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NVIDIA has begun teasing a new “Ultimate Countdown” event on its official Twitter account, which, according to a banner, will occur 21 days from now (August 31). While the promotional material posted so far is unsurprisingly cryptic, we’re assuming that this is the date when CEO Jensen Huang will officially announce his company’s lineup of Ampere-based RTX 30 Series graphics cards.

The banner also includes the phrase “21 Years,” which seems to suggest that the launch will serve as some sort of anniversary event (NVIDIA launched its first GPU, the GeForce 256, on August 31, 1999). Here’s a crazy thought: what if the rumored RTX 3090 is actually a special, super-powered Anniversary edition, akin to AMD’s Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary variant? NVIDIA’s “Look back before looking forward” tagline certainly lends credence to all of this celebratory stuff.

You can check out the teaser for NVIDIA’s Ultimate Countdown event below, which comprises a star going supernova. Actually, that’s probably your wallet blowing up after Jensen announces the prices.

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    1. Price of $1999.99 MSRP is more like it with the cards going for $4000 from the scalpers.
  1. JUST GIVE ME MY NEW CARD **** IT!!!

    I’ve been ready to upgrade from my launch 1080 for like a year now… The wait is killing me.

  2. Turns out the event is actually on September 1, and "will highlight the company’s latest innovations in gaming and graphics." Looks like we have a happening on our hands. Seems to fall in line with predictions I’ve been making since end of last year.

    https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/special-event/

    TweakTown confirmed with sources that two AIB manufacturers will have new cards shipping next month.

    https://www.tweaktown.com/news/7439…-launch-alongside-founders-edition/index.html

  3. Anyone here kind of hoping that Nvidia isn’t brain dead and releases a card that is priced more reasonably for our current covid pandemic market?
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