The next generation of graphics cards are on the way, and Nvidia could be primed to introduce its GeForce RTX 4000 Series lineup much sooner than anticipated. According to a report from known hardware leaker kopite7kimi, the new family of GPUs could launch as early as July. These new graphics cards will introduce the Ada Lovelace architecture, which features a number of improvements over the prior RTX 3000 Series lineup.
High-end models like GeForce RTX 4090 are expected to feature the AD102 GPU, while the GeForce RTX 4080 could have an AD103 instead. The new line is also expected to be the first to utilize the new PCIe 5.0 16-pin power connector. That would lead to not only higher performance, but higher TDPs as well. Top models are even rumored to require over 600W of power.
These new cards, the RTX 4090, RTX 4080, and RTX 4070, will feature 24 GB, 16 GB and 12 GB of GDDR6X video memory, respectively.
An earlier release makes sense
The possibility of a mid-July release might surprise many, but it makes sense for Team Green when you think about it. The company is not only dealing with an upcoming AMD release that some believe may challenge what Nvidia has, but also Intel, which will enter the graphics card race sometime this year as well. By releasing before either of the two competitors, Nvidia has a chance to make its mark on the market and get its products into the hands of consumers and reviewers sooner.
This could also help those not looking for the newest cards, but just modern upgrades. With the RTX 4000 Series on its way, it could pave the way for better availability and prices for the Ampere-based RTX 3000 lineup, such as the RTX 3060, 3070, 3080, and more.
Should these rumors be accurate, an announcement could come soon. Nvidia’s next big event is a keynote presentation at Computex 2022 on May 23. As always, take anything unconfirmed by Nvidia with caution no matter the track record of the source.