NVIDIA Gamescom Event Expected To Announce New Graphics Card

Rumours continue to circulate about new NVIDIA GeForce graphics card.

With NVIDIA graphics cards being generally considered the go-to devices for building a virtual reality (VR) PC rig, its not surprising that news of a new GPU from the company would attract a great deal of attention from VR enthusiasts. Those rumours have earned an extra dose of plausibility with news that NVIDIA has scheduled an event at Gamescom.

NVIDIA has set up an event for 20th August at Gamescom, which many analysts are expected will be where a new graphics card will be announced.

Nvidia GTX 1080ti

The company said that the event will: “Be loaded with new, exclusive, hands-on demos of the hottest upcoming games, stage presentations from the world’s biggest games developers, and some spectacular surprises!”

Most rumours have surrounded the expected GeForce GTX 1180, which is said to be based on the new Turing architecture, named for computing pioneer Alan Turing and the successor to the existing Pascal architecture used in the 10-series cards.

The new 11-series will follow on from the 10-series cars such as the 1080, a line which has become to be known for being able to support VR, particularly with the GeForce 1060 and up. Some information sources have pointed to the new cards instead being titles the 20-series, with the flagship card instead being called the GTX 2080.

A leaked release schedule suggests that the GTX 1180 could be on sale as early as 30th August, with other cards in the series following on through September and October.

NVIDIA GTX1060

Notably, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang cast doubt on the rumoured release schedule, saying at the Computex 2018 event that the new GPUs will not launch for ‘A long time from now.’

Some leaked specs for the GeForce GTX 1180 have also been released, as shown here:

Architecture

Turing

Lithography

12nm FinFET

GPU

GT104

Die Size

~400mm2

CUDA Cores

3584

Core Clock

~1600MHz

Boost Clock

~1800MHz

Memory

8-16 GB GDDR6

Memory Speed

16Gbps

As always, much of these leaks and rumours need to be taken with a pinch of salt. For further news and developments from NVIDIA, keep checking back with VRFocus.

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