Graphics card prices keep dropping, but you might want to resist buying one if you can hold out a little longer. That’s because Nvidia’s next-gen GPUs are only months away, according to a tipster with a solid track record.
Twitter user kopite7kimi posted today that the Nvidia RTX 4090 will arrive in mid-July, after initially telling her followers that the map based on Ada Lovelaces could be launched at “T3”. It’s earlier than expected, since most of the panels were pointing to a 40-series RTX cards arriving in September or October. Fhonestly, i’m skeptical than anything chip-related could be on schedule, not less ahead of this one.
We should, as always, also we warn our readers to be skeptical of such claims. While this particular leak has been accurate in the past, we don’t know the source of this “leak” and Nvidia has not provided us with a firm timeline for its RTX 40 series. We have contacted the company and will update this article. if we receive a response.
It’s unclear which event Nvidia would be targeting if this mid-June window is accurate. Computex, an annual computer exhibition in Taiwan, starts on May 24 while Gamescom is August 24. Not much happens between these events unless Nvidia hosts its own virtual reveal. Nvidia is confirmed to have a keynote at Computex, and GeForce senior vice president Jeff Fisher will make an appearance.
“Nvidia and our partners will be announcing new developments and products on the enterprise and consumer front at the show,” Fisher said of Computex, suggesting we could get a preview of upcoming graphics cards as early as next week.
What do we know today about these upcoming RTX 40 series cards? Not a lot. At least not officially. The cards are based on the Ada Lovelace architecture, and the flagship RTX 4090 is said to have 16,128 CUDA cores and 24GB of 21Gbps GDDR6X memory. It is said to run at 450 watts, and Kopite7kimi suggests it’s 2x more powerful than the RTX 3090 (we have strong doubts about this one), which has a TDP of 350W. We have also read that an RTX 4090 Ti could go up to 600W TDP and than the flagship card entered its testing phase in April.
We can confidently say that Nvidia will follow previous versions in departure at the top, releasing its most powerful cards (RTX 4090, 4080 and 4070) before moving on to more budget options. The first batch will be expensive and supply shortages seem inevitable, but it might be worth the wait, if only to help you nab a last-gen card at a (hopefully) lower price.
For its part, AMD is set to launch its RDNA 3-based graphics cards later this year, putting it on a collision course with its longtime adversary.