NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 ‘Next-Gen Gaming’ Graphics Cards Featuring Ada Lovelace GPUs Rumored For Early Q3 Launch


NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards based on the next-generation Ada Lovelace GPU architecture may launch much earlier than anticipated.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series Graphics Cards With Ada Lovelace GPUs Launching In Early Q3 For Gamers, Alleges Rumor

The latest rumor regarding the launch happening in Early Q3 2022 comes once again from leaker, Kopite7kimi. While we had previously heard about a Q3 2022 launch and September being a likely launch timeframe for next-gen cards, it looks like that may change and the launch could take place between July and August 2022.

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NVIDIA is so far finished with its desktop graphics cards within the Ampere GeForce RTX 30 series lineup. The last and most recent entry was the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti which brings the refresh to a close and we can now move forward to the next generation of gaming graphics cards. As for when the launch might take place, it looks like NVIDIA will host its own event since Gamescom 2022 is at the end of August and the rumor states early Q3. Also, It is very likely that we will not hear about any next-generation gaming products at Computex 2022 from NVIDIA. The reason is that NVIDIA has a huge marketing campaign planned for the post-unveil which includes teasers and clues, etc.

The graphics giant won't want to miss on the opportunity of building up hype by talking about the next-generation cards at Computex which is just a few weeks away. With that said, what we've seen so far in terms of leaks seems to point out that Ampere is shaping up to be a huge deal and can be as significant as the jump from Maxwell to Pascal. The GPU, the graphics card specs, and the power figures, all look insane now it's up to NVIDIA to price them right. But given that they are going to use the bleeding TSMC 4N process node, it is unlikely that we will get prices better than this gen.

There are also reports that the other team, AMD, has also made some changes to its RDNA 3 Navi 3X launch schedule. The previous aiming for a Q4 2022 launch for Navi 33 and 1H 2023 for the chiplet variants, it looks like the recent design changes may allow AMD to start production on the chips much earlier which could also be one reason why NVIDIA has moved its lineup ahead to Q3. Anyways, it looks like next-generation NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards are coming to us soon and we can't wait to see them in action!

NVIDIA Ada Lovelace & Ampere GPU Comparison

Ada Lovelace GPUSMsCUDA CoresGraphics Card SeriesMemory BusAmpere GPUSMsCUDA CoresTop SKUMemory BusSM Increase (% Over Ampere)
AD10214418432RTX 4090?384-bitGA1028410752RTX 3090 Ti384-bit+71%
AD1038410752RTX 4080?256-bitGA103S607680RTX 3080 Ti256-bit+40%
AD104607680RTX 4070?192-bitGA104486144RTX 3070 Ti256-bit+25%
AD106364608RTX 4060?128-bitGA106303840RTX 3060192-bit+20%
AD107243072RTX 4050?128-bitGA107202560RTX 3050128-bit+20%
Which next-generation GPUs are you looking forward to the most?

Products mentioned in this post

GeForce RTX 3090
GeForce RTX 3090
USD 1549.99
RTX 3090
RTX 3090
USD 1639

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