NVIDIA Ampere Gaming Video Cards to Be Launched in August

WhenChinesesourcespublishedphotosoftheallegedcoolingsystemforNVIDIAAmperegraphicscardsinthereferenceversion, theGermanresourceIgorsLABmadeitclearthatthisleakangeredNVIDIA, andthereforethereisnodoubtaboutthereliabilityofthephotos. NowthereisinformationthattheproductionofreferencevideocardsstartsinAugust.

TheunusualcoolingsystemofthenewproductsintriguednotonlytheVneckoftheprintedcircuitboard, butalsothedifferentorientationsofthetwofansincludedinitscomposition. Thisversionofthecoolingsysteminvolvedtheuseofacopperbasewithfourheatpipes. WhileNVIDIAstillhastheopportunitytochoosewhichversionofthecoolingsystemcanbeputintoseriesintheproductionofstandarddesigngraphicscards. Thesourceclaimsthatthephotowasnotyetshownthemostexpensiveoption. Amoreadvancedversionofthecoolerisequippedwithanevaporativecamera.



Informationaboutthecostofsuchacoolingsystem, inthecontextofwhichthesumof $ 150appeared, shouldnotbedirectlytransferredtothepossibleretailcostofserialvideocards. Perhapsitwasaquestionofthemanufacturerscostlevelinunitproduction, whichwillinevitablydecreasewhentheproductislaunchedinseries. NVIDIAshouldchoosewhichcoolertoequipAmperefamilyreferencecardsbyJulyofthisyear. MassproductionoftheFoundersEditionseriesvideocardswillbelaunchedinAugust, andtheannouncementwilltakeplaceinSeptember. Thentherewillbeindependentreviewsofnewproducts.

Apparently, theproblemofchoicenowfacesNVIDIAonlywhendeterminingthedesignfeaturesofvideocardsbasedonthePG133printedcircuitboardtheonethatwillformthebasisofthereferenceproducts. Forpartners, shestockedanalternativedesign (PG132) witharectangularprintedcircuitboardwithalengthofnotmorethan213mm. Videocardsbasedonitwillappearlaterthanthereferenceones, andthereforeareunlikelytobeintimefortheSeptemberannouncement.