Please note that this post is tagged as a rumor.
When is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 coming?
TLDR: We don’t know, but it should be next month!
The full version: Increased activity in the news channels in regard to the upcoming Ampere series is certainly not helping to get the most believable information. Thus, we are constantly reaching out to our sources to confirm if what is being written or said is true. In most cases – it is way too soon to confirm certain information, that includes launch dates for RTX 30 Ampere series.
In the past few weeks, we have heard it is either August or September, with more sources leaning towards the latter. The fact that August is still appearing in the rumor is rather simple. Almost 2 years ago NVIDIA introduced RTX 20 Turing series. It was on August 20, but the cards were not released until a month later, on September 20. Naturally, it is expected that NVIDIA might repeat itself with a similar launch schedule, considering how quiet the company recently has become.
Later this month we have Gamescom, which starts on August 27th. The RTX 20 Turing series was introduced a day before Gamescom 2018 officially kicked off. NVIDIA always seems to have an announcement surrounding the event. Last year it was RTX-powered games for Gamescom 2019 and new drivers. However, this year is different due to the global pandemic. There will no public event, only an online streaming show. The CEO of NVIDIA, Jensen Huang does appear to like public appearances a lot, which puts NVIDIA taking part in the show in doubt, after all, they might just do another kitchen Ampere launch themselves.
The month of August was first mentioned by Overclocking.com, to whom we have reached out to for more information. Their information does seem credible, but their story clearly refers to the announcement, if it refers to anything true at all. However, as I said earlier, it is too early to say. The RTX 2080 teaser (which some of you should still remember) for Gamescom announcement was published a week before the event (August 13), so there is still time.
The site MyDrivers now claims that Ampere is set to launch on September 17th. According to the report GeForce RTX 3070 is also expected to be released a month later than RTX 3080 series (in October). Additionally, the RTX 3060 series is now expected in November. This would be sooner than RTX x060 2 year launch cadence, since 2060 was released in January 2019.
This is the original GeForce RTX 20 Turing Series launch timeline compared to the rumored RTX 30 Ampere launch schedule:
|Rumored NVIDIA GeForce RTX Launch Schedule|
|2018||RTX 20 Series||2020||RTX 30 Series|