Nvidia GTX 2080 Ti GPU test sample pops up in Ashes of the Singularity benchmark
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While Nvidia is waiting for the current gen graphics card supply to dry up before officially launching the next gen GTX 11 GPUs, a few PCB prototypes are popping up here and there on the Internet. The GTX 1180 PCB leaked a few weeks ago was missing the GPU itself, but it looked quite legit and pointed out that Nvidia is testing the cards for an imminent release. A new leak was spotted by Tum Apisak and involves a GTX 2080 Ti card benchmarked in Ashes of the Singularity, however, details are iffy at best.
First noteworthy thing emerging from the benchmark pics is the “special supply for GSS” mention that appears after the GPU name. This could suggest that this is a very early test sample intended for GRUS Spars Solver testers, as the Volta architecture is known to be proficient at machine learning/AI applications. However, the problem with the 2080 denomination is that we already have confirmation that the new GPUs will get the 11xx monikers, so the tested card is either a very early sample released in the first months of 2018, or the results are just faked.
Another aspect that suggests the results are faked is the performance numbers themselves. The GTX 2080 Ti card performs almost the same as a GTX 1080 card, regardless of the API used (DX 11 or 12). If this card is indeed real, the API optimization is practically non-existent. The user who posted the card benchmarks (Nagato) has very little playtime on the game, so it seems he just used the game for testing purposes.
Fake or not, the Ti versions for the next gen GPU family are probably not going to be released this year. Nvidia usually launches Ti versions after at least 9 months from the initial new generation launch, so the improved version should arrive in Q2 2019.