The annual Consumer Electronics Show has returned to Las Vegas for another showcase of the biggest names in technology. CES is home to new breakthroughs in computers, virtual reality, AI, and much more. New reveals are happening over the course of the week and we are endeavoring to keep up with them all, so here are the big announcements across CES 2023.
The NVIDIA Special Address took place on Tuesday, January 3 at 8:00 a.m. PT/11:00 a.m. ET. The presentation can be viewed in full in the embed above. Here are some of the notable new products that were unveiled.
Ada Lovelace GPU and GeForce RTX 40 Series laptops
NVIDIA revealed the new GeForce RTX 40 Series laptops, which will all be powered by the company's Ada Lovelace GPU architecture. This opens the door for AI-powered DLSS 3, full ray tracing, and more through fourth generation Tensor Cores. The Ada Lovelace GPU architecture promises a big boost for users, creators, and developers alike. More information can be found in this Ada Lovelace GPU overview.
The 40 Series laptops will run on the GeForce RTX 4080, 4070, 4060, 4050, and (eventually) 4090 GPUs, promising users triple power efficiency and fourfold performance. In addition to working wonders on resource-intensive games like Cyberpunk 2077, users will notice a difference in proprietary NVIDIA Studio apps like Omniverse.
The first GeForce RTX 4050, 4060, and 4070 laptops will start out at $999 USD and will be available starting on February 22. See the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series laptop announcement for more details.
DLSS 3 and new DLSS-supported games
NVIDIA is gradually expanding its list of titles that support DLSS, which uses AI and GeForce RTX Tensor Cores to buff up frame rates and overall image quality on PC games. DLSS 3 utilizes new technology that increases performance fourfold over native rendering. The list of DLSS 3 supported games is small, but growing. In fact, NVIDIA announced a handful of titles that are about to receive DLSS 3 support, including Marvel's Midnight Suns later this month. Witchfire and Atomic Heart are among the future releases that will launch with DLSS 3 support. Dead Space will not launch with DLSS 3 support, but will be available with DLSS 2 when it arrives on January 27. DLSS 2 support is also available on both Judgment and Lost Judgment from Sega.
Be sure to read up on DLSS 3 and more titles set to receive support, as well as check out some demos from the NVIDIA website.
GeForce NOW and NVIDIA Reflex
GeForce NOW, NVIDIA's cloud gaming service, will look to deliver GeForce RTX 4080 quality performance to those subscribing to the Ultimate membership tier. Ultimate membership previously featured RTX 3080 visuals, but the company announced this exciting new upgrade at CES. NVIDIA is boasting all of the premium features of the RTX 4080, including everything that comes with the Ada Lovelace architecture and NVIDIA Reflex. Expect to see games run at up to 240 fps with up to 4K resolution, as well as support for ultrawide monitors.
GeForce NOW continues to expand, offering support for over 1,500 titles. Of course, top level PC gaming won't come cheap. Ultimate membership is available for $19.99 USD a month or $99.99 for six months. Learn more by reading up on Tuesday's RTX 4080 annoucement.
NVIDIA GeForce NOW's expansion doesn't just include consoles and handhelds. The service is also coming to electric vehicles, as part of a deal with BYD, Hyundai Motor Group, and Polestar. Learn more about GeForce NOW's expansion to vehicles.
NVIDIA Reflex technology has gone a long way to help reduce latency in games, especially in shooters and other competitive games. Over 50 games already support Reflex with support for Party Animals taking the spotlight at CES.
Look for new monitors to feature NVIDIA G-SYNC with Reflex displays. Among the new monitors revealed were the Acer Predator XB273U F and the AOC AGON PRO AG276Q, which will boast high-powered 1440p gaming with ultra-high FPS.
Samsung is scheduled to hold its press conference on Wednesday, January 4 at 2:00 p.m. PT/5:00 p.m. ET. In the meantime, the company has already shown off some exciting products in the realm of technology.
Odyssey Neo G9 and OLED G9
Samsung is diving all the way in to ultrawide monitors. The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 (G95NC) is the first PC monitor of its kind, offering an incredible 7680x2160 resolution and 32:9 aspect ratio. This massive 57" 1000R curved screen utilizes quantum mini LED technology with VESA Display HDR 1000 specification for sharper images and DisplayPort 2.1 support for faster data transfer without distortion.
The Odyssey OLED G9 (G95SC) is slightly smaller, utilizing a 49" 1800R curved display with a 32:9 aspect ratio. The OLED display promises a sharper image with a 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, as well as a 0.1ms response time and 240Hz refresh rate for an optimal gaming experience. It will also utilize both the Samsung Smart Hub and Samsung Gaming Hub for a full entertainment experience.
Samsung's ViewFinity S9 (S90PC) monitor is built more for the creative professional. It offers a 5K 27" screen with a 5120x2880 resolution and features a built-in Color Calibration Engine, allowing for precise colors and brightness. The Samsung Smart Calibration app is included and allows for users to connect with their smartphones. Other devices can be hooked up with USB-C and Thunderbolt 4 connections.
Smart Monitor M8
The Smart Monitor M8 (M80C) is the latest in this entertainment monitor line. It comes in its usual 32" size, as well as a new 27" variety, and both feature 4K resolution. The Smart Monitor M8 can connect with a variety of Samsung devices and apps, making it an all-in-one solution.
Given how much it stores, users can take heart in knowing that the Smart Monitor M8 will come with Samsung Knox Vault integration, which will encrypt personal data and protect any files from malicious attacks.
