18 April 2018
A “well-placed source” in the industry suggests that NVIDIA is preparing to launch the company’s new GeForce graphics cards next month. The two GPUs are expected to have the GTX 2070 and the GTX 2080 moniker, with the launch expected to happen at the GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in March.
None of the above news is confirmed yet and NVIDIA is even expected to skip over Volta for the gaming crowd and introduce Ampere – a version of Volta without the dedicated Tensor cores designed to speed AI workloads. The two new GPUs are also expected to use either 16Gbps or 18Gbps GDDR6 memory chips produced by Samsung. The performance of the two cards is expected to swing between the GeForce GTX 1080Ti and the Titan Xp cards. In fact, NVIDIA might even call the new cards the GeForce GTX 1180 and the GeForce GTX 1170!
Another chatter suggests of Turing – a new gaming chip based on a completely different GPU architecture. The card is named after Alan Turing, the mathematician, and cryptanalyst and is rumored to be designed specifically for cryptocurrency mining.