GeForce GTX 1180 sample appears on GPU database

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We’ve already seen possible preliminary specs for Nvidia’s rumored GTX 1180 leak online. Now, more apparent details have been posted in the TechPowerUp GPU database. While the data comes from an engineering sample and some specs could change in the final model, the listing's appearance does suggest that the highly anticipated card could be here sooner rather than later.

Some of the specifications have appeared in previous leaks, including the use of TSMC’s 12nm FinFET process, 3584 CUDA cores, 224 texture mapping units and 64 ROPs. While it had been reported that the GTX 1180 would feature “8-16GB” of DDR6 memory, the entry lists it as 16GB. Additionally, memory bandwidth is shown as 384GB/s, whereas it was rumored to be 512GB/s.

We also see the upcoming card’s Thermal Design Power (TDP) rated at 200W, slightly more than the GTX 1080’s 180W but less than the 1080 Ti’s 250W. The GPU core clock is listed as 1405 MHz while the base boost clock is 1582 MHz.

"Being a dual-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1180 draws power from 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 200 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort. GeForce GTX 1180 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. The card measures 267 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution," reads the database entry.

Possibly the most interesting spec is the 1180’s rated peak floating point performance of around 13 teraflops, putting it ahead of the 1080Ti (11.4 TFLOPS) and even the Titan Xp (12.1 TFLOPS).

Strangely, the entry has the GTX 1180 down as a variant of Nvidia’s Volta architecture instead of Turing, which is what the earlier leaks showed, though it’s suspected that this is an error.

Rumors say the GTX 1180 could launch as soon as July or August, suggesting that an unveiling at Computex might not be out of the question. As for the price, we’re expecting somewhere between $699 and $799. That sounds comparatively cheap, but it could be due to the fall in GPU demand from cryptomining farm operators, which has resulted in some graphics cards finally returning to their normal prices.

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Theinsanegamer

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So no hope of a leap such as the one seen with Pascal where a 1070 > 980Ti then? with the 1180 being on par with a 1080Ti, if you own a 1080Ti then you're set for the next gen pretty much. I expect the 1170 to perform below a 1080Ti.
Where are you getting this from? This is an 1180 more powerful then a titan XP, and if the numbers hold up, by a significant margin.

It isnt far fetched to say the 1170 could perform at 1080ti levels, and the 1070 wasnt a constant slam dunk against the 980ti, they were about the same performance wise.
 
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davislane1

So no hope of a leap such as the one seen with Pascal where a 1070 > 980Ti then? with the 1180 being on par with a 1080Ti, if you own a 1080Ti then you're set for the next gen pretty much. I expect the 1170 to perform below a 1080Ti.
Where are you getting this from? This is an 1180 more powerful then a titan XP, and if the numbers hold up, by a significant margin.

It isnt far fetched to say the 1170 could perform at 1080ti levels, and the 1070 wasnt a constant slam dunk against the 980ti, they were about the same performance wise.
This.

The 1080ti is a powerful card, but it still struggles to maintain 4K/60. If the specs in this article hold up, the 1180 could be the first true 4K card.

What should really draw attention, though, is the amount of VRAM they are apparently shipping with. If they're anticipating that kind of load for the next gen, the 1080ti is already on its way out above 1440p.
 

Vulcanproject

TS Evangelist
I don't know, the specs look a mess there because of the lack of info through the drivers no doubt. Not really sure what to believe, too easy to spoof. Wait and see.
 

Urgelt

TS Enthusiast
So no hope of a leap such as the one seen with Pascal where a 1070 > 980Ti then? with the 1180 being on par with a 1080Ti, if you own a 1080Ti then you're set for the next gen pretty much. I expect the 1170 to perform below a 1080Ti.
Where are you getting this from? This is an 1180 more powerful then a titan XP, and if the numbers hold up, by a significant margin.

It isnt far fetched to say the 1170 could perform at 1080ti levels, and the 1070 wasnt a constant slam dunk against the 980ti, they were about the same performance wise.
This.

The 1080ti is a powerful card, but it still struggles to maintain 4K/60. If the specs in this article hold up, the 1180 could be the first true 4K card.