Hardware manufacturer and lifestyle brand Razer will be present at CES 2023 and will have its latest line of products on display.
Razer Edge price and release date
Razer announced new details on its entry into the handheld market. The Razer Edge, both the Wi-Fi and 5G units, will release on Thursday, January 26. You can learn more from our full Razer Edge news story.
Razer Blade 16 and 18
Razer shared a teaser image of the company's newest gaming laptops. The Razer Blade 16 is the latest 16" laptop, which the company is claiming the Razer Blade 18 will be "Razer's most powerful laptop ever." They were officially revealed on Thursday. Read up on our Razer Blade news story for full details.
Razer Leviathan V2 Pro combines soundbar with head-tracking AI
One of Razer's most intriguing new products is a premium soundbar for PC users. The Razer Leviathan V2 Pro offers 3D audio with a multitude of features. The integrated IR camera detects the user's position and uses that information to send THX Spatial Audio in their direction. It's a strong piece of equipment for gaming and entertainment alike. Check out Razer's Leviathan V2 Pro overview for more.
Razer Kiyo Pro Ultra digs in with bigger sensors
Razer unveiled a new top-of-the-line webcam with the Razer Kiyo Pro Ultra. It features a DSLR-quality camera with an ultra-large aperture lens for strong performance in lowly lit environments. AI integration allows for advanced facial tracking, while automatically adjusting light levels to keep faces illuminated.
The DSLR-quality camera can work with 4K resolution with 30 FPS, as well as 1080p with 60fps and various options in-between. Check out the Razer Kiyo Pro Ultra overview for more information, including some helpful privacy shutters.
Project Carol brings speakers to your headrest
Razer has a new concept product, one that acts as somewhat of a replacement headrest for the average gaming chair. In addition to offering a comfortable headrest, it includes a pair of detached speakers on each side. This gives users 7.1 surround sound alongside their relaxing headrest. The speakers will run for eight hours before needing a recharge.
Project Carol will fit all gaming chairs, Razer's line of chairs primarily among them. There's no word on when it will release, but you can take a first look at Project Carol from the Razer website.
Project Leonardo: Sony's first accessibility controller
During Sony's press conference on January 4, the team at Sony Interactive Entertainment unveiled Project Leonardo, the working-title of the company's first accessibility controller. Designed for use with the PlayStation 5, this device features customizable buttons through multiple components, an adjustable analogue stick, four inputs for third-party accessories, as well as support through the console’s button mapping. The team is still developing the device and is receiving feedback from the community.
PS VR2 gets Gran Turismo 7 at launch, Beat Saber arriving after
The PS VR2 is arriving next month and with it comes support for Gran Turismo 7. Players will be able to download the free update to experience the racing simulator in an entirely new way. Sony also revealed that the epitome of VR games, Beat Saber, is officially coming to the platform at some point in the future.
PlayStation 5 hits 30 million units sold
Outside of exciting new product announcements, Sony also took a moment to celebrate that it has sold 30 million PlayStation 5 consoles. CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment Jim Ryan noted that December was the biggest month in sales and that those still looking for a console should now have an easier time finding one.
Afeela is Sony Honda Mobility’s first EV
It wasn’t just video games during Sony’s press conference as the company took the opportunity to talk about its upcoming electric vehicle. Called Afeela, this EV is the work of a collaborative effort between Sony and Honda as part of its Sony Honda Mobility division. Epic Games and Qualcomm have also been working with Sony and Honda on the vehicle which utilizes 45 cameras and sensors inside and outside the car to ensure greater safety.
Hyper had a presence at CES 2023 that included a line-up of some of its products. The company showed of its HyperPack Pro, a backpack that features Apple Find My-device module, 22 litre storage, and passthrough holes for cables. The company also revealed its Sustainable Dual Monitor Universal Travel Dock (seen above), a USB4 8 port docking station, and a concept for its MacBook wireless charging dock.
At CES, TP-Link showed off its BE 19000 Tri-Band router. Designed for gaming, the router can achieve a staggering 19Gbps over Wi-Fi. It's got ports for USB 2,0 and USB 3.0, as well as a striking physical design with multicolor functionality. The company also showed off the DECO BE95, a quad-band whole-home mesh system designed to improve internet speeds across the board.
LG had a packed presentation at CES 2023 covering many areas of technology both known and emerging. The show touched on the LG ThinQ smart platform that connects your home and continues to update and improve your appliances.
LG also unveiled a host of impressive screens at CES 2023. Its Signature M television is a 93-inch 4K 120Hz TV that transmits its video and audio wirelessly through the connect box. All the components are inside the box, meaning the physical screen has no messy cables hanging from it.
Then there’s the LG OLED T. This is a “transparent” screen that will display whatever is behind it on the screen. Basically, if your TV is currently blocking your view, this new technology could be your answer to seeing out a window without moving your TV around. When you do want to use the screen to watch something, the transparent effect ends. It was also announced that LG TVs will also support NVIDIA GeForce Now at 4K resolutions.
On the PC side, viewers also got a look at the LG UltraGear OLED monitor. This monitor boasts a 240Hz refresh rate and a 0.03 ms response time all within the immersive 800R curvature screen. For those that are trying to get the lowest response time possible, this could be your best option.
These are the noteworthy announcements to come out of CES 2023. Keep it here on Shacknews for the latest updates from this year's show.