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Gigabyte dismisses 'AORUS RTX 2070 Ti' rumor as "a typo"

The RTX 2070. (Source: NVIDIA)
The RTX 2070. (Source: NVIDIA)
Gigabyte had released a promotional Halloween-season banner including the words "AORUS RTX 2070 Ti/2070 Graphics card". This was enough for some to run with the rumor that the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 was getting its own Ti variant. However, Gigabyte has taken to Reddit to squash this speculation once and for all.

Gigabyte recently released a promotional banner on their website offering a "limited AORUS T-shirt" with every purchase of "a GIGABYTE AORUS RTX 2070 Ti/2070 Graphics card". This led to some speculation that the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 card will be getting a new variant.

However, this makes little sense, as the other new Turing-architecture Ti SKU were announced straight away at the launch of the RTX 20xx series. In addition, there is no evidence that the existing RTX 2070 runs on anything besides the full version of the TU104 chipset assigned to it. The card also has its own Founder's Edition (which may occupy the space between the basic 2070 and the 2080 well enough) in any case.

A Redditor claiming to represent Gigabyte (GBT_Matthew, who also moderates r/gigabytegaming) has posted on a page dedicated to this rumor in order to debunk it. He asserted that there "is no such card" and that its release would be incongruous in terms of Gigabyte's product releases, especially in relation to those of AORUS AORUS. Furthermore, he pointed out that, for the 2070 Ti speculation to pan out, it would have to be released and marketed in only 30 days after that of the extant 2070 variants. On the other hand, there is such a thing as the 1070 Ti. Either way, it seems that this rumor has a very limited window in which to be realized.

The banner advertising the 'free shirt' promotion. (Source: Gigabyte)
The banner advertising the 'free shirt' promotion. (Source: Gigabyte)

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2018-10-17 (Update: 2018-10-17)