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Next-gen AMD RDNA 3 and Nvidia Lovelace GPUs broken down into potential chips and graphics card models

The next generation of AMD and Nvidia GPUs are expected to start arriving toward the end of 2022. (Image source: Nvidia/AMD - edited)
The next generation of AMD and Nvidia GPUs are expected to start arriving toward the end of 2022. (Image source: Nvidia/AMD - edited)
The next generation of GPUs coming from both AMD and Nvidia have been broken down into subsequent chips, models, and manufacturing process by a well-known leaker. The breakdown is a best guess scenario, with one of the tipster’s followers offering suggestions of relative VRAM amounts.

One of the more reliable GPU leakers, Greymon55, has published a list that is admittedly stated as “guesses” for the breakdown of the next-gen GPUs from AMD and Nvidia. However, considering the tipster’s knack for getting hold of relevant information, there is a good chance the guesses could be close to the mark.

The Nvidia Lovelace GeForce RTX 40 series starts with the AD102 GPU based on a 5 nm manufacturing process. In fact, all of the Lovelace chips (see list below) are based on TSMC’s 5 nm node, which should be a major step up from the Samsung 8 nm fabrication used for the GeForce RTX 30 series. The range runs from the RTX 4060 to the RTX 4090 series.

Chip Model Process
AD102 RTX 4080-90 series 5 nm
AD103 RTX 4070 series 5 nm
AD104 RTX 4070 series 5 nm
AD106 RTX 4060 series 5 nm

AMD, however, mixes up the processes a little by churning out the Navi 31 and Navi 32 GPUs for its high-end boards on a 5 nm process while the more mainstream Navi 33 and Navi 22-based products sit on a 6 nm process. The RDNA 3 Radeon RX 7000 series should also bring decent generational improvements over its predecessor, which utilized TSMC’s 7 nm process. 

Chip Model Process
N31 RX 7900 series 5 nm
N32 RX 7800 series 5 nm
N33 RX 7700 series 6 nm
N22 RX 7600 series 6 nm

Leading on from the Nvidia predictions, Twitter user @326powah reckons the RTX 4090 (and an eventual RTX 4080 Ti) could be treated to 20-24 GB VRAM, while the RTX 4080, RTX 4070 Ti, RTX 4070, and RTX 4060 Ti may get 16 GB VRAM. The entry-level RTX 4060 and RTX 4050 Ti SKUs could receive 12 GB VRAM according to this particular prediction.

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Daniel R Deakin, 2022-02-13 (Update: 2022-02-13)