NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4000 Series Information: What We Know So Far

By Published On: October 27, 2021Categories: Gaming, News, Rumors

We all have experienced the hardships that COVID-19 and scalpers have brought upon us with trying to obtain the 3000 series GPUs and other new hardware. However, in just under a year, it is rumored that we will have the 4000 series by the end of 2022. For those who have already managed to obtain a 3000 series GPU, there is no reason to justify trying to gain a new one yet. If anything, it’s always great to skip a generation. For those who have been unlucky, this may be a good chance to upgrade if they manage to somehow make it available for consumers to buy safely free of scalpers.

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What We Know So Far

The 3000 series was released just last year in Q4 of 2020 and obtaining it was a disaster, to say the least. It would have been a win for Nvidia with the 30 percent increase in performance at a cheaper price than the 2000 series if consumers were able to beat the bots. Now we will see the 3000 Super series as well as the 4000 in 2022. There is no information in regards to an official release date yet for either of these product lines, but we do have some insight for performance and specs. Given the release of specs on the 3000 Superseries alone, I can’t imagine what scalpers will try to do to the market. Not to mention rather than using the Ampere architecture, we get to see their new microarchitecture named Ada Lovelace for the 4000 series, which will be on a 5nm fabrication process. Rumors have that it will deliver way more performance with less power utilization. Prices have not been announced, but there is a chance Nvidia could stay with the same price structure as the previous release. However, according to PC Magazine, there are talks due to the 5nm jump with the new microarchitecture of a price increase.

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Chip Shortage and Scalping Potential

Due to the semiconductor chip shortage, there is no telling what 2022 will look like let alone the availability of the 4000 series. Some might say it’s because of the shortage that scalpers are causing mayhem in the availability of products. The 30 series alone sells for over $1,000 for the entry-level GPU. While Samsung is planning to build a new chip manufacturer in the US and TSMC has plans for growing investments for manufacturing, there’s no telling how much that will benefit the production or whether it will be enough to combat the scalpers. Hopefully, Nvidia and retailers can work on new methods to help consumers obtain new products without the hassle of bots.

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