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Nvidia tweets 'ProjectBeyond' and it's surely a teaser for the RTX 40 series

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Today Nvidia sent out a cryptic tweet teasing something called ‘Project Beyond’. This is almost certainly a teaser for upcoming RTX 40 series graphics cards, or at least something to do with them. It came from the Nvidia GeForce account, so it’s surely not a teaser for an AI or datacentre product or technology. Also, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang has already confirmed (opens in new tab) that Nvidia will reveal some RTX 40 related information at GTC 2022.

Huang is set to deliver a keynote at GTC 2022 on September 20, meaning it's just 12 days away at the time of writing. GTC (GPU Technology Conference) usually features a focus on developers and high-performance computing technologies, but it’s also been used to announce Nvidia’s new architectures.

We won’t really know just what Project Beyond really is until Jensen’s keynote, but with just 12 days remaining, we’ll no doubt see some more teasers by Nvidia on its social media channels.

Might we get a proper look at the RTX 4090, RTX 4080 or RTX 4070? A stylized video would have to be on the menu. We can expect some details on new RTX technologies, but it’s pretty unlikely we’ll see any benchmark data, and it's certainly not going to be an actual launch event.

In the meantime, we have a few details (opens in new tab) on the upcoming cards, though they tend to change quite often depending on the position of the moon in the sky. We can expect a major jump in performance for each SKU relative to its RTX 30 predecessor, with higher core counts, more VRAM and higher power consumption levels, though hopefully not to the silly levels (opens in new tab) that have been tossed about.

The event itself is set to be livestreamed and we’ll let you know when we get information and a link for the big reveal. Assuming it is a big reveal!

The hype is real.

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Chris Szewczyk
Hardware Writer

Chris' gaming experiences go back to the mid-nineties when he conned his parents into buying an 'educational PC' that was conveniently overpowered to play Doom and Tie Fighter. He developed a love of extreme overclocking that destroyed his savings despite the cheaper hardware on offer via his job at a PC store. To afford more LN2 he began moonlighting as a reviewer for VR-Zone before jumping the fence to work for MSI Australia. Since then, he's gone back to journalism, enthusiastically reviewing the latest and greatest components for PC & Tech Authority, PC Powerplay and currently Australian Personal Computer magazine and PC Gamer. Chris still puts far too many hours into Borderlands 3, always striving to become a more efficient killer.