Written by Metal Messiah
It appears that the Taiwanese media outlet “DigiTimes” has claimed that both AMD and NVIDIA are rumored and expected to launch their next-generation GPUs this coming September.
According to DigiTimes:
“” With AMD and Nvidia set to launch their next-generation GPUs in September, graphics cards vendors are expected to cut prices for older-generation products, stimulating demand further in third-quarter 2020 “”
Even though they haven’t mentioned the word “gaming GPUs’, the only next-generation GPU which Nvidia is going to unveil is the Ampere “Geforce” Gaming series. They have already announced the Ampere “Tensor Core” architecture lineup.
When it comes to AMD, their next-generation GPU could be the CDNA-based “Arcturus” card, aka the Radeon Instinct MI100 accelerator. This should compete with the recently announced NVIDIA A100 accelerator in compute/HPC/AI tasks.
AMD previously promised to launch “Big Navi” later this year, but no exact dates were given. But according to this news, we might also see “Gaming” cards land sooner than expected.
According to Digitimes both Nvidia and AMD are going to “launch” their next-gen cards, which could also possibly mean a product “availability“. It is possible that both the red and green camps are going to announce and “launch” these products soon.
So yeah, we can expect next-gen gaming cards to hit the shelves. I wouldn’t be surprised if this happens, since the launch timeline is similar to and matches the previous launch/announcement dates.
NVIDIA released the GeForce RTX 20 series in September 2018, and after that the RTX 20 SUPER series were released in July 2019. On the other hand, AMD has not released any “major” graphics card in almost 9-10 months.