In the past few days, information about NVIDIA’s Hopper/Lovelace architecture has continued to flow out. The Hopper is used for computing cards for data centers, and the Lovelace is used for game graphics cards for players. At this stage, the news is still confusing, the information leaked from different channels is also different, and the accuracy is still open to question.
According to past news, Nvidia’s Hopper architecture is its first multi-chip module design (MCM)-based GPU, and its competitors are Intel’s Xe-HP and AMD’s CDNA 2 architecture. According to Twitter user @3DCenter_org
‘s previously leaked information, Nvidia will launch products based on the Hopper architecture around the middle of 2022. The GPU will be manufactured based on TSMC’s 5nm process node, and it is rumored that it will be released soon. Its GPU will have two chips, with a total of 288 SMs, which can provide three times the performance of the current A100 computing card. The new computing card equipped with this GPU may become the H100.
In addition, many Twitter users have recently leaked the news of Nvidia’s Lovelace architecture GPU. According to the report that VideoCardz
summarizes this information, Nvidia
has completed the design of the next-generation GPU and will not change it. This means that the information circulating on the Internet is likely to be the final specification. Lovelace architecture GPU will be manufactured using TSMC’s 5nm process, but it is not certain whether it is N5 or N5P. This depends on Nvidia’s strategic choice. The influencing factor is AMD’s RDNA 3 architecture. AMD is likely to launch the first gaming graphics card with MCM packaging.
Someone previously pointed out that the Lovelace architecture GPU is probably not a game graphics card for desktop platforms, but a part of Nvidia’s self-driving car system, which belongs to the Orin series. Nvidia’s strategy against AMD RDNA 3 architecture products may be simpler than people think. It is to bring down the other party by reducing GPU costs as much as possible.
Most people who disclose this information maintain a relatively consistent understanding of the release time of the GeForce RTX 40 series, and believe that it will not be released until at least the end of 2022. NVIDIA currently maintains a rhythm of updating its game graphics cards every two years.