After the huge success and the overwhelming performance of the Nvidia RTX 20 series, gamers and hardware enthusiasts are waiting for the next RTX 30 seriously tirelessly. More than a hundred threads on the internet are still discussing what are the specifications going to be like or what the users can expect from these upcoming monstrous GPUs. Now the news floating around is coming from the side of wccftech.com and igorslab.de, that the upcoming RTX 30 series from Nvidia is going to launch even much sooner than we expected. Reportedly, Nvidia is going to schedule this launch in September 2020, so before the launch of the Q4 games, many of you would have your hands on an RTX 30 Series GPU. Yes, for sure the release of Nvidia RTX 30 series takes place this September, hence the AMD is going to be pushed even more backward in the race of GPU lines with their Radeon Vega series.
Nvidia already officially declared that the RTX 30 series GPUs are going to be developed with the new Ampere Architecture with Third Gen Tensor Cores. So, this time the Nvidia 30 series would beat their own milestone of performance again, while the former milestone of performance is still not beaten by their rival AMD Radeon.
While Nvidia the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 Ampere Editions will make its appearance in September 2020, the other mid-ranged GPUs RTX 3070 and RTX 3060 are going to launch after a couple of months, just how they did it with the RTX 20 and GTX 10 series in past. One more confirmed news came up about the next-gen Nvidia GPUs, that all its upcoming RTX 30 series GPUs will have GA102 GPU system, though all other specifications are going to vary vastly.
According to Igor Lab’s reports, the Nvidia Ampere RTX 3080 and 3090 are currently under the Design Validation Test, and if that so then the Bill of Material Release would take place by the end of this month or may early next month. The EVT (Engineering Validation Test) is going to be conducted in July 2020 and at the end of that month, Working Samples would be ready for primary benchmarking. As Igor reports, the Production Validation Test and the Mass Production Process would start in August and the Media Trials along with Official Release would take place in September 2020. Though none of these above have been confirmed by any Nvidia officials.
Other Confirmed Details on Nvidia Ampere RTX 30 Series GPU
Most of you have seen the above image surfacing on the internet, for the last couple of weeks. According to Igor reports and multiple unofficial sources, it has been confirmed that the RTX 30 series GPUs would have the same cooler which has been displayed in this pic.
This Cooler has been named as Founder Edition Cooler, though on the final launch the official marketing name may change. This Cooler is now being developed by two different OEM partners, whom Nvidia has worked with in past, though the name of those OEM companies has not officially been confirmed. As per some reports from Nvidia officials, the Cooler itself for RTX 30 series would cost around $150. Though for premium level GPUs, which are only made for enthusiast users, such price has never been a big factor. It is possible that the other mod ranged GPUs in the same series would be featured with some other type of standard GPU cooler.
There are other claims that Nvidia may come with dual-chip design this time for the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090. But we should keep in mind that since the launch of GTX 780 Titan back in 2014, Nvidia hasn’t made any Dual-chip GPUs, and that place has been taken by the Ti edition like GTX 1080 Ti and RTX 2080 Ti.
The Ti editions normally are better powered than the non-Ti versions with Better GPU Config, More Memory, a little more Memory Bandwidth, and Even Better Performance. But as this time the RTX 3090, which has the digit “9” in the series number, so many of the fans are expecting something over the top and extremely powerful hardware. As we have seen already the number “9” represents the most enthusiast-level products in all kinds of PC hardware.
For example, Intel I9 CPU, Ryzen 3990X CPU, and many others. Also if we see the marketing strategical needs there we can see, while AMD is about to launch their visionary RDNA 2 Architecture GPU lineups this year, so Nvidia would be looking for something epic and unique so that their products sound even cooler. That is why we can expect that the RTX 3090 would be a dual-chip GPU system, and that also explains why there is going to a huge difference in hardware specs between RTX 3080 & RTX 3090.
So, even if all the dates which are being discussed would not be confirmed, yet, we can expect the launch of the Nvidia Ampere RTX 30 series by the end of this year in the Q4 for sure.
Furthermore, the launch of RDNA 2 GPU lineup from AMD would happen by the end of this year or may by the first quarter of 2021. Hence, there is going to be an epic battle between these two mainstream GPU developers.
On a note of advice, if you are planning to buy any High-end GPU like Nvidia RTX 2070 or 2080 Ti, or AMD RX 5900 XT then I would recommend you not to buy right now. You should wait for a couple more months, so the new-gen GPUs hit the market and you can make the right decision after comparing the benchmarks.
If the next RDNA 2 or RTX 30 Ampere GPUs come to be out of your budget, due to the release of new products the price of Old versions would reduce even more, so at least you would be able to grab a better deal. Like all of you guys, I myself is very much excited and anxious to see the RTX 30 benchmarks.