NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series Reportedly Launching Early Q3 2022

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NVIDIA will be launching its first GeForce RTX 40 Series graphics cards in the early third quarter of this year, according to new rumors shared by recurring leaker kopite7kimi, who prefaced a tweet today suggesting that green team’s new Lovelace-based GPUs are expected to surface earlier than what enthusiasts might have expected. The implication is that the GeForce RTX 4090 and other higher-tiered models could debut as early as July or August, a time frame that isn’t exactly consistent but neither unwelcome nor very far off from NVIDIA’s traditional cadence for next-generation graphics cards releases. Green team released its GeForce RTX 30 Series and GeForce RTX 20 Series in September 2020 and September 2018, respectively. The flagship GeForce RTX 40 Series model, the GeForce RTX 4090, has been rumored to feature a TDP of up to 600 watts, something that may prompt a PSU upgrade for many users. Kopite7kimi has also shared some block diagrams and charts that tease how powerful the GeForce RTX 40 Series might be in comparison to older generations.

Twitterer Kopite7kimi shows some internals of the AD102 chip from nVidia’s “Ada” generation – partly based on known leaks, but partly also based on the twitterer’s assumptions. This means that one cannot yet assume this data with certainty, even if all of this appears to be quite plausible. Also included is the one that has just been presented. Change in the number of units per shader cluster (SM): In addition to the 128 FP32 units as in Gaming-Ampere, there are also 64 dedicated INT32 units – with which the FP32 units in “Ada” then have their floating point – Able to devote to tasks. In order for this unit increase to ensure more throughput and thus more computing power in practice, the Twitterer assumes that the control and administration logic will be significantly increased.

Source: kopite7kimi (via 3DCenter.org)

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