Nvidia RTX Successor, Ampere Could Be Launched Next Year
The GeForce 2000 series may have brought RTX, but in terms of performance it has left us with eyes in the very realistic sun rendered where it did not burn in our pockets. Part of the problem is that Nvidia still uses the 14 nanometer manufacuturing process. But next year, this will no longer be a problem.
According to news that is currently circulating on the Internet, the Ampere architecture, which will be used for GeForce 3000 boards, will arrive in the first half of 2020. When exactly? Maybe in the spring, since Nvidia releases new GPUs in that time of year. The news does not include other details, so from here we can only speculate on what the new series will offer us.
Ampere will probably not simply be a die shrink of the Turing architecture, but it could bring its own architectural improvements in terms of performance, efficiency, or who knows what new feature Nvidia will manage to pile up in there.
Something equally important is who exactly will build these video cards. Nvidia is no longer working with TSMC for the next generation, but with Samsung. And the boards will not be made on the same process that AMD is now using, but on 7nm EUV, the next step, which guarantees a better lithography resolution.
This in itself means better efficiency, less losses and could lead to fewer defects. Thus, you would think that the new graphic cards might be cheaper, but considering the 7nm production itself is more expensive, we don't foresee price reductions for the new generation. We would expect to see price increases again. After all, the 14nm process used now is pretty solid, with a low defect rates, and still the price of GeForce 2000 series continues to be scary.
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