The weekend has exploded with rumors and fresh information on NVIDIA's next-gen graphics cards, with the weekend kicking off with news that NVIDIA had registered the "Turing" trademark, big enough news on its own but it gets way better.
This is where things get interesting: NVIDIA is reportedly preparing a new TITAN graphics card that is rumored to cost a huge $3000.
If these new rumors are true, NVIDIA is about to make one of the largest changes to GeForce branding in many many years. NVIDIA is reportedly going to use the 'RTX' branding on not only its next-gen TITAN (making it the TITAN RTX) but the new GeForce graphics cards will, if these rumors are true, arrive as the GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2070.
NVIDIA's highest-end TITAN RTX will reportedly be 15% faster than the TITAN V, and a huge 50% faster than the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti but all of that hot mess of a graphics card will also blow your wallet into pieces costing $3000. This won't be a gaming graphics card at all but if it were real, calling it a beast would be an understatement. I'd be floored and my jaw on the floor if NVIDIA unveiled a TITAN RTX that is 50% faster than the GTX 1080 Ti.
The other two cards in the new RTX branding scheme will be the GeForce RTX 2080 which will be 8% faster than the GTX 1080 Ti and 50% faster than the GTX 1080. The RTX 2080 in this rumor form would include 8GB of GDDR6 and would be priced somewhere in the $500-$700 range. Both of the new RTX 2080/2070 cards would feature NVIDIA's latest Turing GPU made on the 12nm process.
Strangely, this rumor has the GeForce RTX 2070 with 7GB of GDDR6... with a price of somewhere between $300-$500 and a release of September, compared to the TITAN RTX and GTX 2080 which would reportedly be released in August. The purported RTX 2070 would be 17% faster than the GTX 1080, and 40% faster than the GTX 1070.
But in November we are told to expect the GeForce GTX 2060 and GTX 2050 (just to be clear, I mean GTX and not RTX now) with the GTX 2060 coming in at 7% slower than the GTX 1070 and 27% faster than the GTX 1060 with 5GB of GDDR6 and a price of $200-$300. The last card on this new list is the GTX 2050 which will be 18% slower than the GTX 1060, but 50% faster than the GTX 1050 Ti.
If this is true, NVIDIA will have filled every single price point on the market if it continues selling most of its existing GTX 10 series graphics cards. This would leave open a nice gap of somewhere between $800-$1500 depending on what the RTX 2080 Ti would be if the naming scheme here is correct. The RTX 2080 Ti could roll out with a full Turing GPU (instead of the cut down 104/106 variants with the RTX 2080/2070) and 16GB of GDDR6.
Remember that TweakTown has announced the world's first next-gen NVIDIA graphics card giveaway, where in this case we would be giving away two of the new GeForce RTX 2080 graphics cards! If the latest rumor is correct we would be giving them away later this month, and they are going to be utterly amazing.
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