In March during GPU Technology Conference (GTC), the CEO of Nvidia, Jensen Huang will officially present new graphics architecture Ampere, which promises to offer a huge improvement in performance with a consequent decrease in power consumption thanks to the use of the 7nm manufacturing process, supposedly, by the hand of TSMC.
Interestingly, this information comes shortly after an unknown AMD Radeon appeared on the OpenVR benchmarking software offering a score higher than an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.
With regard to Ampere, the latest reports revealed that, the new Nvidia graphics cards with this architecture will provide impressive figures in both performance and efficiency. The increase in overall performance is expected to be 50% greater than that of current Turing-based GPUs and, at the same time Ampere will reduce power consumption by half compared to current Turing GPUs.
This means that a GPU with a TDP similar to that of an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 (125-150W) could outperform a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, which is impressive, and more if we think of gaming laptops. Hopefully, with Ampere it will be feasible to enjoy any current game at a 4K @ 60 FPS resolution with RayTracing, but it will be a good idea to take advantage of the new generation of 4K @ 144 Hz monitors.