Nvidia’s next generation Lovelace architecture may not differ all that much from Ampere

Every day brings us closer to the launch of next generation video cards. The RX 6000 series and Nvidia RTX 30 series have been with us for well over a year, and we’re looking forward to what’s coming next. Well known leaker Greymon55 loves a good tease and his latest tweet indicates that the fundamental architecture of the upcoming Lovelace, or RTX 40 series GPUs isn’t all that different from those of current Ampere RTX 30 GPUs.

Don’t assume that this is a disappointing rumor though. Nvidia RTX 30 series cards are manufactured on Samsung’s 8nm process which is a derivative of its 10nm node. This puts Nvidia at a disadvantage compared to AMD’s use of TSMC’s 7nm node. This is part of the reason why Nvidia is unable to achieve clock speeds as high as AMD’s.