Nvidia plans to launch computing solutions built on the architecture this year Blackwell. It cannot be ruled out that it will be a formal step to some extent, since it is already with the current computing generation Hopper is the combination of demand and production (or case-making) capacities such that Nvidia does not have time to deliver hardware to partners earlier than a year after ordering.
GeForce with architecture Blackwell but they are another matter. Their release is planned for the beginning of 2025 in Nvidia’s roadmap, although there were reports that the release could happen even earlier. The situation should have been such that Nvidia really counted on the beginning of 2025, but preparations should have been made so that, if necessary, news could be released in 2024.
According to current information, events have occurred that make the possibility of release a few months earlier unlikely or impossible. In this context, it is difficult to talk about a postponement – rather, the situation is such that the original plan will be reached. In principle, it doesn’t matter, AMD will release the classic high-end with the Radeon RX 8000 generation, and the offer will remind you of generations like Polaris (Radeon RX 400) or RDNA (Radeon RX 5000).
Instead of releasing a generation Blackwell in 2024, Nvidia is considering bringing the GeForce RTX 4090 Ti / Titan back into the game. Probably under a different name, it would rather be GeForce RTX 4090 Super. Personally, I would add that perhaps with slightly more conservative specifications, because there is simply no reason to release a product that has a TDP of 600 watts in the factory configuration, and which allows an increase to 800 or 900 watts, in the current situation. Perhaps only if the task of the card was not so much to expand the offer, but rather to prepare users for the increase in TDP with the upcoming generation (as was the case with the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, whose sole purpose was not to talk about the GeForce RTX 4090 as the first 450W graphics).
GeForce generation release scenario Blackwell somewhat reminiscent of the situation with Ryzen with cores Zen 5: Both revert to the “original” plans and the earlier release will not take place. The word “original” really needs to be wrapped in quotation marks, because the very original plans were both in relation to Blackwellso in relation to Zen 5, other. In both cases, it was supposed to be 3nm solutions built on TSMC’s process and released earlier than currently planned. Both Nvidia and AMD were affected by the delay in this process, but each company was affected differently. Nvidia decided to wait for the process and Blackwell delay until 3nm production makes economic sense. Which was finally evaluated as the beginning of 2025. AMD did not want to risk a significant delay, so it decided Zen 5 redesign for the 4nm process, which saved her about half a year of time (compared to waiting for a 3nm solution). Of course, both are true when looking at the current situation. Until release Zen 5 there is about half a year left, until the release of GeForce with the architecture Blackwell roughly a year, which are times in which quite a lot can still change.