The Geforce RTX 4000… – That’s what the PCGH editors say about it

The Geforce RTX 4000... - That's what the PCGH editors say about it

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The editors of PC Games Hardware comment on current events or developments in the world of PC hardware, the IT industry, games, technology or entertainment. Read the truly personal opinions of the PCGH editors today on “The Geforce RTX 4000…”

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The Geforce RTX 4000…

Background: Geforce RTX 40

In calendar week 38, Nvidia introduced the new Geforce RTX 4000. There will be three models at the start and they caused a lot of conversation. Two points are heating up: Nvidia’s price expectations and the exclusivity of DLSS 3 for Ada Lovelace, the architecture code name.

When it comes to prices, Nvidia tightened the screw and CEO Jensen Huang justifies this with the additional performance that customers get. Moore’s Law is dead. And so you only have to pay 100 US dollars MRSP more for the Geforce RTX 4090, while the Geforce RTX 4080 16GB costs 500 US dollars more. With the Geforce RTX 4080 12GB, many actually see the successor to the Geforce RTX 4070 or maybe a 4070 Ti. Depending on your view, we would be at an additional 400 or 200 US dollars. In any case, Huang made it clear that more power will also cost more money. It remains to be seen whether the market will take part.

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The other excitement was DLSS 3, which can probably be used exclusively on the RTX 4000 for technical reasons – but the technical reasons are not so elementary that it couldn’t have been done differently – albeit with restrictions. Because the older cards in particular would benefit from the technology, but – so critics say – you don’t sell new models with it.