Rumor: The Next Generation of Nvidia GPUs Will Launch in Second Half of 2018
Rumors about Nvidia’s next generation of GeForce GPUs have been circulating for a while now, suggesting that a GTX 1180 release wouldn’t be that far away. Those rumors are now being strengthened by DigiTimes, who reportedly has reliable sources within the production industry.
Reportedly, Nvidia aims to announce and release the GTX 1180 high-end GPU at the end of August, with a release of the less powerful GTX 1170 at the end of September. A GTX 1160 chip would also be scheduled to release fairly soon, one month after the introduction of GTX 1170.
DigiTimes reports that the GTX 1180 will be manufactured on the 12 nm production process by TSMC. The timeframe of the second half of 2018 would put the release of next-generation of GeForce chips close to that of AMD’s 7nm Vega chips, although AMD has stated to focus on the professional market first, with consumer gaming GPUs releasing at a later point.
At the moment, it appears that stores that currently still have a substantial stock of GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 cards aren’t too keen on the next generation, as they’re still putting their hopes on the current cards being in demand because of the crypto mining hype, which has dwindled down lately. Because of this, it’s expected that the prices of the GTX 1180, GTX 1170 and GTX 1160 won’t “replace” the current 1080, 1070, 1060 prices, but would become more expensive.