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Nvidia's Turing graphics cards will coexist with Pascal until at least Q1 2019

How long will it take for Turing to fully replace Pascal?

Nvidia's Turing graphics cards will coexist with Pascal until at least Q1 2019

Nvidia's Turing graphics cards will coexist with Pascal until at least Q1 2019 

It looks like Nvidia's Pascal architecture will remain with us for quite some time, with Nvidia's EVP and Chief Financial Officer, Colette Kress, stating that Nvidia will likely be selling Pascal and Turing concurrently during the "Holiday 2018" season. 

This means that both Turing and Pascal will be competing with each other until at least Q1 2019, with industry analysts blaming Pascal's longevity on Nvidia's overproduction of Pascal products during the recent cryptocurrency mining boom, leaving them overstocked after the demand for graphics cards declined after the cryptocurrency mining crash.  

Having both Turing and Pascal on the same market space will create a situation where gamers will wonder which architecture offers the best value, especially given the shockingly high price tags of Turing-based graphics cards. Nvidia's RTX 2080 is rumoured to provide similar performance to the GTX 1080 Ti, with one having support for Nvidia's new RTX technology while the other has an extra 3GB of VRAM capacity. 

At this time, Nvidia has only revealed their Turing RTX series graphics cards, which include the RTX 2070, RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti. So far, Nvidia has not revealed 2060, or 2050 series graphics cards, making it possible that Nvidia's GTX 1060 and GTX 1050 series graphics cards will not be released until early 2019. There are even reports that claim that the 2060 and 2050 will be GTX series graphics cards, lacking RTX support, though this has not been confirmed. 
 

Nvidia's Turing graphics cards will coexist with Pascal until at least Q1 2019  

If Nvidia wants their RTX technology to catch quickly, it would be foolish for the company to release their lower-tier graphics cards without RTX support. While lower-performing graphics cards would not be capable of using ray tracing in high-end titles, other RTX technologies like DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) would no doubt prove extremely useful to users of low-power graphics cards, making higher gaming resolutions much more achievable.  

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10-09-2018, 07:57:13

Warchild
Surplus stock.

/tinfoil hat on

Could Turing revision 1 have intentionally been downgraded to coexist with the 1000 series?

Think of it like this.

1. many users know a new card was coming and refused to buy a 1000 series. //the endless wait begins

2. Mining craze dies, so Nvidia/AMD both stuck with huge surplus stock.

3. RTX released with performance on par with 1080Ti. Meaning, early adopters will pay the outrageous price on the new card. Nvidia capitalise on new tech. Intentional high price to sway users to buy up the previous series stock.

4. Users not willing to fork out the cost, decide to opt for the 1080ti instead. Nvidia capitalise on exhausting the surplus goods.

5. Nvidia profit from both architectures. Now surplus is gone, proceed to release a true full fat Turing card with RTX + increased performance gains.

/Tinfoil hat offQuote

10-09-2018, 11:22:22

AlienALX
Wow, really shows how much of the baby Nvidia were left holding if they don't think it will clear until next year.

I expect much bigger price drops to come, then. That may be why Turing is so expensive. They may literally be doing a Cartmanland with it until Pascal has shifted (at higher prices, as it looks really cheap compared to Turing).

One day I really hope a company can come up with a scheme that is harder for me to see through and not feel like they are totally ripping me off.Quote

11-09-2018, 03:05:33

looz
They won't have to drop prices as long as there is no proper competition, so they won't.

Will have to wait until 2020 when Intel releases discreet cards I reckon.Quote

11-09-2018, 04:21:11

NeverBackDown
Yeah this has been rumored for a while now. Didn't expect till end of Q1 though.Quote

11-09-2018, 05:03:51

Warchild
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Originally Posted by looz View Post
They won't have to drop prices as long as there is no proper competition, so they won't.

Will have to wait until 2020 when Intel releases discreet cards I reckon.
Yep, I see no reason for price to drop. However, even if NVidia did drop the MSRP. We then need the etailers to resist the greed, and drop prices on their shelves also.

Much of the time, places like overclockers take advantage of the reduction and maintain their RRP. It does make sense too, since they do not make "that" much profit on these cards at their current cost.

Perhaps it is different in UK/US, but in Norway my local retailer who I have a good standing with now, states they barely making anything from the sales, Nvidia ask too much from the get go. They rely on users buying a card, and also purchasing other products to go with it, e.g. watercooling/TIM pastes/cables etc.Quote
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