Nvidia Announces GeForce RTX 3050, Omniverse, & More in CES Keynote

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CES is once again upon PC gamers across the world, and Nvidia has blasted off with their announcements for a brand-new GeForce RTX 3050, 3080 Ti and 3070 Ti laptops, new RTX-powered laptops, Omniverse for creators, and so much more! Check out a rundown of everything announced in the Nvidia CES keynote as well as the video of the keynote itself.

The 48-minute keynote revealed the following:

GeForce RTX Powering 160+ New Laptops

The world’s top manufacturers are bringing to market more than 160 gaming and Studio laptops based on the revolutionary NVIDIA Ampere architecture, with second-generation RT Cores for ray tracing and third-generation Tensor Cores for DLSS and AI, creating the thinnest, lightest and most powerful laptops ever.

RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti Deliver New Levels of Performance

NVIDIA’s launch of the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti laptop GPU brings the flagship 80 Ti class of GPUs to laptops for the first time. Featuring 16GB of the fastest GDDR6 memory ever shipped in a laptop, the RTX 3080 Ti delivers higher performance than the desktop NVIDIA TITAN RTX™. RTX 3080 Ti laptops start at $2,499.

The new GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is up to 70 percent faster than RTX 2070 SUPER laptops and can deliver 100 frames per second at 1440p resolution. RTX 3070 Ti laptops start at $1,499.

New NVIDIA Studio Laptops and Apps

NVIDIA is further expanding its Studio platform of hardware, software and exclusive applications that helps creators get from concept to completion faster.

This includes a major update to NVIDIA Canvas, a painting application that uses AI to generate landscape images from simple brush strokes. Built from NVIDIA’s GauGAN2® research, the app produces images that are 4x higher resolution than in the past, with five additional elements like flowers and bushes. The new Canvas app is free to download.

NVIDIA Omniverse Launches For Creators

Further enriching the NVIDIA Studio ecosystem, NVIDIA Omniverse is now available at no cost to millions of individual creators with GeForce RTX and NVIDIA RTX GPUs. NVIDIA’s real-time 3D design collaboration and virtual world simulation platform empowers artists, designers and creators to connect and collaborate in leading design applications from their RTX-powered laptop or workstation.

Introducing the New GeForce RTX 3050

NVIDIA further expanded its family of NVIDIA Ampere architecture-based GPUs with the GeForce RTX 3050.

Bringing the performance and efficiency of the architecture to more gamers than ever, the RTX 3050 is the first 50-class desktop GPU to power the latest ray-traced games at over 60 frames per second. RTX 3050 makes ray tracing, which is the new standard in gaming, more accessible than ever before.

With 75 percent of gamers still playing on GTX GPUs, the 3050, which also includes second-generation RT cores as well as third generation Tensor cores for DLSS and AI, represents a compelling upgrade opportunity to step up to RTX.

The RTX 3050, which comes with 8GB of GDDR6 memory, starts at just $249 and will be available on Jan. 27 from NVIDIA’s worldwide partners.

New NVIDIA RTX Titles, Including New Ray Tracing, DLSS and Reflex Integrations

NVIDIA announced 10 new RTX games, which use GPU-accelerated ray tracing, NVIDIA DLSS and NVIDIA Reflex gaming technologies to provide new levels of realism. The new titles include The Day Before, Escape from Tarkov and the highly anticipated Ubisoft title Rainbow Six Extraction.

NVIDIA also announced seven new integrations of NVIDIA Reflex, its low-latency gaming platform, which better connects the player to the game.

The new Reflex games include iRacing, the world’s premier online racing simulator, Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six Extraction, and Sony’s award-winning, fighting-based action-adventure game God of War.

A New Monitor Category – 1440p Esports

With the global growth in esports, the demand for esports displays has been doubling each year. 1080p displays have ruled esports for over a decade — as the lower resolution has enabled higher frame rates and faster refresh rates. With today’s top GeForce RTX GPUs rendering esports games well above 360 fps at 1440p, the industry is primed for a change.

NVIDIA Reflex Ecosystem Expands

Over 20 million GeForce gamers compete with Reflex each month. As the popularity of the Reflex platform grows, so does the Reflex hardware ecosystem. NVIDIA announced six new Reflex monitors and six new Reflex mice.

GeForce NOW: The Ultimate Cloud Gaming Platform for PC Gamers

More games, more devices and improved networks are being delivered to the GeForce NOW ecosystem. Today NVIDIA announced the extension of its partnership with Electronic Arts, bringing Battlefield 4 and Battlefield V to GeForce NOW, streaming today.

What do you think of these new graphics options from Nvidia, especially that cheap RTX 3050? Let us know in the comments below!

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