Software release notes hint at incoming RTX 40-series GPU lineup
While PC gaming enthusiasts have likely heard various rumors and reports about NVIDIA’s RTX 40-series GPUs for some time now, the “hard” evidence is piling up as leaks and third-party release notes begin to paint a more complete picture of the situation.
Specifically, HWiNFO, a Windows-compatible hardware analysis and monitoring software solution, recently released a set of build notes containing references to new NVIDIA GPUs (via Tom’s gear). And not just any new GPUs. Apparently, the codenames referenced in the HWiNFO build notes match the names leaked as part of the NVIDIA $Lapsus hack.
New information from HWiNFO’s notes implies that there will be five Lovelace-based RTX 40-series GPUs to begin with (GPUs starting with “AD”), ranging from a budget RTX 4050 to a not-at-all-budget-friendly RTX 4090. Although, as we’ve seen with the current PC gaming scene, even supposed “budget” cards cost more than the MSRP of what the top end ones are supposed to be priced for, so how do the Actual costs of the Series 40 Panoramic is anyone’s guess at this point.
At the very least, we now have an educated estimate of the size of the upcoming 40-series first lineup. Couple that with the rumored late 2022 release window, and it might be time to start saving some pennies. for the next wave of the best graphics cards.