Rumor mill: We know that Nvidia goes to launch its Ampere-based RTX 3000 graphics playing cards this 12 months, nevertheless it hasn’t but revealed when. According to a brand new report, they’ll arrive someday within the third quarter, and add-in board companions are already clearing inventory in preparation.

The declare comes from a now deleted China Times post, which acknowledged that three new generations of Ampere playing cards would arrive within the second half of the third quarter, so we would see them launch someday round September.

It’s presumed that Nvidia will repeat what it did with the RTX 2000-series playing cards and reveal the RTX 3080 Ti, RTX 3080, and RTX 3070 first, with the RTX 3060 following fairly a couple of months later.

Report: Nvidia AIB partners clearing stock to prepare for RTX 3000 launch in Q3

The report additionally alleges that Taiwan producers Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI try to clear their inventory of present Nvidia playing cards. In the case of Asus, it has reduce the value of the RTX 2060 to NT$10,000, or round US$330, whereas the RTX 2080 is right down to NT$16,000, or US$538.

It’s vital to take the report with a grain of salt, particularly because it’s been deleted. However, the third quarter of the 12 months is when many anticipate Ampere to launch, principally as a result of it’s presumed that the Covid-19 disruption shall be (hopefully) passed by that point.

We’ll discover out about Ampere and Nvidia’s plans for its new structure in two weeks from at present, when the corporate will ship a keynote at its annual Graphics Technology Conference (GTC) that has the byline “get amped.”