Is Nvidia planning to push back the release of the RTX 4000 series until December? Even though it’s just a rumor, the excess supply of current-generation cards and consumers’ reduced spending as the cost of living rises do indicate AMD might launch sooner than its competitor by a month or two.
Moore’s Law is Dead, a YouTube channel, claims that Nvidia is thinking about delaying the release of the RTX 4000 (Ada Lovelace) cards until November or even December. Although it’s best to take most rumors from unnamed sources in the industry with a grain of salt, there have been some indications that a postponement might be imminent.
Furthermore, a recent report from Asia claimed that Nvidia is facing lower demand for the RTX 4000 series due to consumers’ more restrained spending, which is a result of the cost of living increasing due to rising inflation and fuel prices. For its next-generation consumer cards, the company has switched back to TSMC from Samsung, but it now wants to postpone those 5nm orders.
Another factor is the collapse of the cryptocurrency market, which has caused a glut of cheap ex-mining cards on eBay. Price-conscious customers might prefer to save a few hundred dollars by choosing a used Ampere card instead of Lovelace because it is anticipated to carry a hefty premium.
If Nvidia really waits until December to release Lovelace, AMD’s Radeon RX 7000-series graphics cards would likely debut first, possibly between October and November.