Nvidia RTX 4090 ‘lays ground’ for future generation

FOR most of 2022, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 (a graphics card) hype has been driving members of the tech community to the edge of their seats.

A graphics card is a type of “display adapter or video card installed within most computing devices to display graphical data with high clarity, color, definition and overall appearance,” according to a definition by Techopedia.

After more than a year of outrageous GPU (graphics processing unit) costs and shortages, Nvidia president and chief executive officer Jensen Huang announced critical information at its GTC 2022 event (GPU Technology Conference), including a price tag for the graphics card that would make most scream in despair: $1,599 (starting at P112,300 in the Philippines).

This is just a $100 difference from the RTX 3090 when it launched in September 2020. If the new card can live up to Nvidia’s boasts of two to four times the performance of an RTX 3090 Ti, there will certainly be a market for it.

The RTX 4090 can finally give the gaming community a smooth 4K experience with all the settings maxed out on titles like “Cyberpunk 2077,” “Forza Horizon 5,” and “Shadow of the Tomb Raider.” Nvidia’s Ada Lovelace card demonstrates significant performance gains over the Ampere 30-series generation. But it’s not just about gaming. When it comes to pixel-packed video renderings, creators can make use of the 24GB of GDDR6X memory, and Nvidia’s inclusion of two AV1 video encoders means the RTX 4090 is well-equipped to tackle the future of streaming and video editing.

The RTX 4090 currently reigns supreme in the GPU benchmarks hierarchy, at least at 1440p and 4K resolutions.

For anyone looking for the fastest GPU available, regardless of price and its ridiculously huge size, it confidently sits with the finest graphics cards available. The RTX 4090’s price tag puts it well out of reach for most PC gamers, but it lays the ground for what may be an interesting future generation of cards.