Source Nvidia: The last flagship card from the 30-series.
Itís hard to believe that on September 17 2022 the RTX 30-series GPUs from Nvidia will already be two years old. That date might be more important than just a sign of how time flies by. According to well-regarded tipster Kopite7kimi the 40-series these new CPUs might arrive as early July 2022, but at least somewhere during Q3 which puts that mid-September period within the range of possibilities.
Since we are (allegedly) getting these GPUs soon, it makes sense that more and more leaks will appear as they move towards an official release date, so letís recap some of the juicy information about the upcoming Ada Lovelace architecture.
What Do We Know About These Cards?
Everyone expects that there will be at least three cards at launch: a 4060, 4070, and 4080. Nvidia has followed this three-tier pattern for some time. However, they did break the mold by launching the RTX 3090 alongside the 3080 back in 2020.
A leak in late March 2022 suggests that there are in fact five cards coming: AD102, AD103, AD104, AD106, and AD107. No one knows which GPUs represent which cards. However, itís a fairly safe bet that AD102 and AD103 are the 4090 and 4080 respectively,
AD104 makes sense as a 4070, but what would the missing AD105 be? If itís a Ti model then it would be the 4060 Ti, with the AD106 representing the 4060 and the AD107 representing the 4050. This is all pure speculation, but it would be weird to see the 4050 at launch since Nvidia has historically waited with the entry-level budget GPU.
The Ada Lovelace Architecture
Lovelace is an architecture purportedly based on a 5nm process. This promises significant gains, but according to leaker TtLexington the jump could be 70% or even 100% compared to 30-series GPUs.
This does match up to separate rumors that the AD102 GPU offers a whopping 66.4 TF, nearly doubling that of the 3090.
Tomís Hardware summarised the information for the top three SKUs in this table: