Answer: It is too early to tell when the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4000 series cards will release and what it will bring.
But, it is known that it is in development and it is anticipated to release in 2022.
Of course, this article will be updated if there are any changes in the future. Until then, the RTX 3000 series are more than enough to provide you with a great gaming experience. If you can get your hands on one, that is.
The last GPU lineup of NVIDIA was released back in Q4 of 2020, the RTX 3000 series. The performance jump from the previous generation of GPUs, the RTX 2000 series to this new Ampere architecture was quite welcome. The 3070 and 3080 were almost over 30% faster than their predecessors while also coming at a cheaper price. A win-win situation for all consumers.
However, it is still quite hard to justify an upgrade from RTX 2070 to RTX 3070. For many, this can be seen as a waste of money. On account of that, all of those people are probably waiting for the next big thing coming from NVIDIA (maybe even AMD). And the next big thing is the RTX 4000 Series.
If you are interested in what the next generation of NVIDIA’s graphic cards will bring, here is the information you are looking for.
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Currently, there is no official information about the release date of the next GPU lineup. It is probably still too early even for the company itself to know when the next big release is going to come. So, what do we do know?
Well, it is known or at least assumed that there is something in the works. Taking this company’s history into consideration, the RTX 4000 series is most definitely in development.
However, it is also quite clear that there will not be any releases of that architecture in 2021. It is still too early, especially after the leaks that there will be a 3070Ti (or super), 3080Ti, and maybe even a 3090Ti. These new SKUs will launch throughout 2021. In other words, NVIDIA already has its hands full.
With the information available, 2022 sounds like a good contender for a new GPU lineup release. Keep in mind, it could be late 2022.
As mentioned previously, no official info is available for the RTX 4000 series, but there have been some rumors and leaks. All that is known right now is that the codename for the architecture might be Ada Lovelace.
The Ada Lovelace microarchitecture will be on a 5nm fabrication process which is a pretty big leap from the 8 nm Ampere (Samsung) chips. A smaller microarchitecture can mean two things. Delivering a lot more performance while using a lot less power.
With a 5nm microarchitecture, Nvidia could increase the size of the chip while also considerably increasing the number of transistors. But, the question is whether TSMC or Samsung will be able to deliver their 5nm fabrication process on time.
Leaks are suggesting an increase of more than 7500 CUDA cores over the GA102 (3090, 3080) chip. Almost double GPC – Graphics Processing Clusters, from 7 to 12 and 30 more TPC – Texture Processing Clusters. For those uninitiated, this is a huge bump in specifications, considering that the Ampere chip has an increase of just 1 GPC over the Turing 102 chip.
With all of these numbers in mind, it is speculated that the chip could deliver more than 65 TeraFLOPS which is again, double than what the best from Ampere can deliver.
With a lack of extra official information from Nvidia, it is impossible to guess what the pricing will look like. However, considering that AMD is right behind them with GPU performance and sometimes even ahead, Nvidia will most probably stick with the same pricing as Ampere.
Around 330$ for the 4060, $500 for the 4070, $700 for the 4080 and we’ll see about the 4090 or Titan.
Scalping & Price Increases
If you have been on the lookout for a new graphics card for your system, you’ve probably been disappointed several times. GPUs that should cost $500 can be found on retail stores such as Amazon or Newegg for more than $1000. The $700 RTX 3080 is continuously being sold for $1500 on second-hand markets by scalpers.
This is unacceptable, but unfortunately, it seems nothing can be done against these price increases. Right now, you might be wondering: Will this kind of scalping affect the RTX 4000 series?
This is a great question and quite concerning one too. But, once the situation with COVID-19 improves, it is expected that a lot of companies in the PC industry will return to work at 100%. In other words, TSMC, Samsung, NVIDIA, AMD, Intel, and others will finally be able to deliver a supply that will satisfy the demand.
We will keep you updated if there is any information released about the future NVIDIA GPU lineup.