The Nvidia RTX 4000 series represents the next generation of the graphics card from Team Green, and it’s expected to be available for purchase within months.
Nvidia is directed to release the RTX 4070, RTX 4080, and RTX 4090 graphics cards in 2022, all of which will use the new Lovelace architecture, named after historical figure Ada Lovelace.
It appears that the next generation architecture will be built on the TSMC 5nm node, according to Chinese publication Digitimes. This marks a significant upgrade in the current Ampere architecture, which uses TSMC’s older 7-nm node.
Keep reading for more details about the Nvidia RTX 4000 series, and keep this page as a bookmark for future updates.
Nvidia hasn’t revealed an official release date for its RTX 4000 graphics cards just yet, but VideoCardz has reported that the RTX 4090 may launch in September 2022, the RTX 4080 in October 2022 and the RTX 4070 in November 2022.
The three cards were initially expected to arrive a month in advance, but VideoCardz notes that Nvidia had to postpone release dates due to “problems securing necessary components”.
Of course, it’s possible that Nvidia will announce all three graphics cards earlier, as you’ll want to generate as much publicity as possible.
Nvidia hasn’t revealed official pricing for its next-gen graphics cards, but we’ve heard that the company will stick to the same price points as its current range.
The Founders Edition of the RTX 3070 has an RRP of £469, while the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 cost £649 and £1399 respectively.
Nvidia will likely raise prices given the recent silicon shortage, but we’re optimistic that won’t happen.
The Nvidia RTX 4000 Series graphics cards are expected to be based on a 5nm TSMC process node, which should see increased performance compared to the RTX 3000 Series that uses an 8nm process node. A smaller process node allows Nvidia to squeeze more transistors into the GPU, resulting in faster performance.
Nvidia will likely focus on improving the efficiency of the likes of ray tracing and DLSS as well, as both remain very important features for GeForce graphics cards.
Once again, Nvidia hasn’t confirmed any specific details about the Nvidia RTX 4000 graphics cards yet, despite the famous leak. Tweet embed It showed a potential leak of the specifications, which you can see below.
|Nvidia RTX 4090||NVIDIA RTX 4080||NVIDIA RTX 4070|
|memory||24 GB GDDR6X||16 GB GDDR6X||10 GB GDDR6|
|memory interface||384 bit||256 bit||160 bit|
|Graphics card power||450 watts||420 W||300 watts|
Of course, it is impossible to know if these specifications are accurate, and could be subject to change before launch, but these specifications stand up to previous rumors and speculation.
CUDA Cores appear to have been scaled up across the board, while the RTX 4080 and RTX 4070 have also seen an increase in memory, albeit with the same GDDR6X and GDDR6 benchmark.
You can check the official specifications of the RTX 3090, RTX 3080, and RTX 3070 below for comparison:
|NVIDIA RTX 3090||NVIDIA RTX 3080||NVIDIA RTX 3070|
|memory||24 GB GDDR6X||12 GB GDDR6X||8 GB GDDR6|
|memory interface||384 bit||384 bit||256 bit|
|Graphics card power||350 watts||350 watts||220 watts|
Just like the previous rumors, the leak shows an increase in the power of the graphics card. Leaker @kopite7kim claims that there will be a 100W increase in power usage in the RTX 4090, while the RTX 4080 and RTX 4070 will also see significant increases.
This will be a concern for those already concerned about escalating energy costs, and could encourage people to switch to AMD RDNA 3 GPUs, which tend to be more energy efficient.
That’s all we know about the upcoming Nvidia RTX 4000 Series cards for now, but be sure to keep this page bookmarked, as we’ll update it throughout the year as more details drop.