leakers say the key feature of these cards is a configurable TDP. The story goes that each card will have a base power of what you would expect from a GPU, but users will be able to dedicate more power to the card for increased performance.
There’s a chance we’ll see more of the new maps too. Nvidia has been teasing something called Project Beyond for a few weeks, posting vague videos to GeForce’s Twitter account that show a desktop setup adorned with various clues. A recent video showed the PC starting to render in Adobe Media Encoder, suggesting it might have something to do with creative apps.
— NVIDIA Studio (@NVIDIAStudio) September 16, 2022
While it’s possible that Project Beyond is just Nvidia’s branding for the RTX 4090 launch, it’s probably something different. During Nvidia’s latest earnings call, the company said it plans to reach “new segments of the market…with our gaming technology.”
It could mean anything, but we can always make educated guesses. Last year, Nvidia shared a demo of games running on ARM PCs, laying the groundwork for future ARM-based games. Although Nvidia’s acquisition of ARM fell through, there’s still a good chance the companies will work closely together.
New market segments could mean PCs that don’t use traditional x86 processors like those offered by Intel and AMD. It’s pure speculation, but ARM gaming has been a focus for Nvidia for quite some time, and the company provides many of its gaming features to developers working on ARM apps.
Project Beyond could also be a tool for creators. Not only did Nvidia tease video encoding, but CEO Jensen Huang specifically called out streamers, vloggers, and other types of content creators during the company’s latest earnings call.
We’ll have to wait for the keynote, though, before we know for sure. The announcement of the RTX 4090 is almost a sure deal, but it looks like Nvidia will also have an additional surprise in store.