Our coverage of CES 2023 begins with some new announcements from NVIDIA. We have known about the RTX 4070 Ti for some time now, but NVIDIA provided us with all of the details regarding this card in their press event this morning. Not only did we get information from this press event, but we also got a chance to take a closer, hands-on look at some of the new gear headed our way.
GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
Probably the largest news for us was the release of the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti. Like we said earlier, we sort of knew what to expect going into this announcement, but we did find out that the official MSRP is going to be $799. That is a step down from what would have been the RTX 4080 12GB card that was pulled from the line up, 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 up with 12GB of GDDR6X.
The GeForce RTX 4070 Ti is equipped to play AAA games at 1440p with maxed out settings and ray tracing enabled. This should translate into impressive 4K performance, as well as blazing fast 1080p performance for games those that want to go that route. In many instances the 4070 Ti will go head to head with the 3090 Ti, depending on use of DLSS among other things.
We saw multiple cards from many of NVIDIA’s AIB partners, with varying sizes of slot depths and lengths. These cards will have to get the job done, as there will be no Founder’s Edition offering from NVIDIA for the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti.
RTX 4000-series Powered Laptops
We also got a chance to take a look at a handful of RTX 4000-series powered laptops while visiting with NVIDIA, and they have us really excited about the potential mobile gaming opportunities ahead of us. Multiple partners had laptops sized from 14″ to 18″ on hand to demonstrate the power of the latest NVIDIA mobile-GPU offerings, and we got to experience a few demos that really put into perspective the capabilities of this hardware. The one that stood out to us the most was when we got to play a racing simulator game running on a 16″ Razerblade outfitted with an RGX 4090. That may not seem that exciting, but consider that it was outputting to three 4K monitors, and things get quite impressive. This next generation of mobile GPUs bring forth up to three times the efficiency as previous generations, and up to four times the performance.
Eye Contact coming to NVIDIA Broadcast
Helping you stay focused on the camera during online meetings and streams is about to become that much easier, thanks to Eye Contact, a new feature coming next week to NVIDIA Broadcast. By shifting the focus of your eyes on video, Eye contact lets you look a bit off-camera to reference notes or other materials, without your audience or meeting attendees noticing. No longer do you have to look directly at the camera to maintain constant eye contact – NVIDIA will now take care of that for you.