According to the most recent GPU rumors, Nvidia may not release the RTX 4080 this year(opens in new tab) at all, with only the most expensive RTX 4090 GPU seeing release in 2022. We had anticipated that the top three Ada Lovelace GPU tiers—the RTX 4090, the RTX 4080, and the RTX 4070—would at least start to appear starting in September. These cards would have delighted the masses of frame rate enthusiasts.

However, a number of various circumstances have led to conjecture that Nvidia may be altering this strategy and delaying the release of its next graphics card generation in order to facilitate the sudden channel glut of current-gen graphics cards.

Personally, I can imagine Nvidia pushing the release date out to later in the year, but I’d be very shocked if just the RTX 4090 was released before the new year.

There are more RTX 30-series and the rival AMD Radeon RX 6000-series graphics cards available there now than there were before the bitcoin meltdown and the global supply chain crisis subsided. And that just includes the brand-new cards that stores already have on their shelves, without taking into account the anticipated and still-to-come influx of used mining cards from cryptocurrency brothers trying to make up some of their losses as they quit the mining game permanently. or at least for the time being.