Nvidia is on the point of announce its next-gen GPU structure, codenamed Lovelace. Ampere is the present GPU structure that powers Nvidia’s RTX 30-series GPUs, after Turing debuted with the first RTX cards in 2018. Nvidia is now expected to detail its Lovelace GPU structure at GTC 2022 in September, with CEO Jensen Huang hinting at an announce in the course of the firm’s latest earnings name.
“We’ll get through this over the next few months and go into next year with our new architecture,” mentioned Huang, whereas discussing a slowdown in gaming GPU demand. “I look forward to telling you more about it at GTC next month.”
A brand new GPU structure announce doesn’t imply we’ll see RTX 40-series GPUs instantly, although. Nvidia first unveiled its Ampere architecture for information facilities, earlier than launching its RTX 30-series playing cards for shoppers months later. There’s all the time a slight delay between an structure announce and client GPU launch. With the RTX 20-series that was only a week, so it doesn’t essentially imply we’ll be ready months.
Either approach, rumors proceed to recommend Nvidia is engaged on RTX 4080 and RTX 4090 GPUs. The monster RTX 4090 was originally rumored as a July release, and it might provide an enormous efficiency enhance over current RTX 3090 and even RTX 3090 Ti cards. Huang additionally hinted that current-gen RTX 30-series GPUs will dwell alongside next-gen ones.
The purpose RTX 30-series and 40-series will seemingly co-exist is as a result of Nvidia has built too many GPUs. It’s at present being compelled to regulate retail pricing attributable to extra stock, and we’ve seen RTX 30-series playing cards appearing at MSRP recently, following years of costs being hiked 2-3x by resellers. The crypto crash has affected GPU demand, and the surplus stock makes it tougher to foretell when Nvidia is more likely to truly put its RTX 40-series playing cards on cabinets.
Nvidia’s GTC 2022 convention will run September nineteenth to twenty second, with Jensen Huang’s keynote set for September 20th at 8AM PT / 11AM ET. “I look forward to next month’s GTC conference, where we will share new advances of RTX reinventing 3D graphics in gaming, AI’s continuing breakthroughs, and building the metaverse, the next evolution of the Internet,” says Huang.