Following recent revelations about the Nvidia upcoming flagship, Twitter user and industry expert Kopite7kimi has also responded to some questions on the medium. The responses indicate that the Blackwell gpu’s will use Displayport 2.1, among other features, and would be produced on TSMC’s 3nm process. These moves by Nvidia are in line with expectations for the company and its competition.
It is very likely that Nvidia will use a manufacturing process at TSMC. The company has tapped there for almost every generation except for the RTX 3000 generation, then it used the services of Samsung. A downsizing of the process lies is very likely to allow the expected increase in the amount of cuda cores without having to enlarge the chip very much. A move to 4nm is also possible, but that process is already a bit older and does not provide as much benefit as the move to 3nm.
Also, the rumor of using Displayport 2.1 seems quite logical. Especially considering AMD already offers this on its current generation of video cards. There are also already some monitors, such as the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9, that can only be fully utilized through Displayport 2.1. So this is where Nvidia is significantly behind, especially with more such monitors on the horizon. For now, it will not be possible to give a definitive answer to these rumors, as it will be several months before the video cards are likely to be announced.