Don’t count on a brand new era of Nvidia graphics playing cards anytime quickly. As a part of his GTC 2021 keynote, CEO Jensen Huang revealed “Grace,” the corporate’s new Arm-based information middle CPU—sure, Nvidia is making CPUs now!—and in a slide exhibiting Nvidia’s revamped information middle chip stack, the next-gen “Ampere Subsequent” graphics structure was listed as coming in 2022, with “Ampere Subsequent Subsequent” scheduled for 2024.
Nvidia’s GPU Know-how Convention largely focuses on developer, enterprise, and information middle bulletins, and the slide exhibiting a 2022 launch for Ampere Subsequent pertains to that context—not consumer-oriented GeForce graphics playing cards. Nonetheless, Nvidia’s newest and biggest architectures often debut within the type of ultra-expensive information middle GPUs earlier than trickling right down to PC avid gamers as GeForce merchandise. That occurred for this first Ampere generation, for instance.
So the 2022 arrival of Ampere Subsequent signifies that any extra GeForce GPUs launched this 12 months must be based mostly on the present “Ampere” GPU structure.
The information doesn’t come as a shock contemplating that fashionable GPUs are inclined to have a 1.5- to 2-year lifespan earlier than being changed, and the GeForce RTX 30-series GPUs just launched last September. And it may not even be a disappointment for a lot of people because you can’t even buy a graphics card proper now. However the ferocious GeForce RTX 3090 seems like it’ll stay the gaming champion for the foreseeable future, even when the hotly rumored RTX 3080 Ti debuts this spring as anticipated. The RTX 4080 may not be right here for some time.