Nvidia has confirmed that it’ll be taking to the stage at CES 2022 later today, with the company teasing big announcements in the worlds of design, simulation, autonomous machines and gaming, and it’ll likely include the reveal of new RTX 30 Series graphics cards too.
It’s set to be an exciting event for keen gamers, but when does it take place and how can you watch it live? We cover all there is to know about Nvidia’s CES 2022 keynote right here.
When does the Nvidia CES 2022 keynote begin?
Nvidia’s CES 2022 keynote is set to begin today, 4 January, at 8am PT, or 4pm GMT for those tuning in from the UK.
How to watch the Nvidia CES 2022 live stream
As with most modern keynotes, you’ll be able to watch Nvidia’s latest announcements from the comfort of your own home. Nvidia has confirmed that you’ll be able to watch the keynote via its official site, but it's also available on the company’s YouTube channel too.
We’ve embedded the YouTube stream at the top of this page, so simply bookmark this page and head back later today to see what Nvidia has in store for 2022.
What to expect from Nvidia at CES 2022
With several big announcements teased, Nvidia’s CES 2022 keynote is set to be an exciting one.
Nvidia RTX 3090 Ti
One of the biggest announcements during Nvidia’s CES 2022 keynote could be the reveal of the company’s beefiest (and likely the most expensive) GPU yet – the RTX 3090 Ti.
While official specs are yet to be confirmed, reports suggest that the upgraded RTX 3090 Ti could have the same 24GB of GDDR6X RAM with a boosted memory bandwidth of 21Gbps, up from the 19.5Gbps bandwidth of the standard RTX 3090, alongside an improved 10,752 CUDA cores, 84 RT cores and 336 Tensor cores.
The catch? All that extra oomph needs more power to run, with a rumoured 450W power consumption – a full 100W more than the RTX 3090’s 350W.
No leaked benchmarks have appeared online just yet, but if the specs are true, the GPU will likely be among the most capable consumer-ready GPUs available in 2022.
Refreshed 30-Series graphics cards
If you’ve been one of the vast majority of gamers that haven’t been able to get your hands on an RTX 30 Series GPU in 2021, you might be in luck, because rumours suggest they’re about to get even more powerful.
Rumours suggest that the RTX 3080, RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3060 desktop graphics cards could get a performance boost in 2022. Whispers currently suggest a modest increase from 10- to 12GB on the RTX 3080, while the RTX 3060 gets a more noticeable boost from 8GB to 12GB. It’s the RTX 3070 Ti that’ll see the most significant gains though, boasting an alleged 100% increase from 8GB to 16GB.
Much like with the RTX 3090 Ti, there’s no word on just how much of a boost to performance we’ll see from the updated 30 Series GPUs, but based on what we do know, it certainly looks promising.
New RTX 30-Series laptop GPUs
Last, but by no means least, Nvidia is rumoured to announce upgraded laptop-focused 30 Series GPUs.
Current rumours suggest that the RTX 3080 Ti mobile GPU for laptops could sport as much as 16GB of GDDR6 memory, although not much more is currently known. There are also suggestions that it could appear alongside the RTX 3070 Ti mobile GPU, but details are very light right now.
We’ll update this article with new details as soon as we get them, so check back frequently for the latest rumours on Nvidia’s CES 2022 plans.