Nvidia’s next GPU architecture would normally come in 2022, but it might be delayed due to supply chain delays and chip manufacturing shortages.
Nvidia graphics cards are in high demand and everyone wants the latest and best GPUs available, making the need for gamers building new rigs to know when a new model is being released all the more important. No one wants to purchase a new video card only to see the next generation launch a week later, bringing higher performance at the same price.
Nvidia’s very first GeForce graphics card was the GeForce 256 in 1999, although the company had already been making GPUs for a number of years. Nvidia was founded by Jensen Huang who left a position at AMD designing microprocessors to explore the potential of GPUs to revolutionize computing as well as gaming. The GeForce cards continued to see improvement and refinement over the years before reaching the GeForce RTX 20-series, the first GPU to feature real-time ray tracing capabilities. This is still one of the top achievements in GPU design and a core part of the latest GeForce cards.
Nvidia typically updates its GPU architecture every one to two years. For example, the GeForce GTX 10-series first appeared in 2016 and it was not until 2018 before the RTX 20-series was released. One of the biggest updates ever came in 2020 and saw the GeForce RTX 30-series blow away everything that came before. Earlier GPUs often got annual updates but the improvements were not as impressive. 2020 was also the year that COVID-19 began to shake up the global supply chain, and the effects are still being felt. Normally, a GPU architecture update would have been expected to arrive this year but that is uncertain at the moment. New cards based on the GeForce RTX 30-series were announced by Nvidia at CES in January, including the RTX 3050 as a ‘low-cost’ model, and new laptop GPUs, the RTX 3070 Ti and 3080 Ti. No new cards based upon the RTX 30-series are expected this year. If a new architecture does appear in 2022, it would likely come in September, following the pattern of the RTX 20 and 30-series.
Are Nvidia Cards Just For Gaming?
GPUs are designed to run the same process across a vast amount of data simultaneously, known as parallel computing. By comparison, a CPU has a relatively tiny number of cores or threads for processing, optimizing for general computing that requires big changes in what is done next based on the previous result. Intel and AMD are leaders in PC chip design for sequential processing and a single thread blasts through its task at incredible speed.
Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3090 GPU can simultaneously perform operations on over 10,000 cores. The best CPUs from Intel and AMD count threads in double-digit figures, meaning a GPU will crush a CPU in parallel processing. That is what makes these chips ideal for gaming, graphics processing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cryptocurrency mining. Unfortunately, the latter purpose tends to create a high demand for the most expensive and latest Nvidia cards.
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