Following the recent news that NVIDIA’s upcoming RTX 4000 (Ada Lovelace) graphics card won’t arrive until November or even December, a new claim from a leaker makes the prediction sound slightly more optimistic. They believe that the only next-generation NVIDIA graphics card launching this year will be the RTX 4090, while the RTX 4050, 4060, 4070 and 4080 won’t arrive until 2023.
Leaker Greymon55 recently said on Twitter that the next generation product announcements/releases will be focused around September. He thinks AMD’s Radeon 7000 GPU (Raphael) will be announced next month and launched in September, while Intel’s Gen 13 Raptor Lake CPUs will be announced in September and launched in October.
As for NVIDIA, which has a large inventory, Greymon55 predicts that it will announce the AD102 GPU in September and launch the following month. The GPU is the flagship of the series and will appear in the RTX 4090 and the expected RTX 4090 Ti. As for the rest of Lovelace, it probably won’t appear until 2023.
While this sounds unlikely, there is evidence to support the claim. After years of high and low prices, the cards are priced below MSRP and in good supply – NVIDIA is reportedly discontinuing the 12GB model of the RTX 3080 and clearing out the overstocked 10GB version at a discounted price.
We’ve also seen reports that NVIDIA is looking to delay its 5nm order with TSMC for the RTX 4000 series, a result of cooling demand for expensive luxury consumer products as the cost of living and inflation rise. In addition, there has been an influx of cheap ex-mining cards hitting eBay, enticing cost-conscious gamers to take a chance.
Market and economic conditions like oversupply and current card price slippage seem to be affecting NVIDIA’s plans at least somewhat. This has led to rumors that NVIDIA is delaying the launch of the RTX 4000 series until December. While Greymon55 believes the series will arrive in October, it’s “likely” that only the RTX 4090 will land this year, which could be good news for AMD.