Nvidia has now officially announced
that its next-gen 7nm graphics processors are going to be built on Samsung's 7nm EUV node. Coinciding with the performance launch of the Nvidia RTX 2070 Super and GeForce RTX 2060 Super cards on the existing 12nm lithography, the green team's Korean branch has confirmed the earlier speculation that the architecture to follow Turing will use Samsung's extreme ultra violet fabs for its forthcoming GPUs.
The move to 7nm will be a big step forward for Nvidia, as the current Turing processors are built on a 12nm node. But, it's worth noting that AMD is already at 7nm with its Ryzen and Navi products. Not only did AMD already release the 7nm Radeon VII, but it has the new Radeon RX 5700 and 5700XT coming July 7 alongside a whole slew of 7nm Ryzen 3000 CPUs. By the time Nvidia releases a commercial GPU built on the 7nm process, AMD may end up releasing its next wave of 7nm products. Right now, its RDNA architecture already looks promising, and further refinement will likely make it even more so. Plus, AMD is also expected to shift to 7nm EUV in the future. This all means the competition is likely to heat up between AMD and Nvidia. And, with Intel graphics cards expected as well, the big three could make 2020 incredibly interesting for PC builders.