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Yuanta Securities predicts Nvidia Ampere will be 50 percent faster than Turing while consuming 50 percent less power

Ampere may deliver huge efficiency gains at 7nm (Image source: WCCFTech)
Ampere may deliver huge efficiency gains at 7nm (Image source: WCCFTech)
Yuanta Securities Investment Consulting recently offered up juicy predictions about Nvidia's upcoming Ampere lineup. According to a report by the consultancy, Ampere may deliver 50 percent more performance than Turing, while consuming 50 percent less power.

It's been nearly a year since the arrival of Nvidia's Turing line of graphics cards. First-gen Turing offered disappointing performance gains over Pascal, offset only partially by the presence of hardware ray-tracing. The Super series refresh pushed performance up 10-15 percent at nearly every price bracket. Still, the Turing line represents a low point for Nvidia with regards to price and absolute performance.

A report by Taiwanese investment securities consultancy Yuanta Securities Investment Consulting, accessed by the Taipei Times, seemingly indicates that Nvidia's next-gen Ampere architecture will provide the performance leap consumers have been looking for. The report predicts a Q2 2020 release for the Ampere line. Ampere is set to be Nvidia's first GPU lineup built on the 7nm process.

According to Yuanta's report, the new GPU architecture will enable Nvidia to offer 50 percent more performance with 50 percent less power consumption. While these numbers are remarkable, it remains to be seen whether Nvidia will push for higher absolute performance or ship smaller, cheaper to manufacture GPUs that perform slightly better than their Turing counterparts.

Yuanta stated that Ampere's launch would benefit MSI, Gigabyte, and Asus the most. MSI reportedly generates 60 percent of its income from gaming while Gigabyte and Asus derive 30 percent of their revenues from the segment.

The report leaves important questions unanswered, though: will Ampere offer better hardware ray-tracing support? And, more importantly, how will it compete with AMD's upcoming second-gen Navi parts?

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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2020-01- 3 (Update: 2020-01- 3)
Arjun Krishna Lal
Arjun Krishna Lal - News Editor
I've had a passion for PC gaming since 1996, when I watched my dad score frags in Quake as a 1 year-old. I've gone on to become a Penguin-published author and tech journalist. When I'm not traveling the world, gathering stories for my next book, you can find me tinkering with my PC.