The year 2022 hasn’t brought much new when it comes to graphics cards. From Nvidia we saw the Geforces RTX 3080 12 GB and the new unofficial flagship RTX 3090 Ti, from AMD there was a smaller upgrade of the current generation in the form of Radeon RX 6950 XT, RX 6750 XT and RX 6650 XT just last week. You can read here why there is no test on GameStar.de and what this has to do with the author of this text.
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Later this year we expect the really new graphics card generations from both AMD and Nvidia. So far, most experts – supported by leaks and rumors – have assumed that the Radeon RX 7000 and Geforce RTX 4000 will appear towards the end of the year. Just like it was the case with the RX 6000 and RTX 3000. Both model series went on sale in October and November 2020 respectively.
However, current information from the hardware leaker kopitekimi7, known for its consistently accurate information, now indicates a much earlier release. At least with a view to Nvidia’s Geforce RTX 4000:
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According to the tweet, Ada Lovelace – the underlying architecture of the RTX 4000 series – will be released in early third quarter of 2022. This implies a launch possibly as early as July or early August.
How realistic is a launch in July?
Even if kopitekimi7’s predictions have always turned out to be correct, July or August as a release date doesn’t really seem plausible. Because Nvidia hasn’t banged the drum for its new graphics cards yet. RTX 4000 hasn’t even been teased yet.
If the new graphics cards should actually appear so soon, the first announcements should not be long in coming. For example, both AMD and Nvidia will hold their own keynotes at the Computex 2022 computer trade fair next Monday. A possible time window for a major announcement by Nvidia is also gamescom 2022, which will take place in Cologne from August 24th to 28th.
Well available: RTX cards at Amazon
What can we expect from RTX 4000?
Previous leaks and rumors indicate a big leap in performance for the RTX 4000. Because the number of computing cores is apparently massively increased with the Ada Lovelace architecture. The full expansion AD102 for a potential RTX 4090 should bring it to 18,432 CUDA computing units with significantly increased clock rates compared to the GA102 of the current generation (RTX 3090 Ti, 10,752 cores, around 2 gigahertz). You can find out more about the topic here:
Could bring up to 100 percent more power
The discussion about the price of new graphics cards from AMD and Nvidia is also already ignited. Will they be similarly expensive as RTX 3000? Recent indications point to prices close to MSRP.
What do you all mean? Is a launch of Nvidia’s new Geforce graphics cards realistic in July or August? Or do you think they will appear towards the end of the year, as is usual with new generations of graphics cards? Write it to us in the comments!