Today has been one of the most important days of the year for the technology sector, and also for NVIDIA. The American giant has presented very important news taking advantage of the CES 2022 framework, and in this article we are going to share with you the most important.
Before going into the matter, I want to point out that, in the end, many of the rumors that we had seen previously have been fulfilled. Among them we can highlight the GeForce RTX 3050 for desktop, one of the most anticipated graphics cards from NVIDIA, which comes to the market to continue contributing to the democratization of DLSS, and ray tracing, and we cannot forget the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Mobile, which is set to become the most powerful graphics card in the portable sector.
I know that you are wanting to know all its keys, and its specifications, so I do not want to keep you waiting. Let’s see the characteristics of those two new NVIDIA graphics cards, and also the other ads carried out by the company during this year’s CES. Let’s go there.
NVIDIA Broadens Horizons: More Laptops with GeForce RTX Graphics Cards, and a Richer Ecosystem
The green giant has started in a big way, as it has confirmed that the big players in the portable sector will launch to the market more than 160 gaming and studio laptops. All of them will use Ampere GPUs, and will be accompanied by third-generation tensor cores, focused on AI acceleration and technologies based on it, such as DLSS, and with second-generation RT cores, which allow shaders and engines to be unloaded. geometry of the workload that represents the ray tracing.
Those new laptops will be more powerful, but also thinner, and lighter. This is very important since, in the end, no one likes having to deal with a three kilogram hulk, no matter how much power it offers.
The value of balance in terms of power, mobility and design has been imposed, and both NVIDIA and the big players in the portable sector have been able to assimilate it perfectly. These new notebooks will also come with more powerful CPUs, and some will use displays with 1440p resolution and G-Sync technology, which will translate into a superior experience, free of stuttering and tearing.
When it comes to NVIDIA’s Studio platform, the US giant is still working hard to expand and improve it. This can be seen in the latest developments that have been confirmed by those in green, and among them we can highlight the big update for nvidia canvas, an application that allows you to generate landscapes from simple lines thanks to artificial intelligence. This was created from the GauGAN2 research, it is capable of producing images with a four times higher resolution, it allows the use of five additional elements, including flowers and bushes, and it can be downloaded completely free of charge.
The company has also confirmed that NVIDIA Omniverse is available for free to millions of creators with GeForce RTX graphics cards. This collaborative platform for real-time 3D design and virtual world simulation represents a very interesting value, since it was created to help artists, designers and creators to work together from their teams.
Omniverse Nucleus Cloud is one of the most important news that this platform has received, since it allows share very large scenes from Omniverse 3D with a simple click. It goes without saying that this greatly simplifies and facilitates collaboration in real time, and regardless of where they are in the world. Its value is indisputable, especially now that teleworking, and therefore collaborative work, have acquired enormous weight.
To this we must add the news that NVIDIA has presented for the platform Omniverse Machinima, an Omniverse application that allows you to collaborate in real time to animate and manipulate characters in virtual worlds. Includes new free characters, items, and environments. On the other hand we have Omniverse Audio2Face, which generates facial expressions easily and quickly from audio sources, and which It has been updated with support for blendshape and direct export in Epic’s MetaHuman program.
GeForce RTX 3050: Ray Tracing, and DLSS, for the masses
The GeForce RTX 3050 has been one of NVIDIA’s most exciting new releases so far at CES, hardware-wise at least, and for a very simple reason, it’s about an inexpensive mid-range graphics card that integrates all key Ampere technologies, including third-generation tensor cores, which enable DLSS to be activated in games, and second-generation RT cores, which handle all the workload that ray tracing represents.
That is why the GeForce RTX 3050 deserves to be considered as one of the great “democratizers” not only of ray tracing, but also of DLSS, and I am clear that it could become one of the most demanded graphics cards by those who still use a GeForce GTX graphics card, and who have been wanting to enjoy the latest advances in the graphics sector for a long time, but have not been able to do so due to limitations on your budget.
With this graphics card we can play optimally at 1080p resolutions by activating ray tracing, and thanks to DLSS we can maintain an excellent level of performance even at higher resolutions. This technology performs, as our regular readers will know, a process of intelligent reconstruction and rescaling of the image, and is capable of maintaining such high quality that, in its “quality” and “balanced” modes, it has nothing to envy of the resolution. native. We must not forget that this technology also improves over time, as we saw with the launch of DLSS 2.3.
GeForce RTX 3050 Specifications
- Graphic core GA107 at 8 nm.
- 2,560 shaders.
- 80 texturing units.
- 48 raster units.
- 80 tensor cores.
- 20 RT cores.
- 128-bit bus.
- 8 GB of GDDR6.
