Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 could be the only Ada Lovelace based graphics card to hit shelves in 2022
Twitter leaker Greymon55 has put out a tentative launch schedule for Nvidia's upcoming GeForce RTX 4000 series of graphics cards. It is more or less in line with an earlier report, which suggested that the GeForce RTX 4090 would be the first Ada Lovelace-based graphics card to hit shelves. However, that could be the only next-generation graphics card one might get to purchase in 2022.
Greymon adds that Nvidia graphics cards using the AD103, AD104 and AD106 GPUs (GeForce RTX 4080, GeForce RTX 4070 and GeForce RTX 4060) could hit shelves in 2023. While it is common practice for Nvidia to launch the x60 series of cards a year or so after the flagship products, the inability to buy other high-end SKUs such as the RTX 4080 and RTX 4070 will be a tad disappointing. Thankfully, those with purse strings loose enough to accommodate a GeForce RTX 4090 will be able to buy it in October.
The prospects of a GeForce RTX 4090 Ti being launched are dim and largely depend on what AMD's offerings bring to the table. AMD's Radeon RX 7000 series of graphics cards based on the RDNA3 architecture may be announced in October and go on sale in November.
As always, the above information is based on speculation and should be treated as such. Nvidia could change its plans in the coming weeks, but that seems unlikely, considering that it has heaps of unsold Ampere-based GPUs lying around in its inventory. The company even cut chip orders from TSMC following the death of the cryptocurrency mining craze.