NVIDIA's new datacenter roadmap indicates that MCM-based Lovelace could arrive next year, with a successor before 2024
NVIDIA recently unveiled a roadmap until 2025 for the datacenter segment, highlighting release timeframes for new GPU and CPU architectures. According to the roadmap, "Ampere Next," which likely refers to the upcoming Lovelace architecture, could arrive as early as next year, at least for datacenter clients.
Interestingly, NVIDIA indicated that "Ampere Next Next," which could feature in post-Lovelace GPUs, will arrive before 2024.;
It's important to emphasize here that this is a roadmap for NVIDIA's datacenter plans, not for commercial GPUs. However, this could give us a rough picture of when to expect consumer graphics cards based on the new architectures.
NVIDIA often launches new GPU architectures with datacenter parts - the Tesla P100, for instance, was the first card to launch based on the Pascal architecture, with the flagship GeForce GTX 1080 arriving slightly later. Similarly, we could see a Lovelace-based datacenter card arrive in less than a year, though it might be more time before the new architecture makes its way to the consumer space. Lovelace and future NVIDIA graphics architectures will reportedly leverage MCM technology, allowing the company to utilize multiple GPU chips on a single package: this could mean significant gains to performance over Ampere parts like the GeForce RTX 3080.