The RTX 30 series graphics card released in early September upgraded the Ampere architecture, but the process process used Samsung 8nm, until the release of TSMC 7nm, even AIC promotional materials are 7nm, but unfortunately not in the end. NVIDIA’s GA100 core ampere calculation card is TSMC 7nm process, game card ampere on Samsung 8nm process, in density and energy efficiency although compared to the previous 12nm upgrade, but with 7nm process still has a certain gap, after all, 7nm process advanced generation.
How do you follow up? Taiwan media recently had a saying that NVIDIA will be in 2021 ampere GPU orders – that is, the new RTX 30 series game cards also turned to the 7nm process, and a lot of orders.
As for the reasons for the transfer, on the one hand, TSMC’s 7nm chip offer in 2021 will be more popular, on the other hand, to avoid risks, Samsung’s 8nm production capacity is still a bit of a problem.
This report is not yet certain whether it is true or false, but for NVIDIA, the simultaneous use of different processes in the same generation of GPUs is nothing new, as has been the case on Pascal graphics cards at 14nm and 16nm nodes.
Although no details have been provided, if NVIDIA does turn the game card to the 7nm process next year, the new RTX 30 series graphics card will not be the current name, you can boldly guess that next year’s 7nm ampere game card should be rtX 30 Super series, or even become a new generation of RTX 40 series is not inevitable, because the process changes are very big.