Want to learn more about Nvidia RTX 4070 and 4080 graphics cards in terms of their potential time frames? Well, Moore’s Law is Dead (MLID), a regular source of hardware leaks on YouTube, just covered this topic extensively in a freshly uploaded video (opens in a new tab).
MLID believes the situation is that Nvidia is ready to launch the next-gen Lovelace in October and has announced it to its graphics card manufacturing partners, but exactly how this premiere could develop is still in the air.
The RTX 4090 is almost 100% confirmed when it comes out in October, the whistleblower says, but as for the RTX 4080 and 4070, and whether there will be more than one Lovelace GPU this year, Nvidia still hasn’t made up its mind.
MLID notes that Nvidia still needs time to change the RTX 3000’s current surplus inventory, in the midst of a GPU mining crash – which meant many more used Ampere graphics cards are being sold out, providing unwanted competition for new inventory – as I’ve heard many times on gossip mill. And how quickly this sale runs next month will be critical to the phased launch of the RTX 4000 GPUs.
In theory, we’ll be able to tell you how things are when Nvidia officially announces Lovelace: if it’s early September, most likely things are going well with the RTX 3000 sell-off, but the end of September could point to the opposite.
Next, MLID predicts Nvidia will take the top spot for performance with the RTX 4090 in October, ahead of the new generation AMD RDNA 3 that will allegedly be released in November. If RTX 3000 stocks are in good shape for October in terms of bringing them down to acceptable levels in warehouses and still on shelves, we will get the full launch of the RTX 4080 and 4070 after fairly soon, possibly in late October or around.
Remember, keep a lot of skepticism about all of this, because MLID admits that these are just theories, but if the RTX 3000 resource goes the other way and it’s still too much spinning, we may find ourselves in a situation where Nvidia just “the paper comes out. RTX 4080 and 4070 close to RDNA 3 release (reportedly in November). The full release of these two GPUs could be postponed until 2023, in line with some recent speculation.
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For the uninitiated, the so-called paper premiere means that the RTX 4080 and 4070 may go on sale in November, but not in significant quantities. As only a few hundred pieces here or there so they sell out in the blink of an eye, but as a function of low supply, not huge demand (but considering the latter is likely to also be the case – especially with the RTX 4070 promises to be something really real exceptional – it is impossible to say what is really going on behind the scenes).
The idea – and we should emphasize again that this is all just MLID theorist – is that Nvidia wouldn’t really do a full (large volume) boot by 2023 as mentioned, but the presence of some anti-RDNA 3 GPUs in November would be more certain to convince people to wait for the RTX 4080 and 4070 instead of buying an AMD RDNA 3 product there and then. Either that or take advantage of the bargain RTX 3000 GPU – which Team Green can encourage by further driving down Ampere models, which they still need to do. sell in November.
Another alternative that MLID is proposing is that Nvidia may not go on a paper route and may decide that a “controlled leak” of a seriously tempting nature, perhaps around the promising RTX 4070 or 4080 – or both – may be enough to generate interest. in front of potential buyers and keep them away from buying RDNA 3.
These theories about forcing people to hold back, one way or another, make sense, and Nvidia certainly needs to consider what happens when AMD pushes RDNA 3 out in a few months – as the RTX 4090 won’t be enough to keep the GPU grounded.
No matter how impressive its performance proves, Lovelace’s flagship product will continue to be a very niche (seriously expensive) product, so Nvidia will need more to live up to its position as a desktop GPU giant (it’s dominant power by far compared to AMD). Team Green certainly does not want this to affect the public perception of GPU dominance.