NVIDIA is dominating the high-end and enthusiast markets with so many graphics cards that AMD will have trouble fighting them off with Radeon RX Vega, but the GTX 1070, GTX 1080, GTX 1080 Ti, and TITAN X(P). Oh, and don't forget about the new GTX 1060 9Gbps, GTX 1080 11Gbps, and the new TITAN Xp.
We've reported last October that NVIDIA were preparing their next-gen GeForce GTX 2080 flagship graphics card, with a full GTX 2080 line up expected in 2018. It seems NVIDIA has "changed plans" and will launch a new series of graphics card later this year. Now we have rumors flying at us from MyDrivers, with the Chinese website teasing:
- Pascal lineup is complete now that NVIDIA launched Titan Xp and is about to launch GeForce GTX 1030
- Based on their traditional upgrade cycle we should expect Volta by the end of the year or early 2018, but NVIDIA changed plans
- Market situation in Q1-2017 was bad, graphics and other hardware sales in decline, price war, meager profits, sales not increasing the way they want to (vicious circle)
- According to the latest news, NVIDIA plans to release GeForce 20 series in advance, it is now expected to be released in the third quarter of this year
- GeForce 20 series product prices, market positioning will be replanned
- By launching sooner than expected they will be able to increase prices of single cards and increase profits
Although it's strange, as the rumor states NVIDIA is preparing to launch the GTX 1030 - and until now, we haven't heard a peep about the GTX 1030. The next part tackles what we're all here for; Volta. According to this rumor, NVIDIA has "changed plans" and will launch a Volta-based graphics card this year, instead of the previously reported early 2018 window.
I think we'll see:
- GTX 2070 with 11GB of GDDR5X @ 12Gbps
- GTX 2080 with 11GB of GDDR5X @ 14Gbps
- TITAN Xv with 16GB of HBM2 @ 16Gbps
In early/mid 2018, I think NVIDIA will launch:
- GTX 2080 Ti with 16GB of HBM2 @ 16Gbps
- GTX 2070 Ti with 11GB of GDDR5X @ new speeds (16Gbps??)