NVIDIA has unveiled a raft of new products and updates to its services at this year’s CES event, showcasing new RTX 30 series GPUs for laptops and desktops as well as updates to its GeForce NOW cloud gaming service and powerful new tools for creators and artists.
You can read about all of the announcements in the official blog post or watch the full keynote below, but we’ve also rounded up some of the highlights for you right here.
New GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs
NVIDIA showed off some new additions to its celebrated 30-series GeForce RTX GPUs, including a new GeForce RTX 3080 Ti laptop GPU which is the first time that the manufacturer’s 80 Ti-class cards have made their way into the mobile PC space. It features 16GB of GDDR6 memory and reportedly outperforms the desktop TITAN RTX card.
Also coming to laptops is the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti laptop GPU, with both cards becoming available starting Feb 1, 2022.
On the desktop side of things, a new RTX 3050 with 8GB of GDDR6 memory will fill in the bottom end of the market and begin showing up in mainstream desktops, while a “monster” GeForce RTX 3090 Ti with a whopping 24GB of GDDR6X memory is on the way and reportedly able to crank out “40 teraflops for shaders, 78 teraflops for ray tracing and a whopping 320 teraflops of AI muscle.”
NVIDIA G-Sync Esports Displays
The company is partnering with manufacturers such as Viewsonic, MSI and Asus ROG to produce new “eSports displays” that meet a specific set of standards and feature new NVIDIA technologies. These displays will be 27″ 1440p monitors with up to 360Hz refresh rates and support NVIDIA Reflex as well as mini LED backlighting.
Perhaps most interesting is that these monitors will feature a new dual format mode that turns the 27″ 1440p display into a 25″ 1080p one with a black border. The idea is that this drop in resolution will allow competitive players to push those extra frames that can make all the difference in competition.
New RTX Games And GeForce NOW Updates
GeForce NOW is being expanded with even more games, including Battlefield 4 and Battlefield 5 becoming available as of today. Meanwhile NVIDIA has partnered with Samsung to bring the service to the Gaming Hub on compatible Samsung TVs.
New games are being updated to support DLSS, RTX hardware ray-tracing and NVIDIA’s low-latency Reflex technology. Escape From Tarkov and Rainbow Six Extraction will get DLSS, The Day Before and Dying Light 2 will get both DLSS and RT, while seven more titles are getting Reflex support including the PC port of God of War.
NVIDIA Omniverse and RTX Studio
Creators using NVIDIA’s Omniverse and RTX Studio platforms to collaborate and accelerate productivity are set to benefit from powerful new cloud-based collaboration features, more powerful animation and virtual acting tools that include integration with Epic’s MetaHuman and a ton of new free digital assets to use on projects.
NVIDIA Canvas is also getting an upgrade with higher resolution support and new materials.