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Nvidia teases "spectacular surprises" at Gamescom pre-show party

Nvidia teases

The event takes place just a day before Gamescom so a good time for the media to get their hands on the hardware.

Obviously we're hoping for a nice new graphics card reveal, with an announcement about the next generation of GeForce GPUs rounding the night off, but Nvidia is also promising that "the event will be loaded with new, exclusive, hands-on demos of the hottest upcoming games, stage presentations from the world's biggest game developers".

"There's limited space, so make sure you arrive early". That's where we'll hear about the new graphics cards, in what Nvidia is describing as a "GeForce Gaming Celebration". Don't worry, it will be livestreamed.

Any guesses for the "spectacular surprise" though?

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KitGuru Says: I would like to think that we will see new graphics cards at this event, but nothing is 100% certain yet.

The e-mail was sent by NVIDIA AIC to a retailer not only confirming the next-gen GTX 11 series GPUs but also confirming the release dates for them. The Nvidia GTX 1180 is going to cost $699 to $749, the Nvidia GTX 1170 is going to be priced at $599, and the GTX 1160 is expected to be priced at $499. According to Nvidia, the event "will be filled with awesome new PC games running on the latest GeForce hardware" along with "some spectacular surprises".

It's been more than two years since Nvidia launched its dominant GeForce GTX 10-series graphics cards, and that feels like an eternity in the world of technology.

As the long wait for the next generation of graphics cards continues, Nvidia has scheduled an event at Gamescom 2018. First-come, first-served, Nvidia warns.


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