NVIDIA's Next-Gen 7nm Ampere GPUs Rumored for 2020

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    Japanese communications company Mynavi published a piece on New Year’s Day stating NVIDIA has chosen Samsung’s 7nm EUV process for its next-generation GPUs, which will reportedly be based on the “Ampere” architecture. According to the given timelines for sampling, successors to the Turing-based RTX cards could very well be released in 2020. TweakTown notes that AMD will beat NVIDIA with the world’s first 7nm GPU, however; the site claims Navi will launch this summer.

    NVIDIA will reportedly be using Samsung's new 7nm extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV) process that uses a plasma laser to drive silicon material into 7nm transistor structures. AMD will have the world's first GPU on 7nm beating NVIDIA to the punch, with its upcoming Navi GPU launching in July 2019 according to our sources. NVIDIA's new GPU architecture on 7nm should end up being Ampere, which will succeed the current Turing GPU architecture inside of the new RTX-powered cards.
     
  2. Bigshrimp

    Bigshrimp Limp Gawd

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    Looking to see what AMD cooks up at 7nm.
     
  3. nimer

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    I'd simply like to have uniformity when describing process sizes in marketing
     
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  4. motqalden

    motqalden [H]ard|DCOTM Feb 2018, June 2019

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    This could be fantastic, but the price will be retarded probably. Hopefully AMD releases something meaningful, to give this some competition in the mid - high.
     
  5. Vercinaigh

    Vercinaigh Gawd

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    Not really possible, too much involved in it.
     
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  6. Kor

    Kor 2[H]4U

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    I'm assuming that EUV allows for higher transistor density at 7nm? Few other reasons to move away from TSMC at this point.
     
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  7. nimer

    nimer n00b

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    I respect its borderline magic.... I dont know anywhere enough to be able to dispute you.
     
  8. ChadD

    ChadD [H]ardness Supreme

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    It think AMD may have outplayed Nvidia pretty hard abdicating the high end for a few years.

    IMO the "high end" market is only getting smaller and smaller.

    If AMDs navi are even 90% as good as the rumors and represent console performance for the next 4-6 years. "High end" will shrink even more, especially if PS5 generation consoles are delivering Ray Tracing and other eye candy features. We are at a point where high end really really means high end. 10 years ago high end video card meant todays mid range price, and a decent monitor. Now high end card prices are sky high and are completely pointless without equal high end displays. Mainly because mid range cards now deliver enough performance to drive most peoples displays to the refresh rate. Jumping from a mid range class card to a high end card used to provide a jump in performance even on decent monitors.

    With Navi if it preforms to the realistic side of the rumors will be giving people real mid range cards capable of driving 1449 120 monitors to refresh. People still sporting 1080 (and its still the majority I believe) will be able to hit their high refreshs perhaps even with the more entry level cards. So high end is going to be the smallest bit of the pie it has ever been. I don't believe the majority of gamers are really buying 4k 120 refresh monitors today..

    Still it would be nice if AMD surprised everyone with a "high end" navi part. Instead of having to wait for Nvidia to push the first real next gen fab high end part next year.
     
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  9. Armenius

    Armenius I Drive Myself to the [H]ospital

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    TSMC is also supposed to be doing EUV, I thought. Regardless, from what I've seen the gate pitch is supposed to be tighter on Samsung's process than it is on TSMC's.
     
  10. Vercinaigh

    Vercinaigh Gawd

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    Trust me, I wish it were, it'd make things so much easier to understand. XD
     
  11. polonyc2

    polonyc2 [H]ard as it Gets

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    so what's Nvidia releasing in 2019 to go against Navi?
     
  12. DPI

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    Actual products.
     
  13. lostinseganet

    lostinseganet [H]ard|Gawd

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    Like 4 different variants of the Nvidia 2060. All their other stuff is just that far ahead....