Nvidia GeForce RTX 40 series: It’s been over two years since Nvidia’s Ampere range of graphics cards debuted, and it’s past time for them to refresh the lineup with a brand-new generation of cards that promises to shake up the GPU industry. The cards are designed to break through present performance boundaries and provide much faster graphics cards.
These GPUs, codenamed Ada Lovelace, will be based on TSMC’s 5nm process, rather than the Samsung 8nm process used in their Ampere family of graphics cards. Nvidia had previously secured $10 billion USD in 5nm wafers to avoid a shortage of cards at launch.
RTX 40 series rumored specifications
These latest specifications are based on Kopite7Kimi’s current estimates of what we can expect from the RTX 40-series. Because these are not certified specifications, take them with a grain of salt.
One of our main worries with these cards is the high power drain they claim to have, with the RTX 4090 topping out at 450W total board power. As long as you have a power supply, that can keep up with these demands, this will most certainly necessitate extensive thermal cooling on the design of the cards in order to dissipate the hit.
It appears that the stack’s overall performance will improve significantly. Right now, the RTX 4070 appears to be roughly as fast as the current RTX 3090 Ti, implying that regardless of GPU you have, moving to the RTX 40 series would likely benefit you.
RTX 40 series rumored release date
According to the most recent Moore’s Law is Dead leaks. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 40 series will be available in October. However, this is a little later than Nivida had expected. As we heard at the beginning of the year that the cards could be available as early as July.
However, we continue to believe that the RTX 4090 will be the only card releasing in October. The RTX 4080 and RTX 4070 are expected to be released in 2023. Some anticipate that those cards will be published in the last few months of 2022.
Regardless, according to a recent source, suppliers are starting to receive shipments of RTX 40 series graphics cards, so things are moving ahead nicely. Though you may still have to wait a little while for the graphics card of your choice to launch.
RTX 40 series estimated price
The pricing of the RTX 40 is still up in the air, but we have a solid estimate of what the cards might cost based on past generations, as well as some adjustments for inflation and component cost increases over the last several years.
We currently expect that the RTX 4080 will be slightly more expensive due to its use of a higher-end processor. When compared to its predecessors from the previous generation. Because of the global economy, you should expect rising prices all around. This is conjecture based on our best guesses, so don’t accept it as gospel.