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 will be available starting January 27 with an MSRP of 249 dollars, which should be translated into 250 euros to change.
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Mobile
NVIDIA has also taken the opportunity to expand its portfolio of graphics solutions for laptops, and has made a big move with the announcement of the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Mobile. The former competes in the high-end, and the latter has it all to become the most powerful solution in the portable industry. I do not speak without reasons, we are facing a GPU equipped with 16 GB of GDDR6 memory that is capable of outperform NVIDIA TITAN RTX desktop. Impressive, right?
For its part, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Mobile outperforms the RTX 2070 Super for laptops by up to 70%, and can move current games optimally (over 100 FPS) under 1440p resolution. This makes it a very interesting value for those looking for powerful laptops, but on a tight budget, and also for those who want to maximize their investment and are looking for a high value in price-performance ratio.
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Mobile Specifications
- Graphic core GA104 at 8 nm.
- 7,424 shaders.
- 232 texturing units.
- 96 raster units.
- 58 RT cores.
- 232 tensor cores.
- 256-bit bus.
- 16GB of GDDR6.
GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Mobile Specifications
- Graphic core GA103 at 8 nm.
- 5,632 shaders.
- 176 texturing units.
- 80 raster units.
- 44 RT cores.
- 176 tensor cores.
- 256-bit bus.
- 8 GB of GDDR6.
Laptops with GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Mobile will start at 1,499 dollars, and models with GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Mobile will be available for purchase starting in $ 2,499. Both will be available from February 1. I do not have the recommended prices in euros, but I think they are likely to end up around 1,500 and 2,500 euros, respectively.
Other important news from NVIDIA
We’ve already seen some of the biggest announcements NVIDIA has made at this year’s CES, but the list of what’s new doesn’t end there. The green giant has confirmed new games that will make use of DLSS and RTX technologies (hardware accelerated ray tracing):
- The Anacrusis (DLSS).
- The Day Before (DLSS, Ray Tracing Reflections, Ambient Occlusion, and NVIDIA RTX Global Illumination).
- Escape from Tarkov (DLSS).
- HITMAN III (DLSS).
- Midnight Ghost Hunt beta (DLSS).
- Phantasy Star Online 2 New Genesis (DLSS).
- Rainbow Six Extraction (DLSS).
- Ratten Reich (NVIDIA DLSS ray traced reflections, shadows and NVIDIA RTX Global Illumination).
- SUPER PEOPLE (DLSS, NVIDIA RTX Global Illumination).
- Voidtrain (DLSS, ray tracing reflections, global illumination, ambient occlusion).
New 1440p eSports monitors with NVIDIA Reflex upscaling
NVIDIA has long followed the evolution of the world of e-sports, an industry that has seen a tremendous boom in recent years. In this world, 1080p resolution has remained one of the most widely used standardsas it offers a solid value in relation to image quality and performance.
However, thanks to the power of the next generation GeForce RTX, 1440p resolution is no longer a major challenge in this regard, and it is now possible. move games in that resolution at more than 360 FPS without problem. This situation has not gone unnoticed by NVIDIA, and for this reason it has decided to initiate an important initiative: 1440p monitors for eSports.
For now, we have been able to confirm four new models: ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz PG27AQN, with a refresh rate of 360Hz, the AOC AG274QGM – AGON PRO Mini LED, the MSI MEG 271Q Mini LED, and the ViewSonic XG272G-2K Mini LED (the last three have a refresh rate of 300 Hz). All monitors integrate NVIDIA Esports Vibrance, Dual-Format and Reflex Analyzer.
And speaking of eSports, NVIDIA has confirmed that The Reflex ecosystem has been extended to seven new games:
- God of War.
- iRacing, the most played online driving simulator in the world.
- Midnight Ghost Hunt.
- Rainbow Six Extraction.
- Ready or Not.
- SUPER PEOPLE.
I can also confirm the arrival to GeForce Now of new games, and also the support of new devices and improved networks. In this sense, one of the most important announcements has been the NVIDIA collaboration with EA, which will mean the arrival of Battlefield 4 and Battlefield V to GeForce NOW. Both are available starting today.
Other important announcements that we cannot leave in the inkwell are the NVIDIA collaboration with Samsung to integrate GeForce NOW into their televisions starting in the second quarter of this year, and the collaboration with AT&T as a technical innovation partner for the 5G implementation, which aims to take advantage of the enormous performance of 5G to drive the use of GeForce NOW on mobile devices. We will see how this type of initiative is transferred to the Spanish market.
I can’t finish without talking about the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, a graphics card that NVIDIA has confirmed at this event, and about which it will give more details at the end of this month of January. As always, we will be attentive to tell you all your keys.