Please note that this post is tagged as a rumor.
Igor Wallossek leaks yet another material from AIBs.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 (3090/3080) to enter mass production in August, launching September?
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series might launch in September, new rumors from Igor’sLAB indicate. According to the data provided in two of his posts, NVIDIA is currently evaluating the design of its high-end GeForce Ampere series.
The cooler design that was leaked this week is not actually the final design, which let’s be honest was to be expected. What Igor learned is that this design is just one of the two currently being evaluated by NVIDIA. The decision which design will end up in the actual product will be made in July, during the Design Validation Test.
Igor clearly stated that the information he posted is based on the launch schedule he saw during previous launches. This part is clearly not a leak, but more like an estimation.
|BOM release||Bill Of Materials Release||Mai / June|
|EVT||Engineering Validation Test||End of June to beginning of July|
|DVT||Design Validation Test||Early to mid-July|
|WS||Working Sample||Mid or End of July|
|EMI Test||Electromagnetic Interference Test||Mid or End of July|
|PVT||Production Validation Test||End of July to beginning of August|
|PVT sorting||Beginning of August|
|PPBIOS||Meals the final source BIOS||Beginning of august|
|Ramp & MP||Start of mass production (FE)||August|
|Launch||Media Event and first Benchmarks||September|
The Ampere “power bill”
We have also learned that the chart posted by Igor earlier this week (and attached below), is actually from NVIDIA. This chart was provided to board partners for early development. It does not have the exact values though, because it would certainly reveal the source. Also bear in mind that in the original chart had Total Board Power was wrongly labeled as Total Graphics Power. The TGP only indicates how much power is used by the GPU, not the whole board.
|Estimated power consumption / losses|
|Total Board Power||350 watts|
|24 GB GDDR6X memory (GA_0180_P075_120X140, 2.5 watts per module)||-60 watts|
|MOSFET, Inductor, Caps NVDD (GPU Voltage)||-26 watts|
|MOSFET, Inductor, Caps FBVDDQ (Framebuffer Voltage)||-6 watts|
|MOSFET, Inductor, Caps PEXVDD (PCIExpress Voltage)||-2 watts|
|Other voltages, input section (AUX)||-4 watts|
|Fans, Other Power||-7 watts|
|PCB losses||-15 watts|
|GPU power||approx. 230 watts|