What should really draw attention, though, is the amount of VRAM they are apparently shipping with. If they're anticipating that kind of load for the next gen, the 1080ti is already on its way out above 1440p.
Yeah. If the specs hold up, the 1180 might be good enough to drive 4K monitors at reasonable frame rates. Probably not 144 FPS for demanding games at max graphical fidelity, though. That will be another generation after the 1180, I think.

There's one more thing we need, though, to bring 4K gaming to fruition: bigger 4K monitors. Below 42" diagonal, reading text in games is a nose-on-the-glass affair at 4K. To really do the trick, 50" monitors or bigger are needed.

I have no idea where I'll find the desktop real estate for monitors that large, even if they become commercially available. I think I'll be gaming at 1440p for a long while to come.
 
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davislane1

Yeah. If the specs hold up, the 1180 might be good enough to drive 4K monitors at reasonable frame rates. Probably not 144 FPS for demanding games at max graphical fidelity, though. That will be another generation after the 1180, I think.

There's one more thing we need, though, to bring 4K gaming to fruition: bigger 4K monitors. Below 42" diagonal, reading text in games is a nose-on-the-glass affair at 4K. To really do the trick, 50" monitors or bigger are needed.

I have no idea where I'll find the desktop real estate for monitors that large, even if they become commercially available. I think I'll be gaming at 1440p for a long while to come.
That's where Nvidia BFGDs and/or text scaling will come into play. In fact, once 4K goes more mainstream (it's still niche), I'd expect to see more proper UI and text scaling in video games than exists currently.
 

Theinsanegamer

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So no hope of a leap such as the one seen with Pascal where a 1070 > 980Ti then? with the 1180 being on par with a 1080Ti, if you own a 1080Ti then you're set for the next gen pretty much. I expect the 1170 to perform below a 1080Ti.
Where are you getting this from? This is an 1180 more powerful then a titan XP, and if the numbers hold up, by a significant margin.

It isnt far fetched to say the 1170 could perform at 1080ti levels, and the 1070 wasnt a constant slam dunk against the 980ti, they were about the same performance wise.
This.

The 1080ti is a powerful card, but it still struggles to maintain 4K/60. If the specs in this article hold up, the 1180 could be the first true 4K card.

What should really draw attention, though, is the amount of VRAM they are apparently shipping with. If they're anticipating that kind of load for the next gen, the 1080ti is already on its way out above 1440p.
Yeah. If the specs hold up, the 1180 might be good enough to drive 4K monitors at reasonable frame rates. Probably not 144 FPS for demanding games at max graphical fidelity, though. That will be another generation after the 1180, I think.

There's one more thing we need, though, to bring 4K gaming to fruition: bigger 4K monitors. Below 42" diagonal, reading text in games is a nose-on-the-glass affair at 4K. To really do the trick, 50" monitors or bigger are needed.

I have no idea where I'll find the desktop real estate for monitors that large, even if they become commercially available. I think I'll be gaming at 1440p for a long while to come.
I feel it will be another generation or 2, or nvidia will need to find a way to bring back multiple GPU scaling, either with NVlink or SLI.
 

Skjorn

TS Maniac
So why are we still trying to call stuff "Turing"? Wasn't that the made up name for the made up cryptocard and NOT the gaming card?
It is entered in as Volta but we are over here trying to force Turing in there even though it has never been officially mentioned...EVER...
 

ddferrari

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So no hope of a leap such as the one seen with Pascal where a 1070 > 980Ti then? with the 1180 being on par with a 1080Ti, if you own a 1080Ti then you're set for the next gen pretty much. I expect the 1170 to perform below a 1080Ti.
Where are you getting this from? This is an 1180 more powerful then a titan XP, and if the numbers hold up, by a significant margin.

It isnt far fetched to say the 1170 could perform at 1080ti levels, and the 1070 wasnt a constant slam dunk against the 980ti, they were about the same performance wise.
I think I know exactly where RaXoR is getting this from. Have any of you directly compared these specs with the 1080 Ti?

1080 Ti vs 1180

Shaders: 3584 vs 3584
TMUs: 224 vs 224
ROPs: 88 vs 64
Bandwidth: 484 vs 384
Pixel Fillrate: 129 vs 101
Texture Rate: 329 vs 354
Mem Bus: 352 vs 256
Vram: 11GB GDDR5 vs 16GB GDDR6
Mem Clk 11000 Mhz eff. vs 12000 Mhz eff.

