Nvidia's next generation of GPUs are rumoured to be a Pascal refresh
Published: 29th September 2016 | Source: OC3D |
Nvidia's next generation of GPUs are rumoured to be a Pascal Refresh
Right now it is unclear what exactly Nvidia will do for their next generation of GPUs, as we all know that their Pascal architecture still has a lot of untapped potential, with many expecting the release of a GP102 based GTX 1080Ti in the near future.
Now it is rumoured that Nvidia's next generation of GPUs will be a Pascal refresh, mirroring Nvidia's moves with their Kepler architecture to release new Pascal GPUs with enhanced clock speeds and different configurations to create the Nvidia 11XX series of GPUs.
If Nvidia makes the same moves as their Kepler generations the GTX 1080 GPU core will be used in the GTX 1170 and a cut-down version of Nvidia's Titan X Pascal will become the GTX 1180. This move will be the same as what Nvidia has done with Kepler with their GTX 680 and 770 GPUs and their Original Titan and GTX 780 GPUs.
At this time Nvidia has not made any announcements regarding their future GPU plans, with the earliest estimates placing a mainstream GP102 release in January 2017.
At this time AMD has no GPUs competing with Nvidia in the high end of the market, giving Nvidia the ability to delay the release of higher end products until AMD has the ability to compete with Nvidia in the high-end GPU market.