Apparently, Nvidia is planning to make the jump to 7 nm by 2020 thanks to Samsung’s 7 nm EUV node instead of the current TSMC node (which is not EUV). The cards of the Turing family do carry the 12 nm TSMC, a refined version of the previous 16 nm. The leap to the new manufacturing node will allow the company to realize denser chips with improvements in performance and energy efficiency.
We know this information thanks to DigiTimes, which has ensured that the Ampere architecture of Nvidia will completely disregard the TSMC technology for its launch in 2020. On the other hand, this release period makes sense within the information we already had, given the time it will take to have the new graphics cards ready. The company will have to use 2019 to realize the 7 nm. Obviously, this opens an excellent window of opportunity for AMD to compete with green in the short term. Nvidia has a strong relationship with Samsung that has already resulted in the 14-nm GP-107 chips that drive the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti.