CES 2019 begins in two days and while NVIDIA will host its keynote later today, AMD will host its keynote this Wednesday. And while we have a small idea of what we can expect from AMD, Tweaktown has reported that NVIDIA’s next-generation Ampere GPU will be launching in 2020 and not in 2019.
Now since the following information has not been confirmed yet, I strongly suggest taking it with a grain of salt.
Tweaktown claims that NVIDIA will release Ampere in 2020 and will be using Samsung’s new 7nm extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV) process that uses a plasma laser to drive silicon material into 7nm transistor structures. On the other hand, AMD will beat NVIDIA to the 7nm race as it will launch its Navi GPUs later this year.
This basically could mean that NVIDIA will not release any new high-end GPU this year, though we could see a refresh/rebrand of the RTX2080Ti. Still, Ampere is said to arrive in 2020 and from what we know the green team will launch the RTX2060 during CES 2019.
As for AMD, Tweaktown claims that the Navi GPUs will arrive in July 2019, so we can all expect the red team to officially announce its new gaming GPUs in a couple of days during its CES 2019 keynote. That is of course if this rumour is legit.
But anyway, we’ll find out in a couple of days AMD’s GPU plans (which to be honest are as interesting as its CPU plans) so stay tuned for more!