The coronavirus pandemic affected numerous software and hardware releases, and it seems like Nvidia is being affected as well. The GPU maker was originally aiming at its GTC conference in March to launch Ampere, but the event was later cancelled in wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
According to a report from Tweaktown, Nvidia now has decided to delay the official release of its Ampere architecture and GeForce RTX 3000 series graphics cards and plans to ship them in August this year. For those don't know, Ampere promises to deliver up to 75% improvement on the performance front, which is is a big achievement compared to the company's existing 12nm Turing architecture. The report also suggests that the new Ampere architecture will land alongside the company's new Quadro RTX products.
Notably, the Computex conference is now scheduled to be held in September 2020, so Nvidia may think that it's probably the right time for a public release. In related news, Nvidia's existing high-end GeForce RTX graphics cards are ready for Microsoft's new DirectX12 Ultimate API, which the company plans to launch with the release of Windows 10 version 2004 in the coming weeks.