Nvidia’s next-generation GPUs may not arrive until October – which is good news for RTX 3000 prices
Nvidia’s RTX 4000 graphics card may arrive later than previously rumoured, at least going by recent speculation from a major hardware leaker on YouTube, who suggested the alleged size of the RTX 4090 Ti GPU (based on an older leak). also discussed.
It was all aired in the most recent video Dead of Moore’s Law. (opens in new tab)For those who believe that the flagship Nvidia Lovelace GPU weighs in as a four-slot monster despite some rumors, it may still be a case of three-slots.
You may recall that we had previously seen leaked photos (spread via the Chippel forums) that purportedly showed parts of the RTX 4090 Ti, pointing to it having a monster GPU.
Now, those images looked pretty convincing on the face of it, though we obviously need to be careful about whether a leak is real, and Moore’s Law is in fact dead (MLID) as the images suggest. There are some questionable ingredients with it, and we definitely can’t rule out fakery.
At any rate, with regards to those recent photos, MLID’s other possibility is that they may show an early engineering sample cooler from the Ampere generation, perhaps designed as a workaround for the prototype next-gen Lovelace board. And in fact speculative mock-ups provided, based on leaked images provided to MLID, make the case that it sounds very similar to the RTX 3090 cooler.
Will Nvidia Keep the Same Ampere Cooler for the Lovelace? Well, it’s certainly possible, because it worked well and was well thought out, and having a reliable design for a second generation graphics card makes sense (and has been in the past).
MLID also uses these new fake renders to argue that widespread rumors have indicated a four-slot RTX 4090 Ti, a three-slot solution – or perhaps a touch larger, perhaps 3.25-slot – a 600W graphics. Might work for the card (currently rumored wattage for the 4090 Ti). MLID demonstrates that the renders make it appear that the latter may be a more likely solution than a four-slot, and assumes that the 3.25-slot will give enough room to make the heatsink 10% to 20% larger, and With design tweaking, it might work for 600W GPU.
While it’s still possible that the leaked photos show a 4090 Ti engineering sample with a floating cooler (crafted from Ampere, as we’ve already mentioned), and the final design may actually be a four-slot affair Could (with more difference).
This leads to MLID’s latest speculation on the Lovelace release schedule: the leaker noticed that Ampere’s cooler leaked a few months before the RTX 3090 emerged, and so judging by the timing of this Lovelace cooler leak, we would expect that The finished version will probably come in. august. Indeed, that date has been rumored in recent days, but MLID has heard from sources that Nvidia’s partners (graphics card makers) aren’t expecting any real amounts of Lovelace cards to float until October.
And if it does, it suggests that the leaked photos of the alleged 4090 Ti seen in May are more likely to actually be of a sample board, one that probably won’t be close to the final Lovelace flagship design we actually got. Will do (in October, if current rumors are true). This is all speculation, naturally, but generally speaking, the leaker seems convincing enough in the sources cited here.
Analysis: Too Much Noise From the Rumor Mill (And Maybe Those Fans Too)
That doesn’t mean we can’t get some Before October, of course; That’s the month MLID believes (and it’s just a belief) that Nvidia’s next-gen GPUs will be available in a fair amount.
We could have seen one reveal, or indeed several teases, before this – which would really be expected. But the other important piece of the puzzle here is that MLID notes that sources have said Nvidia has very The additional RTX 3000 about stock, and as we’ve seen before, any Lovelace announcement could prompt gamers to wait for the RTX 4000, interfere with sales of the Ampere GPU. And with a lot of stock to get through, Nvidia wouldn’t want that to happen…
So we speculate we won’t get a reveal until about-ish launch time, or another scenario could be that Nvidia’s RTX 3000 models actually start to drop in price, as retailers try and move that extra. Stocks tend to move up a gear, and sales rapidly come as a result — and in that case, we’ll probably see an earlier unveiling. This all points to a rapid drop in RTX 3000 GPU prices, and in fact we are already starting to see more and more evidence of this; All great news for the average consumer.
As for the issue of whether the RTX 4090 Ti will be four-slot or three-slot (or some kind of three-and-a-slot compromise), we think it’s too early to call it that. Whatever the case, expect a beefier card, though MLID recognizes that perhaps Nvidia is still not sure whether to push for 600W for the 4090 Ti (this may depend on the performance of the RDNA 3 It looks like it’s getting to the ground, and how competitive Team Green should compare).
All we’ll say is that if the 4090 Ti becomes three-slots or closer, and part of 600W, it might be possible to keep that GPU cool as mentioned above – but we worry about how noisy the fans are. may result.
So not only can such an RTX 4090 Ti turn your PC into a tiny room heater, when under full load it can sound like a plane taxiing out of a hangar, and with that potentially huge size of cards – regardless. Be that really big, or really, really big – when it all adds up, you wonder how impractical this proposition can be.