The next-generation GeForce graphics cards codenamed Ampere will reportedly deliver up to 50% higher performance than the current Turing at half the power consumption.

Ampere will be manufactured with the latest 7nm process and will have both TSMC and Samsung to produce the cards. Compared, of course, to the sole TSMC production of AMD.

Turing cards are built on the TSMC 12nm FinFET manufacturing process while its competitor is already on the 7nm node. NVIDIA aims to close the gap with the Ampere series, which is expected to arrive in the second half of 2020.

If the time frame is accurate, the company will likely unveil Ampere at the annual SIGGRAPH conference, which is held in August. The Turing microarchitecture was unveiled at the conference which makes sense, along with the two-year span schedule of Nvidia.

The Ampere announcement is expected to ramp up gaming GPU and notebook sales with MSI anticipated to benefit the most with 60% of the company’s sales coming from the gaming sector.


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