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GTX 1180/2080 Founders Edition may feature dual-fan setup, said to offer "breakthrough"...

By midian182 · 8 replies
Aug 10, 2018
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  1. If the rumor, which comes from BenchLife, turns out to be true, it will mark the first time that one of Nvidia’s Founders cards has used a dual-fan design, and could suggest that the next-gen GPU requires a better cooling solution than its FE predecessors.

    In other related news, graphics card manufacturer Galax has released a statement through a company rep that says we will see Nvidia’s new cards by September—or at least see “information” on them—and that they will boast “breakthrough” performance while supporting “the most advanced Nvidia ray tracing technology.”

    As with all rumors, especially those surrounding the 2080/1180, take these with a dose of salt, though it’s probably safe to assume that the upcoming graphics cards will have some pretty amazing performance compared to the aging Pascal-based GPUs.

    Last week saw alleged PCB images of the 2080/1180 leak online. They suggest that Nvidia will do away with SLI in favor of an NVLink, which is found in its enterprise cards such as the Quadro GV100 and offers higher bandwidth than SLI or PCIe for card-to-card communications. The GPU could also come with a USB Type-C port.

    Even though we don’t have much longer to wait until the cards’ official unveiling, expect plenty more rumors to arrive before Nvidia reveals all.

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  2. Seriously if they just announce this already I would be happy and if it isn't a paper launch I will be suprised.

    Thinking we will see a new Tesla first before the gaming cards as zero pressure from AMD

    Edit: NVLink makes me thing the compute cards first even more
  3. Vulcanproject

    Vulcanproject TS Evangelist Posts: 610   +797

    I assumed they were going to be built on TSMC 12nm, like Volta. That's what every report has suggested forever. If that is the case I doubt they will be 'breakthrough' performance.

    The improvement over the GTX10 series wouldn't be that dramatic, it's a half node bump. Maybe you would see like 30 percent on most models. Not to be sniffed at, but not like the huge leap between the 28nm GTX9 series and the 16nm GTX10 series.
  4. gigantor21

    gigantor21 TS Maniac Posts: 149   +203

    Between the age of Pascal and the slew of rumors that can't even agree on the damn name--never mind specs or performance--I just want a formal announcement so we can get some solid information. Whether its impressive or not or a good value or not, I just want to know what Voltampesla actually is.
    Flebbert likes this.
  5. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 3,419   +1,819

    Personally, I just want to see the reviews of the card after it is released.This is all marketing BS intended to create a "must have it" hypnotic state before it is released. At this point, at least to me, all this marketing BS is getting monotonous.
    SantistaUSA likes this.
  6. The NVLink rumor is probably the most likely to be true. If it works as advertised at GDC, it will do away with the problems of SLI compatibility, introduce consistent 1:1 scaling, and make the 11/20 series the default option for people who want future proofing or multi-gpu setups for gaming, effectively knocking AMD out of the high end market.

    If they don't drop SLI for NVLink, they're leaving money and market share on the table.
    EEatGDL and Theinsanegamer like this.
  7. Tom01

    Tom01 TS Rookie Posts: 24   +8

    SLI and Crossfire is not supported anymore by most of the new Games.
  8. Sausagemeat

    Sausagemeat TS Maniac Posts: 409   +202

    I gave up waiting, booked two holidays between now and Christmas. Now I don’t really have a spare £700 for a new card until the new year. Hopefully by then there might be a 4K capable aftermarket card in stock from AMD or Nvidia. If I can get a decent Vega 64 for less than £400 that would do for a year or so.
  9. ForgottenLegion

    ForgottenLegion TS Guru Posts: 343   +346

    Save your money for the big Volta Ti card.

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