NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1180 Turing Graphics Cards Reportedly Slated For July Launch
This information comes courtesy of Tom's Hardware, which claims to have confirmed the launch date with industry sources that are privy to NVIDIA's plans. The July launch is strictly relegated to NVIDIA’s own GeForce GTX 1180 Founders Edition cards. Custom versions of the GeForce GTX 1180 will come from NVIDIA's third-party partners sometime in August, or September at the latest.
If all goes according to plan, mobile version of the new GeForce GTX 11 Series GPUs will be available later this year according to a Gigabyte support rep that let NVIDIA's planned rollout slip earlier this month.
We have yet to hear many concrete, verifiable details surrounding the new GeForce GTX 11 Series, which reportedly carry the codename Turing, and NVIDIA has been reticent offer up any clues as to what's in store to replace its two-year-old Pascal architecture.
But what about specs? According to previous [unverified] leaks, the GT104 Turing GPU used in the GeForce GTX 1180 will be built using a 12nm process and will have 3,584 CUDA cores. 8GB or 16GB of 256-bit GDDR6 memory will be offered with speeds ranging from 12Gbps to 14Gbps. A base core clock of 1.6GHz is expected with a boost frequency of 1.8GHz. As for overall performance, we're looking at around 13 TFLOPs of FP32 compute performance compared to 12.1 TFLOPs for the current "top dog" Titan Xp. The GeForce GTX 1080, on the other hand, offers up "just" 8.7 TFLOPs of FP32 compute performance.
The GeForce GTX 1170 will join the GeForce GTX 1180, but we don't yet know if it will have the same launch window as its more powerful sibling. Expected specs for the GeForce GTX 1170 include 2,688 CUDA cores, up to 16GB of GDDR6 memory and core clock speeds ranging from 1.5GHz to 1.8GHz.
Whatever the case, we’re hoping that NVIDIA will at least give us a few bread crumbs at this year's Computex event in Taipei. Gamers are no doubt ready for the next leap in performance to drive our 4K gaming ambitions and Pascal is in need of a reprieve in the high-end gaming market.