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Nvidia Announces RTX 4090, RTX 4080 Desktop GPUs; Check Out the Details Here!

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The biggest graphics card announcement of the year is here. Yesterday, at its GTC 2022 conference, Nvidia finally announced their new and much-awaited RTX 4000 series GPUs in the form of the RTX 4090 and RTX 4080. These GPUs are the first to be based on Nvidia’s newest “Ada Lovelace” architecture and are touted to be the fastest graphics cards ever produced. That said, let’s look at all the details for Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 and RTX 4090 right here.

Nvidia RTX 4090, RTX 4080: Specs and Features

Nvidia in their announcement showed only two of the Ada Lovelace cards, but they did give us a lot of important hardware specifications for the same. The top-end RTX 4090, for one, comes with an earth-shattering 16,384 CUDA cores. This is almost 60% more cores than the RTX 3090, which was already considered a gaming beast. Other important upgrades include a higher number of Tensor and RT cores at 1321 and 113, respectively.

Moreover, Nvidia claims that in raw graphics performance, the new 4000-series graphics cards should be up to twice as fast as their RTX 3000 series counterparts in traditional rasterized games and up to four times faster in video games that use ray-tracing.

RTX 4090-RTX 4000 series release
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The more interesting announcement of the two cards, though, was the GeForce RTX 4080, which will come in two different models – one with 12GB of GDDR6X video memory and another with 16 GB of video memory.

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The fascinating thing, however, is that in terms of specification these cards will be significantly different from each other, as they will not only have different memory sizes but also differ in core specifications like CUDA cores, clock speeds, and the memory bus size. This is the first time that Nvidia has taken such an approach, and we believe this could be a way to differentiate its newer higher-end cards from the mid-range cards that are set to release next year.

SpecificationsRTX 4090RTX 4080 (16 GB)RTX 4080 (12 GB)
GPU DieAD102AD103AD103
CUDA cores1638497287680
Clock speeds (boost)2520 MHz2510 MHz2610 MHz
Memory bus-size384-bit256-bit192-bit
Maximum TDP450W320 watts285 watts
Pricing$1499$1199$899
Release DateOctober 12th, 2022November 2022 (tentative)November 2022 (tentative)

In addition, Nvidia also announced a range of features and technologies that the new GPUs will enjoy like DLSS 3, new AV1 encoders, and also a new performance-enhancing feature called Shader Execution Reordering.

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All these features, NVIDIA claims, when seen together with the Ada Lovelace architectural improvements, will herald a new age of gaming performance. The feature that we are particularly excited about is DLSS 3, which is supposed to be a massive improvement on the already wonderful DLSS 2.0. Nvidia has said that the technique will now be able to generate entirely new frames, instead of just adding new pixels like older DLSS offerings. This implementation is supposed to double or even triple the frame rate in certain games, and it’s something we can’t wait to try out.

Nvidia Announces RTX 4090, RTX 4080 Desktop GPUs; Check Out the Details Here!

RTX 4000 Series: Release Date and Pricing

In terms of release date, the first card that will be available to purchase will be the RTX 4090, which will hit retail and online stores on the 12th of October. The RTX 4090 will be followed by the release of the RTX 4080 sometime in November. Nvidia has not given us an exact date for these cards, but if we were to speculate will most likely be late November.

Moving on to the pricing structure, the RTX 4090 will start at $1,599 in the US, while in Europe the card is set to cost 1,900 euros. The RTX 4080, on the other hand, has a dual pricing structure, with the 16 GB variant releasing at $1,199 and the 12 GB variant coming in at $899.

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We are a little disappointed about the fact that there were no mid-range GPU releases from Nvidia this time, but the fact that we’re getting any GPUs after rumors of Nvidia delaying their graphics card is a relief.

The huge amount of interest that the RTX 4000 series GPU announcement has garnered, in a way has laid waste to the growing concerns that industry experts had about the GPU market. The GPU industry might be saturated in terms of supply chain issues and a victim to the tumbling Crypto-currency market, but when it comes to new releases and hype it can never be bogged down.

The new 4000 series graphics cards with their improved ray-tracing performance and cutting-edge features have made the GPU market particularly interesting, and we’re looking forward to how other manufacturers like AMD and Intel react to this. The next generation of gaming is here, and we couldn’t have asked for a better launch. So what are your thoughts on the RTX 4000-series announcement? Are you as excited as we are about the new graphics cards? Let us know in the comments below.

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Windows 11 Dev Build 25217 Adds Third-Party Widgets Support

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With the Windows 11 2022 update rolling out to users globally, Microsoft has started testing new features with Insiders. Earlier we saw the full-screen widgets panel in a previous build, but with the latest Windows 11 Dev Insider build 25217, the company adds support for one of the most-anticipated features – third-party widgets. Yeah, developers can finally start making widgets for Windows 11, which you can then add to the widgets board. Let’s look at all the details.

Windows 11 Build 25217 New Features

In an official blog post, Microsoft confirms that the widgets board in Windows 11 is about to become even more useful. The widgets board currently hosts only content from Microsoft apps, news, weather, and sports updates. However, Dev build 25217 follows the release of the WinApp SDK 1.2 Preview 2, made available last week. This SDK will “allow developers to create widgets for their packaged Win32 apps and test them locally on the Windows 11 Widgets board,” says Microsoft.

