It is no longer a surprise that Nvidia is working on its next generation of GPUs, the RTX 40 Series. And speculations have begun to circulate that the Ada Lovelace GPU architecture-based RTX 40 series will offer the performance boost that we saw in the 9-series Maxwell to 10-series Pascal GPUs.
Nvidia RTX 40 Series Rumors Roundups:
Performance leap in Pascal GPUs
The Nvidia GeForce GTX 10 series is one of the most successful lines of graphics cards in the brand’s history. Based on Pascal micro-architecture, it brought huge improvements in performance, efficiency, and overall value in comparison with the Maxwell-based GeForce 9 series.
Even today, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is regarded as the best ‘Ti’ card ever made. Team Green, on the other hand, was unable to achieve such a performance leap in the Turing and Ampere-based cards.
History to repeat
Now, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 40 series is expected to deliver the same performance leap over the RTX 30 series. The next-gen GPUs, as aforementioned, will be based on the Ada Lovelace architecture, and are expected to be fabricated using TSMC’s 5nm process node.
Furthermore, leakers are pegging the flagship card’s power consumption to be in the 400W to 500W range, which is greater than even the astoundingly powerful RTX 3090. However, with power, the performance will improve significantly as well.
In terms of clock speeds, the Ada Lovelace-powered NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs are said to offer clock speeds between 2.2 to 2.5 GHz. This is a significant jump-front 1.7-1.9GHz clock on the Ampere cards.
However, Pascal-based cards have already surpassed the 2.0GHz clock speed. Although AMD presently reigns supreme, having promised clock speeds exceeding 2.5Hz on its RDNA 2 GPUs.
NVIDIA RTX 40 Series Release Date and Price
A Twitter tipster also mentions the release date of these crazily powerful RTX cards. According to him, the release date for RTX 40 series card would be in Q4 2022 or Q1 2021. This is unsurprising given Nvidia’s goal of providing a worthy upgrade to its current-generation GPUs.
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The Price Concern
Aside from performance, the greatest concern is whether Nvidia will release the GeForce RTX 40 series at a price that regains the true feel of Pascal GPUs. Because the GTX 1080 Ti provided the best value of any Ti graphics card at USD 699.
In addition, following the official introduction of the 1080 Ti, Nvidia also reduced the price of its standard lineup to $499 for GTX 1080 and $349 for the GTX 1070. However, given the current situation, if component shortages continue, expecting a card that provides real value is a pipe dream.
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