Nvidia's next gen GTX GPU wattage, memory and pricing details sent to AIB partners
With all the rumors and insider information pointing out the imminent release of Nvidia’s next gen gaming GPUs, one would expect that the official names should also be known by now. The reality is that even Nvidia’s AIB partners do not know about the number denominators for the next gen GPUs. WCCFTech’s sources claim that the green team is considering denominators ending in 5, so there could be models like GTX 1175 or 2075. At least the architecture is almost surely named Turing.
According to WCCFTech, the next gen cards will have around the same TDP as the current gen ones. The mid-range cards that could end with the 60/65/70 suffixes get a 120 W TDP, the mid-high model ending in 70/75/80 gets a 150 W TDP, while the flagships ending in 80/85/90 get a 180 W TDP.
Since the distribution channels are still clogged with surplus stock, Nvidia will release the new models in waves, so that the market can absorb the majority of current gen cards. Even though Nvidia launches the flagships some weeks before the AIB partners, it looks like the custom high-end 180 W next gen GPUs will be launched just one week after the founders’ edition launch in late August. In the same vein, the mid-high custom GPUs will arrive in mid-September, while the mid-range custom GPUs should hit the market in late September / early October.
Regarding video memory configurations, both mid and mid-high models will get 8 GB of GDDR6 VRAM, while the high-end model is rumored to get 11 GB and a 352-bit memory bus.
Finally, one thing that will make gamers happy should be the latest rumored prices for the AIB cards. In order to liquidate the current gen stocks, Nvidia allegedly informed all AIB partners to lower the GTX 1080 Ti prices by US$100 and the GTX 1080 price by US$50. The price difference between the next gen GPUs and current gen ones would still be on the small side, as the high-end cards should be priced between US$700-750, and the mid-high models should have a US$600 MSRP. Only the mid-range cards would cost twice as much as the GTX 1060 models currently priced at ~US$250.