Nvidia GeForce GTX 1180 / 2080 PCB Likely Captured On Photo
It’s not exactly a large secret anymore that Nvidia is working on the next generation of GeForce graphics cards, and it looks like we could be seeing an announcement as soon as this month. The rumors and leaks are still undecided on whether to call the latest high-end chip the GTX 1180 or GTX 2080, but a reference PCB of the graphics card has already been leaked.
The photographs have been posted by Videocardz, and they reveal a number of interesting things. The pictures originate from China and appear to be legitimate. Compared to the previous generation GTX 1080 chip, it looks like the GTX 1180 / GTX 2080 will consume more power. There’s an 8-pin and 6-pin power connector, whereas the GTX 1080 only required a single 8-pin port.
Another interesting remark s the fact that the SLI connector seems to have changed, as it now more resembles an NVLink connector. NVLink is a similar protocol by Nvidia that is currently mostly being used for their professional products, but it looks like there’s a possibility it will ‘replace’ the traditional SLI port.
The image of the PCB also shows that there are eight spots on the board for memory chips, meaning that the GTX 1180 or GTX 2080 – depending on how Nvidia will call the new cards – will come with 8 GB or 16 GB of GDDR6 memory.