NVIDIA Tease Name of New GeForce Graphics Card

A teaser video released by NVIDIA gives clues to the name of its upcoming GPU.

A great deal of attention is currently focussed on NVIDIA, with the company having recently announced its new Turing Architecture and a new line-up of Quadro GTX graphics cards for professional digital animators and developers. NVIDIA has now teased its audience about the next big announcement it has coming it at Gamescom next week.

All indication are that NVIDIA will be announcing its new line-up of consumer-grade, videogame-focussed GPUs at its event at Gamescom in Germany next week, with the newly released video suggesting that the new card will be called the RTX 2080.

The new GPUs will be a successor to the currently available NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080. Early predictions were that the new card would be labelled the GeForce GTX 1180, but some leaks and the new teaser footage suggest that this is not the case.

The video shows slightly obscured elements of the new card, including a new cooler, backplate design and shroud. The video was swiftly analysed in great detail by eagle-eyed Reddit users, who pointed out a number of usernames featured in the video, which appear to point towards the RTX 2080 name.

The names in question are: RoyTeX (RTX), Not_11, Mac-20, and Eight Tee, all of which combine to spell out RTX 2080. Also highlighted in the video are GPS coordinates for Cologne, the location of Gamescom, and the numbers 2080 displayed prominently when NVIDIA reveals the event date at the end of the video.

The new Quadro GTX cards announced earlier this week have been hailed by NVIDIA as the first commercially available graphics cards with real-time ray tracing capability, something that Bob Pette, Vice President of Professional Visualisation at NVIDIA says is the ‘holy grail’ of computer graphics.

NVIDIA Quadro

The Quadro GTX cards have hardware support for the recently announced VirtualLink cable standard, something which most analysts are expecting will also be included in NVIDIA’s new GeForce card- whatever they ultimately decide to call it.

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