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NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3000 GPUs remain on track for a late Q3 2020 release

It is difficult to delay something that you have not announced. (Image source: NVIDIA)
It is difficult to delay something that you have not announced. (Image source: NVIDIA)
Rumour has it that NVIDIA has delayed the release of its GeForce RTX 3000 GPUs until September. Citing the cancellation of GTC 2020 and the re-scheduling of Computex 2020 as reasons, NVIDIA apparently planned to release its Ampere architecture this month. This may be nothing new though, especially as NVIDIA would struggle to delay something it never formally announced.
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Originally rumoured to be showcased at GTC 2020, multiple outlets are now claiming that NVIDIA has delayed the release of its next-generation Ampere GPU architecture. There is one problem with this though, NVIDIA never stated it would be announcing Ampere at GTC 2020. While the company may have delayed the release internally, it is incorrect to say that the company has delayed the release of something that it never formally announced.

Instead, it seems that we have entered a feedback loop of Ampere rumours, with outlets gradually pushing back the supposed release as the weeks go by without NVIDIA making a formal announcement. Now, Tweaktown asserts that NVIDIA is planning to reveal Ampere in August, with a full launch planned for Computex 2020.

Except, this is nothing new. In November, there were rumours that NVIDIA would showcase high-end Ampere GPUs at Computex 2020, with midrange cards hitting the shelves in Q3 2020. With Computex 2020 now delayed until the end of September, we would not rule out NVIDIA announcing something Ampere-related in a separate event over the summer.

Regardless, the timing of Ampere GPUs being available to purchase may not have changed. As Bloomberg asserts, NVIDIA's "new products" remain on track and are "expected to contribute revene in the current quarter. Undoubtedly, there will more "delays" reported until NVIDIA formally announces the Ampere architecture, or when it confirms that it will do so.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-03-31 (Update: 2020-04- 1)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.