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NVIDIA's next-gen Ampere GPU could launch in March at GTC, says analyst

By Koh Wanzi - on 14 Nov 2019, 11:11am

NVIDIA's next-gen Ampere GPU could launch in March at GTC, says analyst

NVIDIA's Super cards aren't even that old yet (and the GeForce GTX 1660 Super was also just released), but the company seems to already be gearing up for its next-generation Ampere architecture. According to Hong Kong-based HKEPC, Raymond James analyst Chris Caso has said that NVIDIA's Ampere GPUs could launch next March at GTC 2020 in San Jose, despite the roll out of Ampere being slightly delayed.

However, the announcement will reportedly be for data centre, AI, and other enterprise applications, so gamers will have to wait a while longer for a consumer release. Other than the new architecture, you can expect to see higher GPU clock speeds, better power efficiency thanks to the more advanced 7nm EUV process, and improvements to AI, deep learning, and ray tracing performance. 

The consumers cards could see a release at Computex 2020 instead, and the HKEPC report mentions a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and 3080.

Of course, all this is purely speculation for now. If you're going to play the waiting the game and hold off for upgrades, you could very well be disappointed.

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