Next-gen graphics cards from Nvidia and AMD will be available later this year, and we’ve just heard more from the rumor mill about exactly when these Lovelace and RDNA 3 products could arrive, giving us a hint as to how the next-gen GPU warfare. as a result.
This comes from the German tech site 3DCenter.org, which presented us with a rundown of all the rumored tapes, tests, and alleged release dates for upcoming graphics cards from Nvidia and AMD, put together using the latest information from two major Twitter leakers, namely Kopite7kimi. and Greymon55.
Of course, this is just a roundup of hearsay and conjecture, and as 3DCenter makes clear, there are big caveats regarding accuracy here, but nonetheless, it’s interesting to see how the speculation pans out regarding which GPUs might show up first. (and this ties in with what we’ve heard elsewhere as well, which gives it a bit more weight – we’ll come back to that later).
So, following the prediction made here, the initial products for both Nvidia and AMD, for what will presumably be the RTX 4000 and RX 7000 series respectively, will be the high-end AD102 for the former and Navi 33 for the latter, possibly coming soon. in September or October 2022.
That means Nvidia’s first product could be the flagship RTX 4090, and that alone, perhaps, since Kopite7kimi’s most recent rumor is that the RTX 4080 won’t use the AD102 chip, and will actually be built around AD103 ( Help yourself to some condiments with that statement, of course).
AMD, on the other hand, will release Navi 33 products that are mid-range GPUs, not high-end ones. There is some confusion as to where exactly the Navi 33 caps will be located, based on the latest from another high-profile leaker, Moore’s Law is Dead, but these GPUs may be RX 7600 or even 7700 models.
However, Nvidia’s upcoming Lovelace graphics cards will reportedly not be far behind, with AD103 and AD104 potentially representing the RTX 4080, 4070 and 4060 being tested a month or two after the RTX 4090, meaning all these GPUs should debut sometime in Q4 2022 (and maybe November as a vague best guess than what we see here).
AMD, on the other hand, will keep gamers waiting until 2023 for the rest of its lineup if this rumor roundup is correct, theorizing that the flagship RX 7900 (Navi 31) offering will appear early in the year (presumably January), and the rest of the RDNA 3 lineup (including RX 7800 products) may not arrive until spring 2023 (that’s Navi 32).
Analysis: AMD advantage, at least initially?
The most important thing to remember here is that even if this is the projected release schedule for Nvidia and AMD right now, there’s still a long way to go in the testing process, so things may change anyway. When you consider that these are just rumours, it’s clear that we need to be very cautious about putting too much emphasis on these supposed release timings.
What’s interesting, though, is that on the AMD side, this ties in with what we’ve heard from YouTuber Moore’s Law is Dead, who believes Navi 32 won’t arrive until the first half of 2023, so spring next year it would seem about right. He also believes that the Navi 33 products will come out first for AMD, so there are a trio of leakers making that prediction, giving the rumor a bit more weight.
The difference in Moore’s Law is Dead is that it claims that flagship RDNA 3 won’t be far behind Navi 33, while 3DCenter’s summary predicts a much larger difference.
In any case, based on what’s floating around here, the opening battle of the next-gen GPU wars could be high-end Nvidia vs. mid-range AMD, and that should give Team Red the edge, at least in terms to gain traction with adoption. walking out the door.
Nvidia’s problem will be if it only has the RTX 4090 for sale to begin with, that’s a niche proposition that will invariably come with a hefty price tag, and what’s more, its rumored power demands could force gamers to upgrade. the power supply, making it an even harder sell (in terms of the hassle and added cost of changing your power supply).
So AMD’s RDNA 3 range could make the jump to Nvidia early on, if this proves profitable, assuming, that is, Team Red can ramp up production so that supply meets demand.
However, Nvidia shouldn’t be left behind with the rest of its RTX 4000 lineup, bringing all those cards before AMD launches anything else, at least in theory. So things could turn in Team Green’s favor pretty quickly, depending on how the relative merits and price of these GPUs (and stock levels, too) pan out.
As a final note, we should also keep in mind that later in 2023, the world of GPUs won’t be a two-horse race, and we don’t know what kind of impact Intel’s desktop Arc graphics cards will have (they should be out next year). month, and probably on the shelves in fairly large quantities later in 2022).