We have new details about Nvidia’s next graphics architecture, Ampere, which we know from COVID Kress, Nvidia’s CFO, that this architecture had a development time of three years, and together with a cutting-edge process such as 7nm, not only indicated that this architecture will give life to the ” most powerful GPU in the history of Nvidia “, but with respect to the graphics products available on the market there will be a huge leap in performance.
To be exact, Colette noted that the Nvidia Ampere graphics will represent the biggest graphics performance leap in history ” far outperforming other GPUs .”
For now, the only existing Ampere product is GA100 silicon, manufactured @ 7nm by TSMC where in 826mm2 it is capable of integrating 54.2 billion transistors, almost 1.6x more than the 21.1 billion that made up its predecessor, the GV100 manufactured @ 12nm. Despite the 7nm, the energy consumption increases to 400W (+ 33%), which shows the power of the new architecture, since it offers a performance of up to 20x times higher than the GV100.
Now we just have to wait to know the first consumer graphics products, that is, the Nvidia GeForce RTX @ 7nm graphics cards under the ampere architecture. According to rumors, Nvidia will present its first graphic product for the masses in September. Rumors also indicate that the first GPU to be announced would be the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, which would be 40 percent faster than the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, while the performance improvement running RayTracing technology would be multiplied by four.