NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series Graphics Cards have arrived at Best Buy for Canadians. Just over two years ago, NVIDIA launched its RTX 30 series graphics cards. Powered by Ampere—the company’s second-generation RTX architecture—these new graphics cards were a big deal. They brought technology like real-time ray tracing into the mainstream. Now it’s time to upgrade to the all-new, GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards, powered by NVIDIA’s new Ada Lovelace architecture. In October the RTX 4090 arrived and as of November 16th, Best Buy will have a selection of RTX 4080 graphics cards.

Customers can order online for home delivery. This article will help you learn about these new graphics cards, and explain the process to purchase one for yourself. Selection and quantities will vary. Also, household limits may be added for some products, depending on changes in demand and stock levels.

New GeForce RTX 40 Series cards available at Best Buy

NVIDIA made the uber-powerful RTX 4090 available at Best Buy on October 12, 2022. Check out these specs: 16,384 CUDA Cores, 1,321 Tensor-TFLOPs, 191 RT-TFLOPs, and 83 Shader-TFLOPs of power, with 24GB of G6X VRAM. NVIDIA says the new GeForce RTX 4090 runs up to twice as fast as the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti. That’s not just gaming performance, but also 3D rendering and video editing.

On November 16th, Best Buy will begin offering the RTX 4080 cards as well. Take your gaming to a new level with the 9728 CUDA cores and 16GB of GDDR6X memory. As part of the RTX 40 series of cards you’ll enjoy unprecedented stability and speed.

New graphics cards feature Ada Lovelace architecture

NVIDIA is launching the third generation of its RTX architecture, building on 2020’s Ampere. This version is called Ada Lovelace, a nod to the 19th century mathematician who has been widely recognized as a computing pioneer and the first computer programmer.

This new architecture (which is built using a 4nm process) features third generation Ray Tracing cores and fourth generation Tensor cores. Ray tracing is extremely taxing to GPUs with the rendering requiring tracking millions of rays striking different materials from different angles. NVIDIA’s new Shader Execution Reordering (SER) makes these workloads more efficient, with up to twice the performance of the previous generation. This translates into in-game frame rates that are up to 25% faster.

Ada’s Tensor Cores gain new hardware accelerators called Opacity Micro-Map Engines and Micro-Mesh Engines for additional performance gains. A new Optical Flow Accelerator works to feed pixel motion data into the DLSS neural network (read more about DLSS here). NVIDIA says this generates new frames on the GPU so performance is accelerated even in scenarios where the computer’s CPU is a bottleneck.

Existing RTX features get better than ever with the Ada architecture driving the RTX 40 series. The RTX 30 series’ DLSS 2 boosted frame rates by up to 2X, but the RTX 40 series’ DLSS 3 can boost frame rates by up to 4X (while improving latency by up to 2X with NVIDIA Reflex technology). Even better, Ada’s architecture delivers these big performance gains while holding the line on power consumption.

Since their launch, the GeForce RTX 30 Series has been the most sought-after PC component we have seen, resulting in stock shortages around the world. The demand for the new RTX 40 series is expected to be similarly high. Bottom line: gamers and content creators are going to want the GeForce RTX 40 Series.

How can you obtain an Nvidia Graphics card

RTX 4090 cards have been available since October 12th. The new RTX 4080 cards will be available at Best Buy from November 16th at 6 am (Pacific). Best Buy and NVIDIA are hoping to make these cards available to more Canadian gamers who are ready to upgrade their gaming performance. Selection will vary and will change rapidly. Here are some tips to help you find the right card for your needs.

  1. Find the graphics card online at Best Buy that you would like to purchase, then check to see if any stock is still available.
  2. Place your order online for free home delivery.

Please be aware household limits may be added for certain RTX 40 Series graphics cards as demand and stock levels change. Selection and quantities will likely change over time and we provide no assurances about any particular make or model being available.

Where and when to find GeForce RTX 40 Series graphics cards 

At stated above, GeForce RTX 40 Series graphics cards will be available on the Best Buy Canada website to purchase. We expect demand for Nvidia graphics cards to remain high as we saw for the RTX 30 series over the past two years. Return to bestbuy.ca often as stock levels will change often and you don’t want to miss out on your chance to obtain one of these amazing new PC components.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Hi,
    Is the RTX 4090 online only or available in-store as well?
    Will I be able to buy this in Quebec? Last time with the 3000 series, Best Buy didn’t ship to Quebec for some reason…

  2. Hi my name is Doreen and I’m not sure if this is the right place to write my comment so here goes. I recently went to Best Buy in Trois Rivieres Québec and was directed to a young man for advice regarding a smart 32 in tv and a fire stick which I did purchase after having received all the info I needed and I must say this young man was so nice, patient and quite qualified which helped me enormously making my decision much easier in order to buy the right product. I told him I appreciated his expertise and especially his patience, his name is David P. T-106 which is a code on my slip. I just thought it was worth mentioning this because he was so nice and gave me a lot of information. Thank you!!

    • Hi Doreen, thank you so much for letting us know of your positive customer experience at Best Buy! We’ve sent your comment to our customer service team, and they will make sure to communicate your appreciation.

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