The only advantage I see here is more VRAM (as if 11GB isn't more than enough already), GDDR6, and a slightly higher memory clock speed. Some of the 1180's critical specs are also significantly lower than the 1080 Ti's. So why do some of you think this card will be any more of an answer to 4K than the 1080 Ti was? In fact, from what's on paper, I'll bet they perform very similarly. Even calling the 1180 a '1080 Ti 2.0' is a bit of a stretch, if these specs are accurate.
 
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pencea

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Not bad, but doesn't look it'll be much of an improvement over my overclocked 1080 Ti.

I'll be waiting for the 1180 Ti variant instead.
 

herpaderp

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So no hope of a leap such as the one seen with Pascal where a 1070 > 980Ti then? with the 1180 being on par with a 1080Ti, if you own a 1080Ti then you're set for the next gen pretty much. I expect the 1170 to perform below a 1080Ti.
Where are you getting this from? This is an 1180 more powerful then a titan XP, and if the numbers hold up, by a significant margin.

It isnt far fetched to say the 1170 could perform at 1080ti levels, and the 1070 wasnt a constant slam dunk against the 980ti, they were about the same performance wise.
I think I know exactly where RaXoR is getting this from. Have any of you directly compared these specs with the 1080 Ti?

1080 Ti vs 1180

Shaders: 3584 vs 3584
TMUs: 224 vs 224
ROPs: 88 vs 64
Bandwidth: 484 vs 384
Pixel Fillrate: 129 vs 101
Texture Rate: 329 vs 354
Mem Bus: 352 vs 256
Vram: 11GB GDDR5 vs 16GB GDDR6
Mem Clk 11000 Mhz eff. vs 12000 Mhz eff.

The only advantage I see here is more VRAM (as if 11GB isn't more than enough already), GDDR6, and a slightly higher memory clock speed. Some of the 1180's critical specs are also significantly lower than the 1080 Ti's. So why do some of you think this card will be any more of an answer to 4K than the 1080 Ti was? In fact, from what's on paper, I'll bet they perform very similarly. Even calling the 1180 a '1080 Ti 2.0' is a bit of a stretch, if these specs are accurate.
I mostly agree with you, but you can't forget that we don't know anything yet about what architectural improvements might yield for gaming performance.

I mean, on paper, you'd think that the Maxwell Titan would be competitive with a GTX 1080 (3072 v 2560 CUDA cores, 384GB/s v 320GB/s bandwidth, 96 v 64 ROP units, etc), yet the 1080 is faster in virtually all gaming scenarios outside of fringe cases if you can manage to saturate the 8GB VRAM capacity.
 

Footlong

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Not bad, but doesn't look it'll be much of an improvement over my overclocked 1080 Ti.

I'll be waiting for the 1180 Ti variant instead.
You are at the top of gaming charts, no GPU is going to be incredible to you until at least two generations. You are more likely to see a substantial improvement once "Nvidia GTX 1280" or the AMD equivalent is released.
 
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Theinsanegamer

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Hopefully, there will be AMD variants that are not that far behind. :D
Good laugh there M8.

AMD has had no word on Navi, and all sources seem to point to a late 2019 release, assuming no more delays. This will be the third generation in a row where AMD isnt competing against nvidia.
 

ddferrari

TS Maniac
I mostly agree with you, but you can't forget that we don't know anything yet about what architectural improvements might yield for gaming performance.

I mean, on paper, you'd think that the Maxwell Titan would be competitive with a GTX 1080 (3072 v 2560 CUDA cores, 384GB/s v 320GB/s bandwidth, 96 v 64 ROP units, etc), yet the 1080 is faster in virtually all gaming scenarios outside of fringe cases if you can manage to saturate the 8GB VRAM capacity.
Very good point. But with so many of the critical specs coming in well below the 1080 Ti, it doesn't appear that the 1180 is going to be as big of a performance leap vs going from 9 to 10 series. Architectural improvements can only do so much. Nvidia isn't exactly feeling any heat (pun intended) from AMD in the GPU department, so what's the incentive? I'm predicting the 1180 will outperform the 1080 Ti by roughly 10-15%, but I'd love to be wrong for my fellow gamer's sake.

I'll likely be sticking with my 1080 Ti and 3440x1440 120Hz setup for the next several years. At less than ~40" I just don't think the extra pixels carry enough visual impact to justify the massive performance hit.