Nvidia's RTX 30 series next year? Nvidia has ordered time for advanced production.

According to DigiTimes, a Taiwanese newspaper with an established source network in Southeast Asia's semiconductor industry and major technology companies, Nvidia will be on track with its next-generation RTX card in the RTX 30 series.

Nvidia's RTX 30 series next year? Nvidia has ordered time for advanced production.
Nvidia's RTX 30 series next year? Nvidia has ordered time for advanced production.

They write that a launch is likely to happen next year, i.e., during 2020.

It's not unthinkable, considering that it's been a year since Nvidia first revealed the RTX 20 series.

Manufactured with 7-nanometer technology

The newspaper must know that Nvidia has ordered production time at Samsung's factories. They have also been informed that the graphics chips will be produced with Samsung's so-called 7-nanometer EUV process. From the earlier, we also know that the RTX 30 series is based on Nvidia's Ampere architecture.

Today's RTX 20 series graphics card - also known as the Turing family - is produced with a 12-nanometer process, then with the TSMC company.

No matter which manufacturer Nvidia chooses, it is interesting here that we have a source that confirms that Nvidia will launch new cards based on 7 nanometers, and thus do not wait until, for example, someone is ready with a 5-nanometer process that would have taken longer.

Will provide more efficient and powerful graphics cards
Many looked forward to today's RTX 20 series that was released last fall, but just as many were probably disappointed with the very high prices Nvidia took. The RT and Tensor cores, which are responsible for the card's beam tracking and image upscaling, have undoubtedly part of the blame for this. These technologies led Nvidia to make very large graphics chips, and as is known, large graphics chips are both more difficult and more expensive to produce than small ones.

With a transition to 7 nanometers manufacturing, we can hope that Nvidia will reap a higher percentage of working graphics chips from the factory. When these will offer higher density between transistors than during 12nm process, we can probably look for more energy efficient cards that generate less heat, as well as higher performance.

The result can be cheaper graphics cards, or at least less expensive graphics cards. There are many indications that Nvidia has not sold as many RTX 20 cards as expected, and with the competitor AMD on the warpath with new more efficient graphics cards - without radiation tracking - we can at least hope that Nvidia will meet better this time.
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