Although rumors surrounding the official launch of the [alleged] GeForce GTX 11 Series have been all over the place, we’re finally getting a better idea of the timing thanks to a schedule breakdown for the upcoming Hot Chips symposium, which will be held at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, California. On August 20th, NVIDIA’s Stuart Oberman is scheduled to give an address on “NVIDIA’s Next Generation Mainstream GPU”, which is rumored to be codenamed Turing. This at least tells us that the new graphics card series won’t be arriving any later than August.
If Oberman is going to be talking in-depth about the GPUs in late August, it’s highly probable that NVIDIA could release its next-generation mainstream GPUs any time before that. Our last report suggested that the GeForce GTX 11 Series would launch in July, as NVIDIA’s memory suppliers are just now ramping up production of GDDR6 memory that will be incorporated into the designs.
It’s been reported that only NVIDIA’s own GeForce GTX 1180 Founders Edition cards will make the cut for a July launch, while cards from third-party manufacturers will come in August. The enthusiast-class GeForce GTX 1180 is expected to include 3,584 CUDA cores with a base GPU clock of 1.6GHz and a boost frequency of 1.8GHz. Up to 16GB of GDDR6 memory will be included and we can expect roughly 13 TFLOPs of FP32 compute performance.
As we have previously stated, we’re hoping that NVIDIA will at least drop a few hints about the new GPU family at Computex, which kicks off on June 5th and runs through June 9th.