There are too many rumors surrounding the Nvidia GeForce RTX 30, and the last one is that Nvidia would upgrade its graphics from Samsung’s 8nm to TSMC’s 7nm. According to familiar industry sources, the volume of this transition should be “very large,” but most likely does not reflect all of Ampere’s consumer products.
The source claims that TSMC has become more ” friendly ” to Nvidia. This could be because TSMC now has available 7nm manufacturing capacity due to some of their customers have moved to 5nm (Apple), or simply because TSMC had not believed that Nvidia would consider Samsung a viable foundry alternative. , and now it could have offered better prices to attract it and stop having stock problems.
One of the reasons why Nvidia would choose TSMC’s 7nm is obvious, they want a performance improvement, to which are also added improvements in energy efficiency with respect to Samsung’s 8nm, which would allow improving their products, and any performance improvement is well appreciated in the face of the movements that AMD can make in both the consumer and professional markets, which will use TSMC’s 7nm.
Like all self-respecting rumors, we will have to wait to see if these reports are fulfilled or denied, but it had already been leaked that the GeForce RTX 3080 20GB and the GeForce RTX 3070 16GB will use new silicon, the GA103, and rumors indicate that this 7nm will not only bring these GPUs to life but also a refresh of the GeForce RTX 3090. Also with stock problems, it would be a move that helps nurture a market that has been very neglected so far.