Nvidia’s GPU based on the Ada Lovelace architecture may be one of the most important releases in 2022, which corresponds to the GeForce RTX 40 series. These graphics cards are rumored to be released in the fourth quarter of 2022. It is rumored that the Ada Lovelace architecture GPU will no longer be manufactured by Samsung’s foundry, and will be manufactured by TSMC’s 5nm process.
TSMC stated long ago that N5 and its related derivative process nodes will be a long-term mass production process node. Whether NVIDIA or AMD, it is expected that many next-generation products will choose this process node. According to Wccftech reports, Nvidia is very serious about making relevant preparations to ensure sufficient production capacity for mass production of next-generation GPUs, and it does not hesitate to invest heavily to acquire TSMC’s N5 process capacity for GeForce RTX 40 ‘Ada Lovelace’ GPUs.
Nvidia is rumored to have prepaid $1.64 billion to TSMC in the third quarter of 2021 and will pay another $1.79 billion in the first quarter of 2022. The entire long-term order prepayment will reach $6.9 billion, much higher than last year’s level.