More rumors are being unearthed about Nvidia’s upcoming Ampere architecture for its next generation of graphics cards.
This time, we’re hearing that Ampere’s NVCache will be able to speed up load times and even optimize VRAM usage.
This comes from Youtube channel “Moore’s Law is Dead” where Tom claims to have “exclusive insider info” on Ampere.
What Do We Know So Far About NVCache?
Tom claims that Ampere is not simply a die shrink move from 14nm to 7nm with a few more RT cores, but a full overhaul of the existing Turing architecture. That is a key thing to note when looking at Ampere architecture - this is something completely new.
One thing the rumor suggested was that Nvidia will use something called NVCache with Ampere. This will reportedly act in a similar way to AMD’s High Bandwidth Cache Controller (HBCC) in Vega.
NVCache will use some of the system’s RAM and SSD which will help to speed-up game load times and optimize VRAM usage.
How Will Ampere Improve the Gameplay Experience?
This should significantly improve your gaming experience so it’s something to watch out for. Aside from this, Ampere will be launching new and improved ray tracing technology which will also create a huge performance boost.
The rumors suggest that ray tracing will be up to 4x better performance per tier which should put the upcoming RTX 3060 on roughly the same level as the RTX 2080 Ti. Apparently the use of ray tracing will also have very little effect on overall performance so your games won’t take a hit while using it.
The codenamed GA102 is rumored to be up to 40% faster than the RTX 2080 Ti, so it looks like that one will be the flagship of the newly released Ampere graphics cards in the future.
For now, we don’t have much confirmation on these rumors and specifications so it’s important to take them with a pinch of salt. However, if we do get confirmation or an update on when we can expect Ampere to drop, we will keep you updated as soon as we know more.