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Nvidia GTX 2080 Ti GPU test sample pops up in Ashes of the Singularity benchmark

Next gen Ti GPUs should arrive in Q2 2019, if Nvidia sticks to its usual launch schedule. (Source: Tech4Gamers)
Next gen Ti GPUs should arrive in Q2 2019, if Nvidia sticks to its usual launch schedule. (Source: Tech4Gamers)
The benchmark entry mentions that the GTX 2080 Ti card is part of a “special supply for GSS", suggesting that this could be an early test sample sent to GRUS Spars Solver testers that assess the machine learning capabilities. However, the denomination is not really in line with the GTX 11xx moniker that was confirmed by a Lenovo leak, so the information could be fake.

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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.

GTX 2080 Ti results (Source: ashesofthesingularity.com)
GTX 2080 Ti results (Source: ashesofthesingularity.com)
GTX 1080 results (Source: ashesofthesingularity.com)
GTX 1080 results (Source: ashesofthesingularity.com)

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Bogdan Solca, 2018-07-12 (Update: 2018-07-12)
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - News Editor
I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.