NVIDIA’s RTX 4080/4090 Graphics Cards Launching as Early as July-August 2022 [Report]

NVIDIA is preparing to launch its next-gen RTX 40 series graphics cards next quarter. According to a well-reported source on the matter, Team Green is aiming for an early Q3 launch. Considering this timeline, you’d think that the reveal would come at Computex later this month. However, that’s not gonna happen, at least not in my opinion. (messinascatering) Jensen has personally announced every new generation of gaming and data center GPUs for as long as I can remember. Since he won’t be presenting at this year’s Computex, I just don’t see a major launch happening this or the next month. An August or September launch is much more likely.

The GeForce RTX 4090 is expected to more than double the performance of its predecessor using a combination of high core and boost clocks, faster memory, and architectural improvements. The AD102 die will feature 12 GPCs, a 70% and 50% increase over the RTX 3090/3090 Ti (GA102), and the GA100/H100, respectively. The overall FP32+INT32 ALU or core count per SM is rumored to grow by 50% over Ampere, resulting in a 33% boost in warp and thread counts. The ROP count per GPC too is slated to double while the L1 cache will be extended to 192KB (+50%). Finally, the L2 cache is set to get a massive upgrade, going from just 6MB on the RTX 3090/3090 Ti to 96MB on the RTX 4090/4090 Ti.

GPU GA102 AD102 RTX 4090 AD103 RTX 4080 RTX 4070 Ti (AD104) RTX 4070
Arch Ampere Ada Lovelace Ada Lovelace Ada Lovelace
Process Sam 8nm LPP TSMC 5nm TSMC 5nm TSMC 5nm
GPC 7 12 11 7 7 5 5
TPC 42 72 64 42 40 30 30
SMs 84 144 128 84 80 60 60
Shaders 10,752 18,432 16,384 10,752 9,728 7,680 7,680
TP 37.6 ~100 TFLOPs? 83 TFLOPs ~50 TFLOPs 47 TFLOPs? ~35 TFLOPs 35 TFLOPs?
L2 Cache 6MB 96MB 72MB 64MB 48MB
Bus Width 384-bit 384-bit 256-bit 192-bit
TGP 350W 600W 450W 450W 285-340W 300W 285W
Launch Sep 2020 Sept 22? Sept 22? Q1 2023?

AMD’s Radeon RX 7700 XT/7900 XT launches have also been preponed. The RX 7700 XT featuring the Navi 33 die is now expected to launch in Q3 as well, followed by the Navi 31-based 7900 XT in early Q4.

Areej Syed

Processors, PC gaming, and the past. I have written about computer hardware for over seven years with over 5000 published articles. I started during engineering college and haven't stopped since. On the side, I play RPGs like Baldur's Gate, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Divinity, and Fallout. Contact:
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