In addition to the reveal of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, 2020 will also see the introduction of new GPU architecture from both Nvidia and AMD. Nvidia’s new hardware will be on display very soon: The GeForce Special Event announced a few weeks ago will take place today, September 1, at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET. You can watch the Nvidia livestream right here to see all of the news and announcements it has to share regarding its new Ampere GPUs, including the RTX 3090.
Nvidia has spent recent weeks on social media celebrating the past two decades of PC gaming and hardware advancements. During the event, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang will deliver an update that “highlight[s] the company’s latest innovations in gaming and graphics.” It hasn’t explicitly stated that the RTX 3090 will be among the hardware on display, but it’s a safe bet based on leaks.
News of this event came shortly after a series of short teaser trailers that Nvidia has been sharing on Twitter. This included one that simply reads, “21 Days. 21 Years.” This September 1 date in line with both rumors and previous Nvidia reveals, which typically took place in August during Gamescom ahead of a product release in September. With Gamescom having just concluded its digital event this past weekend, Nvidia will focus now host its own event today.
It’s probable that the event will finally reveal Nvidia’s next generation of GPUs, with its current flagship RTX 20-series line bordering on two years old already. Ampere has already been revealed as the company’s next-gen architecture, but it has yet to be seen how this will be adapted for consumer gaming hardware. It’s likely these will include some of the first cards that support HDMI 2.1, as well as new hardware to make better use of Deep Learning Super Sampling (or DLSS) and ray tracing.
If Nvidia sticks to its previous release cycles, the event will reveal new cards that should go on sale in the next few weeks. This first batch is generally the best cards in the series, with more budget-focused options releasing in the months to come.