Nvidia is making a mysterious announcement for August 31st. The graphics card maker is hinting at a potential event on Twitter today, with a post simply saying “#Ultimdown”, with according to a video about an impending supernova star. Nvidia also updated its GeForce Twitter account header image with another trailer that mentions the “21 days. 21 years. “
The supernova tease made it clear that whatever Nvidia was planning to announce, that would be big news and likely to arrive in 21 days. Nvidia’s teaser comes just days after rumors suggest the company may be planning to launch a new Ampere graphics card on September 9. Nvidia is said to be rolling out RTX 3000 Series cards and yes Probably the successor to the GeForce RTX 3080 for the RTX 2080.
Wccftech Also speculating that the 21-year countdown may be related to the original GeForce 256 GPU. It’s been nearly 21 years since the GeForce 256 launched in 1999, and Wccftech Note that if you multiply 256 by 21, you get 5,376, which is the number of cores that have leaked recently.
Nvidia revealed the Ampere GPU architecture in May, but the first graphics cards are built for scientific computing, cloud graphics, and data analysis. We don’t yet know exactly what the Ampere GPU will bring to traditional PC gaming, but we may be about to find out later in the month.