Nvidia has published a mysterious post on Twitter teasing an “Ultimate Countdown” to something big. The tweet was posted by Nvidia’s GeForce handle (@NVIDIAGeForce), which confirms it is related to the consumer graphics card segment. It includes an 8-second video of a supernova exploding, which signifies that Nvidia is teasing something significant (probably upcoming Ampere graphics cards). The company has also confirmed a special GeForce event for Sept 1, 2020.
Nvidia updated the header photo as well on its Nvidia GeForce account. It contains an exploding supernova with the hashtag “#ULTIMATECOUNTDOWN”, followed by the words “21 Days, 21 Years”.
Nvidia has also added a countdown timer to its website and announced a GeForce Event for Sept 1, 2020. The event will probably be a per-recorded one and likely announce Nvidia GeForce Ampere graphics cards.
NVIDIA will broadcast a GeForce Special Event, featuring an address by founder and CEO Jensen Huang, on Sept. 1, at 9 a.m. Pacific time.
During the event, Huang will highlight the company’s latest innovations in gaming and graphics. Tune in at https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/special-event/.
The Significance of Nvidia’s 21 Days, 21 Years
The “21 Years” refers to the introduction of Nvidia’s GeForce branding for the first time on August 31, 1999. It will be twenty-one years old in exactly three weeks. The “21 Days” probably refers to the countdown for the reveal, which is going to fall on September 1, the anniversary of the GeForce brand. It will be exactly in twenty-one days since the tweet was posted on August 10. Therefore, we can expect some sort of reveal or maybe another teaser from Nvidia on September 1. It is likely going to be a reveal for Nvidia’s next-generation Ampere graphics cards.
Nvidia has chosen a fitting date for revealing their upcoming graphics cards. It lines up with the recent information from Steve Burke at Gamers Nexus, who reiterated that the graphics cards were probably expected on September 9.
Speculative information regarding the upcoming Nvidia graphics cards has set the rumor mill buzzing in recent weeks. We at PC Pepper avoid rumors and only cover products after their release. However, we can expect Nvidia to move to a newer node and offer a significant performance jump over its existing RTX 2000 Series. It seems like the company is teasing an “Ultimate” product lineup.