NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4000: Coming no earlier than 1 year from now – There is waiting for the next generation of NVIDIA video cards from the GeForce RTX family, which will take the place of the GeForce RTX 3000 range currently on the market; from the latest rumors that have appeared online, it will still be necessary to wait a long time, as the launch of these new solutions should take place around the middle of next year.
Let’s talk about the proposals that should take the name, for historical continuity, of GeForce RTX 4000; they will be based on the next generation NVIDIA architecture, known by the code name of Ada Lovelace. The most recent rumors about these solutions come from twitter, specifically from this tweet by Greymon 55: the tape-out of chip AD102, a name that should indicate the top-of-the-range proposal of the new NVIDIA GPU family, expected between the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022.
NV’s graphics card generally from the tape-out to the market is less than a year, so AD102 is likely to tape-out in 2022, the earliest may be at the end of this year.
Greymon55 (@greymon55) August 14, 2021
These timing, if all goes well, will correspond to the entry into full production of this GPU during the middle of 2022 with a commercial launch which should take place no earlier than the third quarter of next year.
These timelines shouldn’t come as a surprise in light of the recent history of NVIDIA, which with the latest GPU families has in fact always operated with one two years between the debut of a new architecture and that of the next generation. Thinking that the Turing cards of the GeForce RTX 3000 family were introduced in September 2020, about 24 months after the launch of the previous generation GeForce RTX 2000 proposals, it is easy to deduce that the Ada Lovelace cards will be made available in no less than 12 months from today .
GeForce RTX 4000 cards will compete directly with the next generation of AMD cards from the Radeon family, belonging to the 7000 range and based on architecture Navi 3. For these new GPUs, the use of 5-nanometer production technology is foreseen, with construction by the Taiwanese TSMC in place of the Samsung 8-nanometer process adopted by the GeForce RTX 3000 family GPUs currently available on the market.