GPU shortages set to ease in 2022 -While speaking at the Needham Growth Conference, Colette Kress, the CFO of NVIDIA, when asked about increasing the availability or countering the GPU shortages, said, “Throughout all of calendar 2021, we have seen strong demand for GeForce. And it continues to remain strong and stronger than the overall supply that we have.”
“We had seen channel levels be quite lean, and we are working with our supply chain partners to increase the availability of supply,” she further added. However, Kress, while mentioning the expectancy of easing the GPU shortages, commented, “And we feel better about our supply situation as we move into the second half of the calendar year ’22.” — via SeekingAlpha.
The second half of the calendar year is conventionally the time when NVIDIA announces its latest lineup of gaming graphics cards. And considering the same pattern, it could be the launch of NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 40 series in the second half of calendar year ‘22 that will ease the shortage and increase the supply of GPUs.
Though neither Kress nor anyone from NVIDIA said anything about the 4000 series launch, the pattern shows the unspoken. The NVIDIA’s 4000 series, however, will be powered by the next-gen ‘Ada Lovelace’ GPU architecture, based on the 5nm wafers from TSMC that NVIDIA is reported to have acquired for several billions of dollars.
It is probably such an acquisition that makes Colette Kress this much confident about easing out the GPU shortages in the second half of the calendar year 2022. Also, if its 4000 series turn out as they are said to be, NVIDIA will once again dominate the market; because it’ll not only serve the gamers but will also be pivotal to those willing to mine cryptocurrency.
That, however, is the thing of the far future, but what lies in near future is the launch of GeForce RTX 3050 which is expected to be available from the 27th of January and in larger supplies than that of GeForce RTX 3060 and 3060 Ti. Contrarily, Intel and AMD have also prepared their proclaimed GPUs, Arc Alchemist from Intel, and an unknown but budget graphic card from AMD, and aim to intensify the competition as all three of them (NVIDIA, Intel, and AMD) set foot with their new GPUs into the market.
Such introductions in the market will surely boggle one’s mind, but at the same time, will bring overwhelming innovations to the table that we’d be fortunate to witness and play with. However, a conclusive statement of this latest announcement from NVIDIA will follow its approach to solving the GPU shortages, and tracing its much anticipated Ada Lovelace GPU-based GeForce RTX 40 gaming graphic card series.