Nvidia’s 10-series of “Pascal” GPUs is getting really long in the tooth, with the original GTX 1070 and 1080 cards having released a full two years ago. We’ve been through a number of Intel and AMD CPU generations since then, so it’s long past time for a new GeForce platform. Unfortunately, Nvidia has been extremely tight-lipped about its Next Generation Graphics “Turing” chips.
On the bright side, according to industry sources who spoke on condition of anonymity, the new cards should be arriving as soon as July. Here’s what we know right now.
What will be the name?
The chips will be based on the Turing platform, but Nvidia hasn’t announced a brand name. We’ve seen conflicting rumors that state that the new cards will be called either the 11-series or the 20-series. In other words, the high-end card will be called either the GTX 1180 or GTX 2080. Considering that we’re moving on from the 10 series, the GTX 1180 makes more sense, unless Nvidia is trying to say that its new card is 10-generations ahead of the current ones.
Release Date Please?
The sources indicate that Nvidia will be delivering the GPU and memory over to partners on or around June 15th. We expect the company to deliver Founder’s Edition Cards to retail sometime in July. New Quadro cards based on Turing could debut at Siggraph in August.