The NVIDIA RTX 30 Ampere series may arrive sooner than expected
While there are claims of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 outperforming the RTX 2080 Ti by 20%, a new rumour suggests that the RTX 30 series may land as early as August. The upcoming GPUs are based on NVIDIA's Ampere architecture, a form of which it has already unveiled with the A100.
Previous rumours had placed the launch of the RTX 30 series at some point during September, with ITHome being as specific as to state September 17. However, Overclocking.com now claims that the release will occur a month earlier, albeit only for Founders Edition cards. Citing two different sources, Overclocking.com states AIBs would follow with their versions of the RTX 30 series in September. Videocardz deems the information to be "credible", too.
Plenty remains unknown about the RTX 30 series, not least the node on which the GPUs will be built. There have been rumours of NVIDIA using either an 8 nm node from Samsung or a 7 nm one from TSMC, but this will likely remain unconfirmed until NVIDIA launches the series. The RTX 30 series cards may even feature a new 12-pin power supply connector, which may resolve the current need for 6-pin and 8-pin connectors.