It's official: NVIDIA will unveil next-gen GeForce RTX 30 GPUs on Sep. 1

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 logo
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 logo (Image credit: Harish Jonnalagadda / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • NVIDIA is all set to unveil its next-gen GPUs based on Ampere in a GeForce Special Event.
  • The launch event is slated for 9am PT on September 1, with NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang delivering the keynote.
  • If the latest leaks are any indication, we should see four models in the GeForce RTX 3000 series.

After months of leaks, we now have an official launch date for NVIDIA's next-gen GPUs. The brand tweeted out a teaser on its GeForce page yesterday indicating an August 31 launch, and NVIDIA has now confirmed that it will unveil its next-gen Ampere-based GPUs on September 1.

The GeForce RTX 30 series will make its debut in a GeForce Special Event (opens in new tab) that will be helmed by NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang. NVIDIA didn't share any details on the cards themselves, but if recent leaks are any indication, we'll likely see four models in the initial GeForce RTX 30 series: the RTX 3090, RTX 3080 Ti, RTX 3080, and RTX 3070.

According to TweakTown, NVIDIA's partners will launch their own offerings at the same time as the Founders Edition cards, which hasn't been the case with the RTX 20 series. That means you'll be able to pick up cards from the likes of ASUS, MSI, Zotac, and others at the same time as NVIDIA's own Founders Edition lineup.

The GeForce RTX 30 series is set to deliver huge performance gains over current RTX 20 cards, and with NVIDIA already dominating our best graphics card picks, it will be interesting to see just what sort of real-world gains the upcoming cards will offer. With AMD also set to unveil its RDNA2 architecture later this year, the next few months will be exciting for PC hardware enthusiasts.

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia for Android Central, Windows Central's sister site. When not reviewing phones, he's testing PC hardware, including video cards, motherboards, gaming accessories, and keyboards.

  • 3090?? Wow
    I had read previously they'd be priced the same as the 2000 series. Guess you can get around that and have a price increase if you add another tier lol
  • Seriously can't wait for this!
  • How long is it expected to take for 3000 series cards to get to gaming laptops?
  • Does this shift the tiers when compared to the 20xx series? Like is the 3070 now supposed to be the 2060 of the 30xx series?