Nvidia GeForce GTX 1180 – What Can We Expect?
It’s almost time for a new generation of graphics cards from both AMD and Nvidia, and the green camp is currently working on chips based on the 12nm Turing architecture. It’s almost certain that the next generation of cards will release in 2018, but what can realistically expect of a potential Nvidia GeForce GTX 1180?
Now, of course, keep in mind that these are guesstimates and based on reliable leaks and rumors. Nonetheless, this information isn’t waterproof and preliminary until Nvidia officially unveils the GTX 11XX series.
According to rumors reported by wccftech, the GPU die size of the high-end GTX 1180 would be 400 square millimeters – noticeably larger compared to the GTX 1080’s 314 mm², equipped with 3584 CUDA cores, up to 16 gigabytes of next-gen DDR6 memory and a 256-bit DDR6 memory bus. The regular base clock is expected to be around 1.6 GHz, with a turbo boost adding around 200 MHz. Latest rumors indicate that the TDP will be somewhere within the 170 – 200W range.
In terms of performance, the GeForce GTX 1180 should be similar to the current GeForce Titan Xp, but with a significantly lower TDP making the new chip much more energy efficient thanks to its 12nm production procedure. Peak performance is currently estimated at around 13 teraflops, exceeding that of the 1080 Ti. For comparison, the current GTX 1080 has a peak performance of about 8.7 teraflops under normal clock speeds.
The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1180 will release in the third quarter of 2018 with a probable price tag of $699.