Rumors regarding the launch of new GeForce 20-series GPUs have been making rounds for a while. Recently, another report has hit the web which comes straight from the memory supplier SK Hynix. It claims Nvidia’s next generation family of graphics cards will feature GDDR6 memory and will debut around July.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve heard rumors that Nvidia is readying to launch new consumer graphics cards based on a brand-new architecture, codenamed either Ampere or Turing. Some even anticipate that these two graphics architectures will co-exist, with one targeting the PC gaming market and the other designed for AI and compute markets.
Fans were hoping for a launch at this year’s GTC, but of course, that didn’t happen. Still, we’ve got some interesting tidbit of information from one memory partner at the event.
Next-Gen GeForce GTX 2080 and GTX 2070 Graphics Cards are At Least Three Months Away
SK Hynix’s GDDR6 memory will reportedly power several upcoming Nvidia products. These include 2018’s Tesla and Quadro accelerators for professionals as well as the much-awaited gaming-focused GeForce 20-series GPUs.
At GTC 2018, SK Hynix confirmed to GamersNexus that GDDR6 will be entering the mass production in three month’s time. Assuming Hynix is a launch vendor, new GeForce cards could launch right after this timeframe, around July or later. This is in line with last month’s report suggesting that the next-gen Nvidia cards would be available in the third quarter of 2018.
As for specifications, Hynix’s GDDR6 will run at 1.35V with lower power consumption targets. It will operate upwards of 16Gb/s delivering 2x the speed of GDDR5. The new memory will, however, also cost around 20% more to produce at launch. In turn, the upcoming GeForce 20-series GPUs will carry slightly higher MSRPs than Pascal launch prices.
Further, SK Hynix will offer GDDR6 chips in 1GB and 2GB densities, indicating both 8GB and 16GB capacities on256-bit graphics chips. Which means the new GeForce GTX 2080 and GTX 2070 could differ based on memory capacity, in addition to GPU configuration.
Keep in mind that there is nothing official about the next-gen GeForce cards yet. We’re not even sure if the cards would launch under the GeForce 20 series, as some reports claim the new lineup will be called Geforce 11 series instead. Nevertheless, the above information comes straight from the source, so we have no reason to doubt it.
What do you think? Will the new gaming cards from team green be available towards the end of summer?