she has Almost two years Since Nvidia introduced the Ampere GPU in the GeForce RTX 3080, the company is reportedly preparing to announce its replacement. Tom’s devices ReportsBased on Tweets from a usually trusted leakerThe RTX 4000 series and its Lovelace GPU architecture will begin rolling out as early as the third quarter of this year.
It’s been so hard to buy from Nvidia’s RTX 3000 GPUs for so long that it’s too early to talk about their alternatives, despite a similar two-year gap between the first. RTX 2000 GPUs and the RTX 3000 series. The difference is how long it took Ampere to get to the bottom of the lineup. Turing architecture First appeared in September 2018 And it made its way to the low-end GeForce GTX 1650 by April 2019; The first Ampere cards appeared in September 2020 but did not reach GeForce RTX 3050 Until January 2022.
Other reports From the same source notes that the RTX 4000 GPU could be a big boost over the high-end RTX 3090 Ti, rising from 84 Nvidia’s multi-streaming processors (SMs) to between 126 and 140 SMs. The supposed RTX 4090 will come with 24GB of GDDR6 RAM (the same amount as the RTX 3090 and 3090 Ti) and is said to roughly double the performance of the RTX 3090 in the same 450W power envelope. It remains to be seen if any of these performance claims are true – Nvidia’s GPUs typically deliver amazing performance bumps between generations, but doubling performance in the same power envelope would be an unusually large leap, historically speaking.
We also don’t know how these GPUs will be priced, how easy they are to get, and whether Nvidia will continue to manufacture and sell RTX 3000 series cards to meet GPU demand. The graphics card market is slowly returning to some semblance of “normal” After years of chip shortages, a cryptocurrency boom, and speculative-fueled chaos, it has all driven up both MSRP and actual street prices for nearly every new and used GPU you can buy.
Nvidia has also boosted the production of older GPUs such as GTX 1050 Ti And 1650 and the RTX 2060 To meet demand during shortages, a practice the company could choose to continue if there is a shortage of 4000-series GPUs.