Highly anticipated: After months of anticipation, Nvidia lastly revealed its Ampere structure final week. But whereas the corporate did announce the A100 GPU, which is designed for cloud computing, AI, and scientific makes use of, there was no point out of any gaming merchandise. According to a brand new report, nevertheless, the brand new line of graphic playing cards will arrive this September, the identical month that AMD’s Big Navi GPUs arrive.
The declare comes from DigiTimes, which says that the long-time rivals are “set to launch their next-generation GPUs in September.” The publication additionally mentions that graphics card distributors are set to drop the costs of current-gen merchandise within the third quarter to additional stimulate demand.
DigiTimes doesn’t identify a supply or specify which graphics playing cards will arrive, and the location doesn’t all the time get issues proper, however the story does line up with some earlier reviews. At the top of April, a China Times put up said that the buyer Ampere playing cards could be right here within the third quarter and that Nvidia’s AIB companions, together with Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI, had been clearing inventory in preparation for the RTX 3000 launch.
Another report from the often dependable DRAMeXchange analysis division of TrendForce additionally claimed each Nvidia and AMD had been planning on releasing new GPUs within the third quarter of the 12 months.
We’ve not seen any new graphics playing cards from Nvidia because the Super variant of the RTX 2000-series arrived, and so they had been primarily based present merchandise utilizing the identical Turing structure. On the AMD facet, the Radeon RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT launched final 12 months however by no means precisely set the world on fireplace, and may’t compete with Nvidia’s finest choices.
Back in January, AMD boss Lisa Su promised that we’d see each Zen three and Big Navi in 2020, although this was earlier than Covid-19 unfold worldwide, so issues might all the time change.
Following a postponement attributable to Covid-19, Computex is ready to happen this September 28 – 30. Nvidia and AMD (and Intel) are rumored to be skipping the present attributable to pandemic considerations, however with lockdowns being relaxed, the 2 corporations might backtrack and use the occasion to point out off their next-gen playing cards.