NVIDIA Appears to Tease Ampere Release Date: August 31st, 2020


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With all of the hype surrounding both NVIDIA and AMD’s new graphics cards that are rumored to be released in the coming months, this is the first concrete hint or tease we’ve seen direct from the horse’s mouth. Today, NVIDIA’s twitter account posted a cryptic message stating, “The #UltimateCountdown – 21 Days, 21 Years.”

This suggests that we will see their new video card, code-named Ampere, come August 31, 2020. The 21 days is a countdown starting from today, August 10th, and the 21 years is rumored to be a reference to when they first released the GeForce 256 back in 1999. For those who are following the never-ending cycle of leaks and enjoy propagating rumors, 256 x 21 = 5,376 which also happens to be a core count released recently.

While we now know something major will be happening on August 31st with NVIDIA and we assume this has to do with Ampere. However, we don’t know if this will be a paper launch or hardware availability on this day. Keep an eye on the front page for more information as we receive it as well as a launch day coverage!

 

~Earthdog
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Janus67

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For sure this is a paper launch. How is that even a question? When ever did a major tech company not offer pre-orders or at least a preannounced launch date? That's literally never happened in the history of mankind. The point of the company is to make money and that's done through overhype and marketing.

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EarthDog

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For sure this is a paper launch. How is that even a question? When ever did a major tech company not offer pre-orders or at least a preannounced launch date? That's literally never happened in the history of mankind. The point of the company is to make money and that's done through overhype and marketing.

Last generation? The RTX 2080 was available from nvidia (you order they ship, not preorder) day 1 I thought. The 2080ti was supposed to be but was pushed back one week to the 27th? Am I mistaking? 3rd party sites may allow preorders, but that is their doing AFAIK.

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Blaylock

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"...this is the first concrete...cryptic message..."

LOL

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now only if there was ~100W card with RTX2070 performance and 17cm PCB ...

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