A new report has stated that NVIDIA’s next generation of GeFore GPU’s, referred to as the GTX 11-series, will feature a new connector which will support enough bandwidth to support future virtual reality (VR) headsets that feature a much higher refresh rate and resolution that those currently on the market.
The report was published on Tom’s Hardware, citing anonymous sources, explores in detail what the next generation of GPUs will be capable of and how that features will support better VR experience. This includes being capable of 120Hz output at high resolution over a single cable thanks to the new connector that was mentioned. In the report this new connector is stated to most likely be a proprietary NVIDIA connector but does not rule out the possibility of it being HDMI 2.1. For none VR gaming the GPUs are said to support 4K gaming at 120Hz to 144Hz.
Currently the high-end consumer headsets such as the VIVE Pro display images at a resolution of 1440 x 1600 pixel per eye, for a combined 2880 x 1600 pixels total at a 90Hz refresh rate. If the reported information is true then it means that headset manufacturers will be able to supply more visual fidelity than seen on any current headset. There are ones in production which do this already, such as Google and LG’s headset which offers 4,800 x 3,840 pixel resolution at a 120Hz referrer rate.
Going back to the NVIDIA GXT 11-series GPUs, it is also mentioned in the report that their will be packed with 3,584 CUDA cores at a clock speed of 1.6-GHz to 1.8-GHz with 8GB to 16GB of GDDR6 memory. These are reported to be within the GTX 1180 GPU which would the mid or high point for the new series. The GTX 1170 GPU would offer 2,688 CUDA cores with 8GB or 16GB GDDR6 memory, with a clock speed range of 1.5GHz to 1.8GHz. As for price, the cards are expected to come at a $999 (USD) price point along with a $1,499 price point as well.
Though the information for these new GPUs does seem sound, it is only still a rumour at this point and therefore the final specifications for the GPUs could vary. VRFocus will be sure to bring you all the latest on NVIDIA’s latest GPUs in the future so stay tuned for more.