Our coverage of CES 2023 begins with some new announcements from NVIDIA. We’ve known about the RTX 4070 Ti for a while, but NVIDIA gave us all the details about this card at their press event this morning. Not only did we get information from this press event, but we also got the chance to get a close look at some of the new gear coming our way.
GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
Probably the biggest news for us was the release of the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti. As we said earlier, we kind of knew what to expect going into this announcement, but we found out that the official MSRP will be $799. That’s a step down from what would have been the RTX 4080 12GB card dropped from the lineup, which should be a welcome change for most gamers. The GeForce RTX 4070 Ti will feature an AD104 GPU with 7680 CUDA cores with a boost clock of 2.61 GHz, paired with 12 GB of GDDR6X.
The GeForce RTX 4070 Ti is equipped to run AAA games at 1440p with maximum settings and ray tracing enabled. This should translate into impressive 4K performance, as well as lightning-fast 1080p performance for games that want to go that route. In many cases, the 4070 Ti will compete against the 3090 Ti, depending, among other things, on the use of DLSS.
We saw multiple cards from many of NVIDIA’s AIB partners, with varying sizes of slot depths and lengths. These cards should get the job done, as there won’t be a Founder’s Edition offering from NVIDIA for the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti.
RTX 4000 series powered laptops
We also got a chance to check out a handful of RTX 4000 series laptops while visiting NVIDIA, and they’ve got us really excited about the potential mobile gaming opportunities ahead. Several partners had laptops from 14″ to 18″ on hand to demonstrate the power of NVIDIA’s latest mobile GPU offering, and we were shown a few demos that really put the capabilities of this hardware into perspective. The one that stood out to us the most was when we got to play a racing simulator game on a 16″ Razerblade equipped with an RGX 4090. That might not seem like much of a thrill, but consider that it was output to three 4K monitors, and things get pretty impressive. This next generation of mobile GPUs delivers up to three times the efficiency of previous generations and up to four times the performance.
Eye contact is coming to NVIDIA Broadcast
Helping you stay focused on the camera during online meetings and streams just got so much easier with Eye Contact, a new feature coming next week with NVIDIA Broadcast. By shifting the focus of your eyes on video, Eye Contact lets you look slightly off camera at reference notes or other materials without your audience or meeting participants noticing. You no longer need to look directly at the camera to maintain constant eye contact – NVIDIA takes care of that for you.