Yep, NVIDIA's next-gen Ampere GPU will launch in 1H 2020

Will the first Ampere GPU be a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti killer? Possibly.

Published Sun, Oct 6 2019 9:11 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:46 AM CST

All the way back in April 2018, I reported that NVIDIA would launch its next-gen Turing GPU architecture (which it then did months later) and that the GPU architecture to succeed Turing would be Ampere.

Yep, NVIDIA's next-gen Ampere GPU will launch in 1H 2020 |

Then in January 2019, I wrote that NVIDIA would be using Samsung's new 7nm process for its next-gen Ampere GPU that would arrive in 2020. New reports are surfacing that corroborate my articles, with Igor from Igor's Lab (picked up by Wccftech) that a new EEC certification was spotted by DigiTimes and teases Ampere-powered GeForce graphics cards.

There's nothing new here about its release, but we should expect a big upgrade in performance with Ampere on the 7nm node (over the 14nm node used on Turing). NVIDIA will be fighting AMD's second-gen Navi GPU architecture in the second half of 2020, something that will enable proper 4K 60FPS gaming -- and I'm sure, feature ray tracing of some kind.

NVIDIA's next-gen Ampere GPU should hopefully enable higher resolution and frame rates with ray tracing enabled, something that I'm sure it will have no problems doing.

We should know more in early-2020 when the fuller picture on the Ampere GPU architecture begins to form.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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