scarcity be damned–
Leaks are declaring huge dives in efficiency for the next-gen Lovelace GPUs.
It has been almost 2 years considering that Nvidia presented its Ampere GPU architecture in the GeForce RTX 3080, and the business is apparently preparing to reveal its replacement. Tom’s Hardware reports, based upon tweets from an usually reputable leaker, that the RTX 4000- series and its Lovelace GPU architecture will start presenting early in Q3 of this year.
It has actually been so hard to purchase Nvidia’s RTX 3000- series GPUs for so long that it feels practically prematurely to be speaking about their replacements, though there was a comparable two-year-ish space in between the very first RTX 2000 GPUs and the RTX 3000 series. The distinction remains in the length of time it took Ampere to drip all the method to the bottom of the lineup. The Turing architecture debuted in September 2018 and had actually made its method to the low-end GeForce GTX 1650 by April 2019; the very first Ampere cards appeared in September 2020 however didn’t pertain to the GeForce RTX 3050 up until January 2022.
Other reports from the very same source recommend that the RTX 4000 GPU might be a huge increase over the top-end RTX 3090 Ti, stepping up from 84 of Nvidia’s streaming multiprocessors (SMs) to someplace in between 126 and 140 SMs. The expected RTX 4090 will feature 24 GB of GDDR6 RAM (the exact same quantity as the RTX 3090 and 3090 Ti) and is stated to approximately double the RTX 3090’s efficiency within the very same 450 W power envelope. Whether any of these efficiency claims hold true remains to be seen– Nvidia’s GPUs do normally provide remarkable efficiency bumps in between generations, however double the efficiency in the very same power envelope would be an anomalously big dive, traditionally speaking.
We likewise do not understand how these GPUs will be priced, how simple they will be to get, and whether Nvidia will continue producing and offering RTX 3000- series cards to satisfy GPU need. The graphics card market is gradually going back to some form of “regular” after years of chip scarcities, a cryptocurrency boom, and scalper-fueled mayhem, all of which increased both the MSRPs and the real street rates of practically every brand-new and secondhand GPU you can purchase.
Nvidia has actually likewise increase the production of older GPUs like the GTX 1050 Ti and 1650 and the RTX 2060 to satisfy need throughout the lack, a practice the business might pick to continue if 4000- series GPUs remain in brief supply.