According to a now-removed report from China Times, NVIDIA is planning to release its first GeForce RTX 3000 GPUs in Q3 2020. The theory is fueled by reports claiming that AIBs have already begun clearing inventory of RTX 2000 cards, which would indicate that next-generation SKUs are right around the corner.
Here’s a copy of the now-deleted article, courtesy of Wccftech:
After NVIDIA confirmed that the delayed GTC 2020 theme speech will be held in mid-May, the graphics card market has heard that as soon as the second quarter of the third quarter, at least three new generations of Ampere architecture GPUs will be introduced, which replace the previous generation RTX 2080 / 2070 high-end graphics card series, the first wave of new products are expected to be listed before the end of the third quarter, until the first quarter of next year, there are new products in the quarter after quarter.
Among the three major manufacturers in Taiwan, Asus, which took the lead in a significant decline, has cut the spot prices of the RTX 2060 and 2080 channels since mid-April to NT $ 10,000 and NT $ 16,000 respectively, followed by GIGABYTE and MSI Also had to revise the selling price.
At present, the high-end graphics card market is still mainly based on the RTX 20 series Super version series, of which the price of the RTX 2070/2080 Super is still more than NT $ 20,000 or more, so the spot price has been reduced to 15,000 yuan price RTX 2080 graphics card The selling price turns to fragrant (more attractive).
Channel operators estimate that the overall graphics card shipments of all three players will decline in April. Under the leading resource price reduction of ASUS, the pace of dismantling old products is also expected to be slightly faster. The ranking of China’s graphics card sales will remain As the top manufacturer in Taiwan, GIGABYTE and MSI are also accelerating both non-Super version of the RTX 20 / GTX 16 series in stock. The goal is to convert the mainstream market to the next generation of the RTX 30 series in the third quarter.
-China Times (Translated by Google Translate)
If this report is accurate, NVIDIA will probably introduce the GeForce RTX 3000 series with an RTX 3080 Ti, RTX 3080, and RTX 3070. Weaker variants (e.g., RTX 3060) would launch later, possibly in the early months of 2021.
Update: Twitter user RetiredEngineer (@chiakokhua) (via Guru3D) had posted the alleged specifications for NVIDIA’s RTX 3080 Ti, RTX 3080, RTX 3070, and RTX 3060 GPUs. Readers should take this information with a grain of salt, but Guru3D points out that this is the same individual who accurately predicted AMD’s chiplet design before it was detailed to the public.