Nvidia could unveil GeForce GTX 1180 at Gamescom next month

Polycount

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Not much is known about Nvidia's upcoming GTX 11-series GPUs. Preliminary specs for the GTX 1180 seemed to have leaked a couple of months back, but beyond that, the company has kept journalists and customers alike in the dark.

Indeed, Nvidia recently went so far as to say that their new GPUs wouldn't be arriving for a "long time," causing many to lose faith in reports that the cards would be shown off this summer.

While that's partially been proven correct -- the cards weren't shown in June, and likely won't be revealed in July -- it now seems likely that the 1180 could be unveiled during August, at major German gaming conference Gamescom.

Several separate hints back this information. First, private invitations to a PC event at Gamescom have been sent by Nvidia to select journalists, according to Videocardz. While these invitations do not explicitly mention new PC hardware, they reportedly promise a "hands-on presentation" of the latest PC gaming titles.

This sort of presentation would be the perfect time for Nvidia to show off the power of their newest hardware.

Additionally, a Lenovo representative recently mentioned Nvidia's 11-series cards without reservation in a recent YouTube video, letting slip that the cards could be revealed sometime this fall. Whether this was a mistake or not is unknown at this time.

Finally, on June 23, Nvidia's Twitter account manager strangely tweeted a "Happy Birthday" message in memory of Alan Turing, who is widely considered the father of computer science. For the unaware, many feel Nvidia's next line of consumer GPUs will contain "Turing" architecture.

All of these hints could be mere coincidences and not indications of what's to come, but Gamescom is only a month away, so we won't have to wait long to find out for sure.

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Vulcanproject

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The Turing tweet seems unlikely to be a coincidence. Well worthy of an arch named after him alongside the likes of Maxwell, Kepler and Pascal. Hopefully his namesake's design will be a bit better than Fermi's :p
 

TomSEA

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Hope they do make an announcement. I'm jonesing to buy a new card, and even with the drop in current card prices, not interested in purchasing more than two-year old technology (10 series announced in March 2014 and released in May 2016).
 
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Polycount

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Hope they do make an announcement. I'm jonesing to buy a new card, and even with the drop in current card prices, not interested in purchasing more than two-year old technology (10 series announced in March 2014 and released in May 2016).
I just bought a 1080 Ti a few months ago, so I'm somewhat hoping they won't announce new cards so I don't have to sell it and upgrade again. :p But, at the same time, if the performance jump is significant enough (GDDR6, perhaps?), I won't be able to resist.
 
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Theinsanegamer

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I recently grabbed one of Dell's 144hz1440p monitors with Gsync, so I'll be looking forward to this. My 480 will be in need of an upgrade.
Hope they do make an announcement. I'm jonesing to buy a new card, and even with the drop in current card prices, not interested in purchasing more than two-year old technology (10 series announced in March 2014 and released in May 2016).
I just bought a 1080 Ti a few months ago, so I'm somewhat hoping they won't announce new cards so I don't have to sell it and upgrade again. :p But, at the same time, if the performance jump is significant enough (GDDR6, perhaps?), I won't be able to resist.
OTOH, if they announce it in a month, and release it in October, it wont be available to purchase until april of next year, so you will still have 9 months of being top dog.
 
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pencea

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It needs to be at least 45%+ (which I know it's not going to happen) for me to even consider upgrading to it over my overclocked 1080 Ti.

I'll see how the 1180/2080 Ti variant goes when it comes out.
 
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shm0wie

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I'm currently running a 6800k with a GTX 1080, but I can't wait to upgrade to a 9700k with a 1180 this fall, and pick up one of these incredible new monitors being released. This fall is exciting!
*rubs hands together*