Let's check all the details about the Upcoming Graphics Cards by Nvidia, AMD, and Intel. The exciting season to buy new Graphics cards may be returning in 2022.
We hope a fall in Cryptocurrency prices may trigger better supply and pricing of GPUs globally.
Also, Intel is entering the discrete GPU market with the Intel ARC graphics card that may also ease the pressure on the supply chain. Finally, gamers may have access to affordable Graphics cards.
Nvidia may reveal the RTX 4000 series GPU, and AMD can launch the new RDNA 3 GPUs by the end of the year. However, according to the reports, we don't have to wait long for Intel's first-ever ARC alchemist GPU, as it would release soon.
Let's see the rumored specifications and features for the upcoming graphics cards.
Nvidia RTX 4000 series Graphics cards:
As per leaks, Team Green will launch the Nvidia RTX 4000 series graphics card in Q3 of 2022.
It has been a long wait since 21st September 2020, and they unveiled the RTX 3000 series GPUs.
We can expect the following RTX 4000 series GPUs from Nvidia this year:
- RTX 4060
- RTX 4070
- RTX 4080
- RTX 4090
Specifications And Features for Nvidia RTX 4000 series GPU:
The forthcoming dedicated GPUs use the latest and advanced architecture with the codename 'Lovelace.' The name was given to the new architectural design after the historical figure - Ada Lovelace. She was a renowned Mathematician and English scholar who worked with Charles Babbage (Father of Computer).
Moreover, according to the DigiTimes - Chinese Publication, the new GPU series will be manufactured using the TSMC's 5nm node. In contrast, the existing RTX 3000 series GPUs are based on the 8 nm architecture process. Nvidia will first launch the RTX 4090, 4080 and will later launch the RTX 4060 and 4070. The RTX cards can launch in the second half of 2022 and will be available around September or October ahead of the festive season.
The RTX 3080 had a performance bump of around 70% over the RTX 2080. While rumors claim that the 4080 could have twice the performance of the 3080, I am a bit skeptical and think a 70 to 80% boost will be a good differentiator for Nvidia.
One of the reports suggests that RTX 4090 could have 18432 Cuda Cores instead of the 10496 Cores on the RTX 3090. Also, the energy consumption is expected to increase at least by 80 to 100% for the upcoming cards.
Nvidia can also use the new GDDR6X VRAM to get a faster memory throughput. Also, there will be improvements to DLSS and Ray Tracing in the upcoming GPUs to make the 8K gaming a reality in 2022-23.
Pricing And Availability:
The first Nvidia Graphics card to be released could be the premium Nvidia RTX 4090. The RTX 3090 costs over $2500 in most countries (in India, it costs over $3000), and the price for the RTX 4090 could be in a similar range if silicon shortage and demand continues as it is. The RTX 4080 could easily cost over $1000 in the market, but Nvidia could have an MSRP of close to $699.
Let's look at what AMD is cooking.
AMD RDNA 3 Graphics Card:
The Red team will use the TSMC's 5 Nm manufacturing process for the RDNA 3 and Zen 4. It will be a giant leap from the current 7Nm manufacturing process AMD uses for its CPUs and GPUs.
Moreover, AMD has been lagging for a long time. The AMD Radeon 7970 and 7950 (I still have one of these) bested the Nvidia GTX 580 and GTX 680.
AMD has struggled to keep up in performance, features (DLSS or Ray Tracing), or energy efficiency in the recent past.
We may expect the new Graphics card from AMD in H2 2022, though it could get a little due to semiconductor shortage.
Notably, it is also rumored that we may get Playstation 5 Pro with RDNA 3 and Zen 4. However, we have to wait until the official confirmations.
Specifications And Features for AMD RDNA 3 GPU:
According to the leaks, the new AMD dedicated GPU could offer more than 50% per watt performance jump using the RDNA3 architecture.
The rumors also state that the RDNA 3 may have a chiplet design that has been used in Ryzen processors. Chiplet design is a secret formula by the Red Team that enhances the core performance; however, this type of design may increase latency though it can lower the GPU cost.
Moreover, Navi 31 could be the new RDNA 3 GPU series. The data also states that the company will use dual graphics core dies on 5 nm and one multi-cache die on a 6 nm chipset. Also, it may have two chiplets with 80 Compute Units each.
The graphics card can have Work Group Processors (WGP), and this design includes 12 shader arrays and six shader engines. The high-end GPU AMD can likely launch AMD RX 7900 XT. As per reports from Kityy YYUko, RDNA 3 would be 3X faster than RDNA2.
Pricing And Availability:
The AMD RDNA 3 graphics card's launch is likely near the Nvidia RTX 4000 series. During an investor call, Lisa Su (AMD CEO) said that the new GPU lineup would unveil in Q2 2022. Pricing for the new cards will entirely depend on the crypto craze at launch.
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Intel Alchemist ARC Graphics Cards:
Intel is entering the Graphics card Arena after decades of watching it from the sidelines. The Intel CEO Patrick Paul Gelsinger is pushing for innovations at Intel, and the discreet GPU lineup could be a significant revenue churner for the company in the future. Nvidia has 80% of the GPU market share, whereas AMD has a 20%. Intel wants a slice of the market with its new Graphics cards expected to release this year.
The company has showcased the ARC Alchemist GPU, and also, the Intel Senior executive has posted a photo of the card with a desktop running Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
Specifications And Features for Intel Alchemist GPU:
As per the rumors, we can get three Alchemist GPUs from Intel, including A300, A500, and A700. The A300 will use the DG2-128, and the A500 and A700 will use the DG2-384 and 512 GPU, respectively.
The A300 series GPUs can have 1,024 shaders and 6 GB VRAM with 14 Gbps memory speed and 128-bit bus-width.
The A500 series could have 3,072 shaders, 12 GB VRAM, 16 Gbps memory frequency, and 192-bit memory bus-width. Lastly, the premium A700 series could offer 16 GB VRAM and 256-bit memory bus-width, and 4,096 shaders.
The Intel GPUs will come with XESS (Xe Super Sampling), similar to Nvidia DLSS or the AMD FSR AI Super Sampling.
Notably, all GPUs will support Direct X12 Ultimate and has GDDR6 VRAM. Further, as per the company's report, the GPU will be manufactured using TSMC N6 process technology.
Pricing And Availability:
Intel may unveil the Intel ARC Alchemist in the H1 2022; however, the company has not disclosed anything until now regarding pricing or exact launch dates.
Concluding Thoughts: Upcoming Graphics Cards
Intel is the new kid on the block as far as the Graphics card market is concerned. But they have significant experience when it comes to making Integrated GPUs for processors.
The company will have some issues to overcome silicon shortage and supply chain.
Nevertheless, this will be an incredible time for PC gamers; we will have more choices, and hopefully, we will get a lot more performance per dollar by the end of 2022.
Written By Heena Makwana and Edited By Kanuj Sharma