Yesterday, Nvidia started teasing a big GeForce GPU announcement, and now the company says an event is scheduled for September 1st. The graphics card maker will broadcast the event, featuring Nvidia founder and CEO Jensen Huang, at 9 AM PT/12PM ET on 1 September. Nvidia says “Huang will showcase the company’s latest innovations in gaming and graphics.”
It is likely that Nvidia will unveil its GeForce RTX 3000 card series, including the RTX 3080 successor to the RTX 2080. Rumors last week suggested that the company might be planning to launch its new Ampere graphics cards on September 9th, so that these new GPUs could arrive in the same month as the Nvidia event. TweakTown also reported yesterday that Nvidia and its board partners’ RTX 3000 Series graphics cards could be launched in September.
Any new RTX cards will be based on the new Ampere GPU architecture of Nvidia. Nvidia introduced the Ampere GPU architecture back in May, but the first graphics card was designed for scientific computing, cloud gaming, and data analytics. With Nvidia making clear that its upcoming GeForce event will focus solely on gaming and graphics, we ‘re about to find out what Ampere can do for the next generation of PC gaming in 2020.
Nvidia ‘s GeForce Special Event will take place on 1 September at 9 AM PT/12PM ET, streamed live on the company’s website.