Nvidia’s alleged GTX 1630 graphics card has been delayed yet again according to the rumor, and its incoming RTX 4000 GPUs may also have dropped in terms of release time.
The first rumors pointed to the GTX 1630’s launch in early June, before we learned that the budget GPU had supposedly been pushed back to June 15th, meaning it was supposed to come out early next week – but apparently that’s not anymore. the case.
VideoCardz (opens in new tab) spoke to sources who claim that Nvidia has just contacted the makers of third-party graphics cards that will produce the GTX 1630 and gave them a new embargo (release) schedule, with no specific date provided to replace June 15 – Team Green is simply saying the date is ‘to be determined’ (or TBD as they say).
In short, Nvidia had trouble securing some components, the sources claim, and while some card makers have already made the first GTX 1630 cards, things are now being delayed even further. These graphics card manufacturers are waiting for an updated release date, and so we think a June release is entirely off the table right now.
VideoCardz has also reached out to sources to clarify the release schedule for the RTX 4000 (Lovelace) GPUs – of course, we don’t know anything for sure about when they will launch in late 2022 – and the news is that these have been delayed by a month.
Previously, VideoCardz had prepared us to look forward to the possibility of an August launch for the RTX 4090, with the RTX 4080 in September and the RTX 4070 in October. Now the theoretical situation is that these respective graphics cards seem to emerge in September, October and November respectively.
Analysis: Lags seem to be firmly on the (graphics) cards, then?
Regarding the RTX 4000 release, we’ve heard some timelines recently, with Wccftech proposing that Nvidia is actually gearing up for a release even later in the year, with the RTX 4090 arriving in October and then the 4080 and 4070 in November and December. respectively (oh, what about the RTX 4060 – which is due to debut in January 2023).
VideoCardz’s latest prediction of an early September for the RTX 4090 splits the difference between their sources’ previous prediction and Wccftech’s recent speculation – and it seems to be right for us. In fact, it was the most likely time frame presented if you turn back the clock at the rumor mill, anyway. Really, though, any of these possibilities could turn out to be correct, and we should certainly be wary of putting too much weight on any prediction.
As for the apparent budget GPU lag, that alleged GTX 1630 is a far less important matter for sure, although it’s a disappointment to hear about it slipping – punters are still eager to see what Nvidia might have on the table for what it should be a seriously affordable graphics card. That said, a lot of questions have already been raised about whether this wallet-friendly GTX card could be a wet abortion (although maybe, just maybe, Nvidia is looking to go truth cheap with this particular GPU).