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.
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.
Last updated: Apr 6, 2020 at 04:44 pm CDT
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