RTX 2060 OpenCL scores allegedly leaked, alongside those of putative 'GTX 11x0'-series card
Could the GTX 1050's successor be Turing-based? There are an increasing number of rumors that support this line of speculation. We know that the next generation of NVIDIA GeForce desktop cards are likely to be RTX. However, all the indications we have suggest that this line starts with the RTX 2060 at its lowest end; therefore, the x050 option appears to have been left in the dust this time around.
On the other hand, there is another explanation: there are alternatives to ray-tracing-heavy cards in the pipeline. This new series of cards will apparently not miss out on Turing architecture, however: according to the latest leaks, they will have access to shading of the latest grade, but simply lack ray-tracing. They may be known as the GTX 11x0 line-up, and serve as a continuation of the Pascal series.
The latest bit of possible evidence to this effect comes (again) from the prolific tipster TUM APISAK. This leaker has posted OpenCL results for the RTX 2060 card, alongside another set of the same for an un-named card. The RTX is listed as a 6GB GPU of a 1200MHz clock speed, and 30 compute units. As this spec can be taken to equal 1920 CUDA cores, this matches exactly with an earlier set of RTX 2060 leaks.
If the second set of OpenCL scores are equally valid, they correspond to a 4GB NVIDIA card (much like some GTX 1050 Ti SKUs) clocked at 1560MHz with 14 compute units (i.e. 896 CUDA cores). It scored 114206 in OpenCL, whereas (as Apisak points out) the 1050 Ti only did as well as 84000 in the same test. The leaker speculates, therefore, that this card is the GTX 1150 (or, possibly, the heretofore missing 'GTX 2050'). Either way, it appears that this new card may be a compelling option for low- or mid-range rig choices in the coming year.
TUM APISAK via Twitter
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