In recent times, there have been speculations that Samsung’s 5nm EUV process is attracting Nvidia. Until today, many of us believed that Samsung will be responsible for Nvidia’s next-generation graphics processor series. However, a recent report claims that “TSMC will remain the major foundry partner of the chip”.
At the GTC 2019 annual meeting held in Suzhou, China last year, Nvidia CEO Huang Renxun said that most of the next-generation 7nm GPU will be manufactured by TSMC. Lao Huang also said that Nvidia has a close relationship with TSMC. The Taiwanese foundry has produced NVIDIA 16nm (Pascal) and 12nm (Volt / Turing) GPUs.
According to a report in Taiwan’s media outlet, Nvidia’s RTX 30 series will be available at the end of the third quarter at the earliest. Furthermore, Taiwan’s three major graphics card makers, ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI, are accelerating the decommissioning of RTX 20 series cards to make way for new cards from Nvidia and AMD in the second half of the year.
Nvidia CEO, Huang Renxun, will give a keynote speech on GTC 2020 at 9 pm (Beijing time) on May 14th. We expect him to reveal some details about the Amperometric (AMP) GPU architecture.