A few days ago, rumors came up saying that the GTX 2000 series would be unveiled early this summer. NVIDIA is supposedly working on new cards based on Volta for non-gaming workloads with a new compute architecture, supposedly nicknamed Ampere. The consumer follow-up to Pascal is reportedly nicknamed “Turing,” though some publications claim that Ampere is the consumer part and Tesla the compute-oriented GPU.
The rumors also suggest that when the GTX 2000 series do launch, they will be using Samsung-made 16 Gbps or 18 Gbps GDDR6 RAM. The real concern about the launch is the lack of availability to consumers. With the current generation of GPU’s, crypto miners bought out a significant portion of the GPU stock.
This is the ideal scenario for crypto mining, which are heavily reliant on GPU performance. AMD in particular, has fallen victim to this phenomenon with their Vega GPUs. Fortunately, for NVIDIA, this has made AMD less relevant to the gaming community.
So gamers are in anticipation of the upcoming “Turing” platform. Speculation suggests a 14nm chip and at least an 1800MHz clock speed. Hopefully, NVIDIA will allow more grounds for overclocking this time. The last generation’s flagship GPU was the 1080Ti which was geared towards ultimate 4K performance.
This time, there will be more focus on Virtual Reality, which has gained significant momentum in the gaming community. The demand for VR is increasing and hopefully NVIDIA gives supply to the demand.