NVIDIA's next generation gaming line includes the GeForce RTX 4090, RTX 4080, and RTX 4070, which are expected to launch in Q3 and Q4 2022, according to previous sources.
Recently, according to leaker Kopite7kimi, NVIDIA will launch the GeForce RTX 4090 first, followed by the GeForce RTX 4080 and RTX 4070. Now there are more reports that this timeline may indeed be real. According to previous rumors, the GeForce RTX 40 series launch event is likely to take place around mid-July. Please note that this is only an announcement, while the actual availability of each graphics card is planned for between Q3 and Q4 2022.
The GeForce RTX 4090 will be introduced first, followed by its siblings the RTX 4080 and RTX 4070. If you remember the release of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series, NVIDIA also announced three of its ampere cards, the RTX 3090, RTX 3080, and RTX 3070, on the same day. However, they were released weeks apart.
NVIDIA first launched the GeForce RTX 3080 on the market, followed by the RTX 3090 and RTX 3070. A few months later, the mainstream RTX 3060 card came out. This time, however, NVIDIA is said to be focusing first on high-end graphics cards such as the GeForce RTX 4090. We could use a similar release schedule to the RTX 30 series, with a few weeks between releases. So while these cards could be released as early as July 2022, the RTX 4090 will be available by August, the GeForce RTX 4080 by September, and the RTX 4070 by October
The three graphics cards in the GeForce RTX 40 series are expected to feature different Ada Lovelace GPU designs, with the RTX 4090 using the top AD102 SKU and the RTX 4080 using the AD103 SKU, The RTX 4070 is expected to use an AD104 GPU SKU. In its most recent earnings call, Nvidia said demand for graphics cards in the crypto space had dried up. The AD102 and AD103 Gpus are expected to use the same PCB PG139, but the SKU will be slightly different from the RTX 4090 using the PG139-330 SKU and the RTX 4080 using the PG139-360 SKU. The RTX 4070, on the other hand, will be based on a completely different board.
The company has been trying to reignite interest in gaming for its GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards through various marketing campaigns, such as the "restock and reload" campaign we saw this month. This attempt was most likely an attempt to ship as many RTX 30 GPU units as possible before migrating to the new GeForce RTX 40 series product line. Greymon55 also anticipates that the GeForce RTX 40 series will be available on MSRP and will not be as expensive as existing lines.