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As the statement above confirms, developers can start building widgets for their apps and see how it works locally on their PCs. They are not allowed to upload their updated apps with third-party widgets support to the Microsoft Store just yet. If you wish to make widgets for Windows 11, navigate to Settings -> Privacy & security -> For developers and enable the “Developer Mode” toggle.

That’s not the only new feature in this Insider build. The company is also testing a new video calling experience for Microsoft Teams using the Chat option in the Windows 11 taskbar. With build 25217, select users will now see their own video preview after clicking on the Chat option. You will see the option to start a video call or text chat (with those using Teams) and share a video call link with others over the viewfinder. This will be followed by a list of people you can text quickly, offering a neat experience for professionals.

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Moreover, the Microsoft Store will now be more mindful of your Game Pass subscription. That means you won’t have to rely on the Xbox app to see if a game is available on Game Pass or not. When browsing games on the Microsoft Store, you will now see a new “Play with Game Pass” button along with the full price. This will make it easier for you to decide whether you need to buy a game or not.

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Windows 11 build 25217 also brings a new cloud-based suggestion feature for Simplified Chinese IME users. There are also several other fixes and improvements in tow, so jump over to the official blog post to check out the rest of the details and known bugs. Also, I’m excited to see what shape the Windows 11 widgets board takes with the next update, thanks to third-party widgets. Are you intrigued about it too? Let us know in the comments below.

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Google Pixel Foldable Rumored to Arrive in Q1 2023

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Google introduced the Pixel 7 flagship series and the much-awaited Pixel Watch at its hardware event last night. The company even doled out more details about the upcoming Pixel Tablet. But the one thing that many wanted to hear about was Google’s foldable smartphone. It has been rumored for a long time, and no official confirmation has come just yet. Now, though Google did not reveal anything at the event, we are hearing murmurs about the Pixel foldable launch timeline again.

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Google Pixel Foldable Release Timeline

Last night, WinFuture’s Roland Quandt tweeted about the Pixel foldable missing in action during the Pixel 7 series launch. To this, DSCC (Display Supply Chain Consultants) analyst Ross Young responded with a Pixel foldable release timeline. Young said that foldable panel shipments to Google will start in January 2023, and the foldable should arrive sometime in Q1 2023.

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Now, this is just speculation, as Google has shared no official statements about its foldable phone ambitions. So we suggest you take this leak with a grain of salt.

As for what we already know about the Pixel foldable, it is likely to be called the Pixel Notepad, as per reports from earlier this year. It will feature a compact design, much like the Oppo Fold N. This information comes from an animation leak from Android 12 builds, which revealed a squarish foldable design as opposed to Samsung’s Z Fold series.

Under the hood, we can expect the Pixel foldable to come with the latest Google Tensor G2 chipset, along with Android 13 (offering tablet-focused optimizations), and upgraded cameras in the same vein as the Pixel 7 series. You can expect to find a 50MP main camera, a 10MP telephoto camera, and an 8MP ultra-wide lens onboard. All other details are still under wraps, except for the rumored $1,400 price tag (if true, it could offer some tough competition to Samsung).

So, are you looking forward to a Pixel foldable from Google? What are your expectations from this phone? Let us know in the comments below.

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Pixel 7 Series Now up for Pre-Order in India; Check out the Prices and Offers!

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Google has finally made the Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro official and as confirmed earlier, both devices will be made available in India too. This is confirmed to happen on October 11. Prior to this, the phones are now available for pre-order in the country. Check out the prices, offers, and more details if you are looking to buy the new Pixel devices for yourself.

You Can Now Pre-Order the Pixel 7 Series in India

The Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro can be pre-ordered in India via Flipkart. The Pixel 7 is priced at Rs 59,999 for the 8GB+128GB model and the Pixel 7 Pro retails at Rs 84,999 for the 12GB+128GB variant. We don’t know if more RAM+Storage configurations will be introduced.

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If you are interested, you can simply head to Flipkart and pre-order the Pixel 7 or the Pixel 7 Pro by making the full payment. You can also choose the EMI option.

As for the offers, if you are going for the Pixel 7, you can get Rs 9,500 off on the use of HDFC Bank credit/debit cards, an additional 10% on HDFC Bank cards, 5% cashback on Flipkart Axis Bank Card, up to Rs 16,900 on the exchange, a Fitbit Inspire 2 at Rs 4,999, and much more. For the Pixel 7 Pro, you can get around Rs 10,750 off on HDFC Bank cards, along with an additional 10% discount, up to Rs 20,650 on the exchange, and more.

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Both devices come with three months of free YouTube Premium and Google One subscriptions too.

Pixel 7 Series: Specs and Features

The Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro come with a recyclable aluminum build and look similar to the Pixel 6 series. They are powered by the new Tensor G2 chipset with performance, machine learning, and more improvements.

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The Pixel 7 gets a 6.3-inch OLED 90Hz display, 50MP dual rear cameras, and a 4,355mAh battery. The Pixel 7 Pro, on the other hand, comes with a bigger 6.7-inch 120Hz LTPO OLED display, 50MP triple rear cameras, and a bigger 5,000mAh battery. Both run Android 13.

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The Pixel 7 comes in Lemongrass, Snow, and Obsidian colors. The Pixel 7 Pro also has Snow and Obsidian colorways, along with the Hazel color.

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