Nvidia recently shared a teaser on their official Twitter account, and while the green team did not reveal any additional details, we can only assume that this teaser is for its upcoming Ampere RTX 30 series graphics cards. We have been hearing a lot of rumors on the exact release date and purported specs of these upcoming Ampere cards.
Now, according to TweakTown’s internal sources in the industry, both the custom-design graphics cards (AIBs) based on the Ampere architecture will launch alongside the ‘Founders Edition’ cards (which features a reference design). This means Gamers don’t have to wait for third-party custom AIB cards to launch at a later date, which might also offer better cooling for the PCB and the card itself.
According to TweakTown, custom models will be launching alongside the Founders Edition models, or at the very least, very shortly after the FE cards ship. NVIDIA board partners have already confirmed this to TweakTown. It appears that AIBs have been actively developing these custom board cards for weeks, so we can expect them to be ready for launch next month.
Two Ampere board designs were also leaked before, the GA102 GPU: ‘PG133’ and ‘PG132’. The former is exclusive to the Founders Edition SKU, and we have already seen some of the Founders Edition SKUs having an irregular-shaped PCB in previous leaks. PG132 board will most likely be adopted by Custom AIB models, which are expected to have the reference PCB, along with a custom cooling solution.
NVIDIA’s upcoming RTX 3000 series Ampere cards might also be built on the Samsung’s 8nm process node. Nvidia has also stated that gamers should expect Ampere graphics cards to arrive on the GeForce Now streaming service. Renders of the ASUS ROG Strix custom GPU were already leaked before. Nvidia has also recently ceased the production of the RTX 20 series of GPUs to make room for the Ampere lineup.
There was also chatter on the web that NVIDIA’s upcoming RTX 30 Series Ampere gaming GPUs may utilize a new 12-Pin power connector interface. We have already seen power consumption figures exceeding 300 Watts on some of the Ampere cards before. The cooler and the heatsink also appear to be a huge update over the traditional reference design that NVIDIA has offered over the years.
According to a recent report by GamersNexus, the RTX 30 series will reportedly be revealed on September 9th. There is a possibility that NVIDIA could announce these cards on September 9th, followed by an official launch on September 17th.
Stay tuned for more!