Shares of Nvidia Corp (NASDAQ: NVDA) today fell 0.98% to $420.40 during premarket trading despite rumours that its next flagship gaming processor will be 50% faster than the current processor positioning the company ahead of its peers.
The yet to be released GeForce RTX 3090 gaming chip is set to replace the RTX 2080 Ti processor, which is the current flagship graphics gaming card. The new chip reportedly achieved speeds of almost 10,000 in TimeSpy Extreme, which is a 50% improvement to the RTX 2080 Ti’s score.
Excited gamers are likely to scoop up the new chip once it hits the market, which could boost its future sales and profit figures. The huge performance difference between the current flagship chip and the incoming processor is likely to entice most gamers to upgrade to the new chip.
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The chipmaker’s stock was trading slightly lower during the premarket session but still near the all-time high of $432.08 hit on July 13. The stock has been trading mostly sideways since then, but I would not be surprised to see it break higher once the new chip’s release date is confirmed.