According to current plans, the Geforce RTX 4080, RTX 4070 and RTX 4060 will not be available until next year.
The successor to the popular RTX 3080 will probably not come until 2023.
A postponement of the upcoming RTX 4000 graphics cards has been haunted by the rumor mill for a long time. A two-month shift was originally assumed, but the new Geforce GPUs could even not appear until next year. Twitter leaker Greymon55 assumes that this year
only the RTX 4090
(Ti) as the flagship of Nvidia’s new graphics card generation. These graphics cards rely on the fast GPU chip AD102. According to the leaker, the slower versions with AD103, AD104 and AD106 in the form of the Geforce RTX 4080, RTX 4070 or RTX 4060 should not appear until next year.
Expensive and without alternative
This left demanding gamers with only the RTX 4090 or RTX 4090 Ti for an upgrade this year. Price-conscious players, on the other hand, would have to be patient. Normally, Nvidia always released the XX80 series cards first. Only then did the flagships follow in the form of the Geforce RTX xx90 and the Titan cards intended for workstations.
According to Greymon55, the reason for the shift could be overly full warehouses with RTX 3000 graphics cards. The flagship Geforce RTX 4090 would not compete as much with these surplus cards. Problems with chip production or with the supply chains could also be a cause. However, there are currently no concrete signs of this. The postponement could therefore have purely strategic reasons. With the release of the Geforce RTX 4090, Nvidia could at least counter the upcoming RX 7000 graphics cards from AMD with a GPU. Nvidia may also decide to release the new RTX 4000 cards together.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4000: Everything about performance, price and release