Our attention is focused on Nvidia’s new 4000 Series graphics cards, which were revealed at CES this year, and we’d like to know when they will be available.
In light of the high hopes for the next generation of graphics cards, here is all you need to know about what to expect when it is released.
It’s an exciting moment to be a GPU enthusiast. It has become more difficult, if not impossible, to obtain graphics cards from throughout the world because of supply concerns. However, there are still high hopes that the RTX 4000 series will be released soon. Nvidia is yet to make an official announcement. Despite this, there are still rumors, leaks, and the sad data breach at Nvidia after they were hacked. What we know so far regarding Nvidia’s RTX 4000 series can be found here.
Nvidia RTX 4000 Release Date Predictions
The 4000 chipsets haven’t been officially announced by Nvidia yet, so there’s no word on when it’ll be available. However, there are some hints that these will appear in 2022.
In the first place, Nvidia has a track record of regularly launching new architectures. In 2020, the Ampere-based 3000 series was released. There had been Turing-based GPUs for two years before this.
Lovelace (the name given to the new architecture for the 4000 series) is expected to be released in September by well-respected leaker Greymon55. However, the RDNA 3 cards’ release date is still uncertain.
After reading this tweet, Greymon55 reacted by saying that the RTX 4000 series could follow a similar release order to that of the Ampere’, which would suggest that the RTX 4090 and 4080 will be released first, followed by the RTX 4070 later on.
Twitter user RetiredEngineer referred to a report from the DigiTimes in his tweets. The year 2022 is also mentioned in this article as a possible release date. Also in Q3 of 2022, kopite7kimi predicts the arrival of the 4090, 4080, and 4070 CUDA GPUs. If this is accurate, then the release window may be from July to September.
For those keeping track of the third quarter, well-known leaker kopite7kimi has hinted recently at an ‘early Q3’ release, which could imply that we see cards sooner rather than later in the quarter. It’s believed that the most popular cards will be the most expensive ones when they go on sale.
But according to WCCFTech, Nvidia may have delayed the release date of the RTX 4090 until October 2022 instead of September, and the rest of the cards will be released one month at a time until CES 2023 when the RTX 4060 will be unveiled.
According to WCCFTech’s source, the RTX 4000 series cards’ release date has been delayed by one month. Nvidia may want to sell as many of the RTX 3000 series cards as they can before they release the new ones, thus this excuse is given.
As previously reported by Moore’s Law Is Dead, the projected release date of the RTX 4000 series stock has been moved out to December from October.
Retailers are concerned that they won’t be able to make a profit on their excess supply of RTX 3000 series cards. However, MLID has noted that the announcement date may not be affected, but the actual day you’ll be able to get your hands on a card may be altered. Putting merchants in a bind where they’re pushing new cards while still having a significant surplus of older stock on discount could be a problem for Nvidia if they release the cards too early.
The release schedule of the RTX 4000 series of cards may be different from that of the prior RTX 3000 series, according to kopite7kimi. The RTX 4090 would be the first to go on sale, followed by the RTX 4080 and RTX 4070.
Internal and external testing of the RTX 4000 cards has recently begun, which would line up with if partners received their samples in the summer of 2022, ahead of an autumn 2022 launch. Fingers crossed that all goes as planned.
Intriguingly, Nvidia is said to have ceased shipping the RTX 3080 12GB model to its board partners (via Zed Wang). Although conjecture, it’s worth mentioning that Nvidia has recently been able to offer the RTX 3000 series cards at retail price, and this could lead to additional GPUs being removed in the future.
In light of the global economic downturn, waning interest in PC gaming, and the collapse of cryptocurrency prices, Team Green has reportedly reduced the quantity of 5nm chips it plans to acquire from TSMC, to avoid a shortage of cards (via VideoCardz).
It’s possible that TSMC would postpone shipment of the RTX 4000 series by a quarter, which would indicate a further delay in the launch date of the new graphics cards, even though Nvidia has already committed to the chipmaker and dropped Samsung.
Until Nvidia releases an official statement, we should take this information with a grain of salt. However, it appears that the second half of 2022 will be the most likely timeframe.