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Nvidia's Ampere GPUs are reportedly arriving in 1H 2020

Nvidia's finally moving to 7nm

Nvidia's Ampere GPUs are reportedly arriving in 1H 2020

Nvidia's Ampere GPUs are reportedly arriving in 1H 2020

Rumour has it that Nvidia plans to launch its next-generation Ampere series graphics cards in the first half of 2020, at least according to Igor's Lab (via FPS Review), who seem confident on that point.  

While a 1H 2020 release has been reported, relatively little is known about Nvidia's next-generation graphics architecture, aside from the rumours that it will move Nvidia to a 7nm lithography node. 

Our guess is that 7nm Ampere graphics cards will move Nvidia back to its traditional GPU release schedule, where they will start with a high-end (but not top-tier offering) to replace the RTX 2080 Ti with lower pricing and power consumption levels. Think of it like the Maxwell to Pascal shift, where the GTX 1080 replaced the GTX 980 Ti with a smaller lithography node and the promise of more performance per dollar. 

If Nvidia moved back to its traditional GPU release schedule, would start with the release of RTX 3070/RTX 3080 class graphics cards. This would leave space for a Titan series GPU at the top of the range and an RTX 3080 Ti series GPU waiting in the wings to respond to potential high-end competition from Radeon. After the RTX 3070/80 release, Nvidia would then release RTX 3060 and lower-end graphics cards on the new architecture. Typically, the higher-end model waits in the wings to counter planned high-end launches from AMD.  

While most of this article is little more than hearsay, it is hard to argue that Nvidia has little reason to release ultra-high-end Ampere series GPUs on day-1 without sufficient competition from Radeon. After all, a trump card is best played tactically. 

Ampere is expected to bring forward architectural improvements that will boost Nvidia's raytracing performance while using a newer lithography node to increase transistor density and increase the architecture's performance/watt characteristics. This should allow Ampere to deliver higher levels of efficiency than AMD's RDNA/Navi architecture.  

Nvidia's Ampere GPUs are reportedly arriving in 1H 2020  

Nvidia's Ampere series of graphics cards are expected in the first half of 2020, and they are expected to bring Nvidia's performance to new heights while further increasing the efficiency of Geforce graphics cards. At this time, the specifications of Nvidia's Ampere GPUs are unknown, and the architectural improvements of the architecture can only be guessed at. All we know is that Nvidia won't be sitting on its hands in the wake of the next console generation. 

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04-10-2019, 20:05:11

NeverBackDown
Hopefully the reduced power consumption of Nvidias 7nm GPUs means we can finally start getting normal sized cards instead of bigger..Quote

05-10-2019, 03:46:50

Giggyolly
And where the hell are they going to get enough 7nm fabrication capacity to launch a new GPU series?
End of q2 maybe...Quote

05-10-2019, 05:07:34

g0ggles1994
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Hopefully the reduced power consumption of Nvidias 7nm GPUs means we can finally start getting normal sized cards instead of bigger..
Doubt it man. Nvidia's target market don't care for card size or anything like that. All they want is "moar power than AMD and GimpWorks RayTracing" over anything elseQuote

05-10-2019, 05:29:44

tgrech
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Originally Posted by g0ggles1994 View Post
Doubt it man. Nvidia's target market don't care for card size or anything like that. All they want is "moar power than AMD and GimpWorks RayTracing" over anything else
Plus 7nm has a larger physical shrink than they have power reductions, so the surface area(An x^2 value ofc) shrinks faster than the heat output, so these products will likely be harder to cool than easier. Hence why Navi's TDP is low by past gen AMD standards but needs coolers you'd past associate with high TDP cards.Quote

05-10-2019, 05:54:46

AngryGoldfish
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Originally Posted by Giggyolly View Post
And where the hell are they going to get enough 7nm fabrication capacity to launch a new GPU series?
End of q2 maybe...
Maybe they've been stock pilling it. Maybe that's why there is a shortage of 7nm?Quote
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