NVIDIA GeForce GTX 20 GPU Series Based on Volta Architecture Scheduled by Q3 2017
After the successive releases of GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and Titan Xp, preparations are now fully underway for the last GPU under Pascal architecture, GeForce GTX 1030. Once released, NVIDIA will prepare for the next generation architecture of graphic cards, the GeForce 20 Series based on Volta architecture. Early reports point to target release / unveil date is Q3 of 2017.
As reported by Chinese publication My Drivers, NVIDIA is pushing forward the schedule of release of GeForce 20 series graphic cards. This is due to reportedly bad first quarter sales for this year along with other hardware sales decline. With the tightening battle for supremacy on who will be crowned the King of Graphics Card by year end, NVIDIA has no option but to bring all their weapons on the table.
With the completion of Pascal lineup after the launch GeForce GTX 1030, the next GPU architecture scheduled for release is Volta. Initial reports suggest that Volta is expected towards the end of the year or even early 2018. Rumors pointed out that though the release of Volta-based graphic cards will start early, the release of other graphic cards could be extended until early to mid-2018.
Based from recent information, three Volta GPUs will be released before the year ends: GTX 2070, GTX 2080 and TITAN Xv. Meanwhile, GTX 2080 Ti and GTX 2070 Ti will have to wait until early to mid-2018.
There were actually earlier rumors about NVIDIA GeForce GTX 20 series graphic cards specifications. Here is what TweakTown posted back in October 2016:
|Target Market||GeForce GTX 20 Series|
|Titanium|| Titan Black
GP102, 3840 SE @ 384 bits GDDR5X
1600 / 3000 MHz, US$1200
|Enthusiast|| GeForce GTX 2080 Ti
GP102, 3384 SE @ 384 bits GDDR5X
1700 / 2500 MHz US$799
|High End 1|| GeForce GTX 2080
GP104, 2560 SE @ 256 bits GDDR5X
2000 / 3000 MHz, US$499
|High End 2|| GeForce GTX 2070
GP104, 2048 SE @ 256 bits GDDR5X
1800 / 2500 MHz, US$349
|Midrange 1|| GeForce GTX 2060 Ti 6GB
GP106, 1280 SE @ 192 bit GDDR5
2100 / 4000 MHz, US$229
|Midrange 2|| GeForce GTX 2060 6GB
GP106, 1024 SE @ 192 bit GDDR5
1900 / 4000 MHz, US$179
|Mainstream|| GP107, 768 SE @ 128-bit GDDR5
1700 / 4000 MHz, US$139
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