Want to know more about the Nvidia RTX 4070 and 4080 graphics cards in terms of their potential release date? Well Moore’s Law Is Dead (MLID), a regular source of hardware leaks on YouTube, has just discussed this topic in detail in a newly uploaded video (opens in new tab).
MLID believes the situation is that Nvidia is set to release the next-gen Lovelace in October and has told its graphics card maker partners, but exactly how that release might progress is still up in the air.
The RTX 4090 is almost 100% confirmed to arrive in October, the leaker claims, but as for the RTX 4080 and 4070, and whether there will be more than one Lovelace GPU appearing this year, Nvidia has yet to decide.
MLID notes that Nvidia still needs time to shift its current overstock RTX 3000 amid a GPU mining failure – meaning far more used Ampere graphics cards are being sold, providing unwanted competition for newer ones. stocks – as we have already seen. I heard several times in the rumor. And how quickly that sale proceeds over the next month will be crucial to the staggered rollout of the RTX 4000 GPUs.
In theory, we’ll be able to tell how things are progressing when Nvidia officially announces Lovelace: if it’s early September, things are probably going well with the RTX 3000’s stock clearance, but late September might indicate otherwise.
What MLID predicts then is Nvidia claiming the top spot in performance with the RTX 4090 in October, ahead of AMD’s next-gen RDNA 3 supposedly released in November. If the RTX 3000 stock is in good shape for October, in terms of getting it down to acceptable levels in warehouses and still on shelves, then we’ll have a full RTX 4080 and 4070 release following quickly, probably by the end of October or so. around. .
Remember, exercise a lot of skepticism with all of this, as MLID admits these are just theories, but if the opposite happens with the stock RTX 3000, and there’s still plenty out there, we could be in a situation where Nvidia only ‘paper releases’ the RTX 4080 and 4070 close to the RDNA 3 release (supposedly November). The full launch of these two GPUs could be delayed to 2023, as per some recent speculation.
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For the uninitiated, the so-called paper release means the RTX 4080 and 4070 could be on sale in November, but not in significant quantity. With only a few hundred units here or there, they will sell out in the blink of an eye, but in light of low supply rather than high demand (but seeing as the latter is likely to be the case as well – especially as the RTX 4070 promises to be something really special – there’s no telling what’s really going on behind the scenes).
The idea – and again, we should stress that this is all just MLID theorizing – is that Nvidia wouldn’t do the full (high volume) release until 2023 as mentioned, but the presence of some GPUs against RDNA 3 in November it would be safer to convince people to wait for the RTX 4080 and 4070 rather than buying an AMD RDNA 3 product right then and there. Either that, or grab a bargain RTX 3000 GPU – which Team Green could incentivize by further lowering prices on Ampere models that still need to be sold in November.
Another alternative the MLID proposes is that Nvidia might not go down the paper release route and might decide that a ‘controlled leak’ of a seriously tempting nature, perhaps around the promising RTX 4070, or the 4080 – or both – might be enough to capture interest from potential buyers and keep them away from an RDNA 3 purchase.
These theories about getting people to snooze, one way or another, make some sense, and certainly Nvidia needs to consider what will happen when AMD releases RDNA 3 in a few months – as the RTX 4090 won’t be enough. to hold the GPU floor.
No matter how impressive its performance is, the Lovelace flagship will still be a (very expensive) niche product, so Nvidia will need more than that to live up to its position as a desktop GPU giant (it’s the Dominant power gives a lot compared to AMD). Team Green certainly doesn’t want the public perception of its GPU dominance to be affected.