GTC 2021 – GeForce RTX 3090 Giveaway
Nvidia is running a treasure hunt in the run-up to the GTC 2021 (Graphics Technology Conference), taking a page from Intel’s playbook. The chipmaker is providing a slew of rewards, including the coveted GeForce RTX 3090 (Ampere) graphics card, to entice the general public to participate.
Nvidia Serious About GTC 2021
Nvidia released a short video earlier today to support GTC 2021, which begins on April 12 at 8:30 a.m. PT. Since we’re still in the midst of the pandemic, GTC 2021 will be held entirely online, with Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang giving his keynote from his legendary kitchen.
Nvidia did, however, include a tiny Easter egg in the 30-second video. The video concludes with a strange golden neuron and blinking bulbs. It appears that a secret message was encoded in Morse code, with the phrase “hidden treasure” deciphered. To cut a long storey short, the first treasure map leads to a hidden landing page where Nvidia discusses the scavenger hunt’s mechanics and invites users to continue searching for the remaining hidden treasures.
Other Easter eggs, it seems, are only waiting to be found. Nvidia did not say whether the remaining clues are contained inside the same video or in subsequent videos.
Nvidia on twitter
Nvidia posted another short video on one of its Twitter accounts today, so that might be a good place to start searching for the next clue. “May the odds be ever in your favour,” Effie Trinket said in the Hunger Games movie.