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Last year, Nvidia made the announcement that they will be acquiring ARM Limited for a whopping $40 billion, the company’s biggest acquisition to date. That deal has come under a lot of scrutiny, and despite Nvidia’s own confidence the deal will be settled by 2022, it has yet to be approved by any official governing bodies. Now the deal is apparently being investigated by the UK government for national security reasons.
Of all the rumors surrounding new and upcoming graphics cards from Nvidia, the RTX 3080 Ti is one of the most anticipated. After multiple rumors concerning specs and release dates, it looks like the 3080 Ti has been officially spotted in transit whilst shipping to the US, and also confirms the official memory configuration.
Despite the ongoing global chip shortage, which is now expected to last all the way until 2023, Nvidia’s recent investor presentation revealed that the latest RTX 30 series graphics card lineup has been the company’s most successful launch ever, with more gamers buying top-end GPUs this generation.
Earlier this year it was revealed that we’re currently going through a global chip shortage that has seen chipmakers struggling to keep up with demand, leaving a limited amount of silicon to other manufacturers downstream. This has affected almost every electronics manufacturer including graphics cards, automotive vehicles, general electronics etc. Now TSMC and Intel say they won’t get a handle on things until 2023.
Nvidia’s recent launch of their RTX 3060 graphics card was highly anticipated due to the fact that it was the first GeForce GPU to include a crypto mining limiter, potentially getting more cards into the hands of actual gamers. But long story short, things didn’t go too well, and it looks like Nvidia may be relaunching the cards with crypto mining limiters again.
Nvidia recently unveiled their first ever data center CPU thanks to their recent acquisition of ARM last year. At this point you may think that Intel would be quaking in their boots, but as it turns out the company is not phased at all, or so it seems.
Nvidia’s latest annual Investor Day shared some interesting bits of information, including their estimates for when the graphics card shortages will ease up by, as well as their projected revenue for the crypto mining market. But Nvidia also hosted the annual GTC event yesterday, and confirmed their next-gen Ampere successor will be coming in 2022.
Nvidia recently held an Investor Day conference for shareholders, where they revealed their estimates for when they think the global graphics card shortage will ease up by. But the Green Team also revealed they are expecting crypto mining revenue to triple by the end of the first quarter.
Nvidia has remained a little optimistic about the graphics card supply shortages that have been plaguing everywhere since the RTX 30 series launched last year, previously stating they expected supply issues to ease up by Q2 2021 (which, by Nvidia’s financial calendar meant things would get better around May). But now the Green Team has backtracked and says that constraints will remain for most of the year,
We’re feeling a bit nostalgic here at Game Debate for some reason, and so we’ve decided to reminisce on the good ole days considering that no one is actually able to buy a brand new graphics card at the moment at a decent price, since prices have risen once again due to the global chip shortage currently going on.
Despite the global chip shortage currently bottlenecking hardware supply and subsequently raising the prices of graphics cards again, one of the most exciting upcoming launches is Intel’s very own DG2 graphics card. We’ve heard very little about it so far, but a new leak suggests the top-end model performs between the RTX 3070 and RTX 3080, and that Intel is working on their own alternative to Nvidia’s DLSS.