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Alleged pictures of the NVIDIA GTX 1180/2080 PCB surface online

NVIDIA GTX 1180/2080 PCB shot showing the GPU area. (Source: Baidu)
NVIDIA GTX 1180/2080 PCB shot showing the GPU area. (Source: Baidu)
Alleged pictures of what is likely to be the PCB of the upcoming NVIDIA GTX 1180/2080 GPU have cropped up online and reveal quite a few interesting details. The new GPU will feature either 8 GB or 16 GB of GDDR6 VRAM, an 8+2-phase VRM, an NVLink connector, and a USB-C out.

The next generation of NVIDIA cards are all set to be revealed during Gamescom 2018 and as we get closer to release, new information about the Volta GPUs tends to leak to the interwebs. We are now seeing pictures of what is most likely the PCB of the GTX 1180/2080. The PCB shown is very much barebones — there are no components installed on the board, let alone the GPU but a cursory look reveals some interesting facts.

First of all, there are official certifications and markings seen on the PCB indicating that this is not a prototype and it may very well be the final design. The GPU area appears rather small so this board could actually belong to a lower variant such as the GTX 1170/2070 or lower. There are 8 GDDR6 memory chip areas seen implying this card will have a 256-bit bus. On first look, it appears as though there is a 10-phase VRM onboard but YouTuber buildzoid aka Actually Hardware Overclocking (see video below) points out that it is actually an 8-phase VRM with the other two modules for vCore. There are two power connectors — 6 pin and 8 pin.

What's also intriguing in the layout is the connectors. Judging from the SLI fingers, it looks like NVIDIA will be switching over to NVLink for multi-GPU setups. There are about 4 display out connections visible but one of them looks to be an USB-C out. This could be for the new VirtualLink VR connector that is expected on next gen GPUs. 

Also, no sync connectors are visible on the board so this might be a consumer offering and not a Quadro. It is still not known whether these cards will be called the GTX 11xx or GTX 20xx series but in any case, we are not too far away from finding out.

NVIDIA GTX 1180/2080 PCB - back. (Source: Baidu)
NVIDIA GTX 1180/2080 PCB - back. (Source: Baidu)

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2018-08- 6 (Update: 2018-08- 6)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.