New Up and Coming GTX 20 Series
Nvidia with its pascal GPU architecture used for the past 2 years. In 2018 they will release the next generation GPU with Volta architecture. Having a teaser last year with GTX Titan V, the release of the next new generation of technology was more anticipated than ever.
With All the excitement and anticipation, especial when there is a rumor that says the 20 series will be released in 2018 creating a wide speculation of the upcoming specification of the card that will be released.
According to rumors reported by German website 3D Center, NVIDIA might release its GeForce GTX 2080 GPU on its Ampere architecture, which is a refresh to Pascal architecture. The website stated that NVIDIA would replace the GP102 chip used in GTX 1080 Ti and Titan X with the GA104 GPU in the Ampere architecture. The website claims that TSMC has stopped manufacturing GP102, which means NVIDIA would no longer manufacture GTX 1080 Ti and Titan X to make way for GTX 20 series.
Also stated in the rumor that it will solve the crisis between mining and gaming
Mining Specific Graphics Card and Gaming Cards
The vendetta between miners and gamers will be resolved. many articles suggested that NVIDIA put a GPU-level crypto mining on its new GTX 20 GPUs. This means the GTX 20 GPUs would have to buy specific GPUs for cryptocurrency mining. They will also ban the cryptomining feature on some cards to prevent miners to use up all the cards.
The article also suggested that NVIDIA could also offer a service wherein miners would have to pay an amount to unlock the GPU for mining. This way, NVIDIA could protect gamers from artificially inflated GPU prices because of a supply shortage.
The Launch of GTX 20 Series
The rumors stated that NVIDIA would unveil the first GPU in the Ampere family, GTX 2080 and GTX 2070, at the GTX 2018 (GPU Technology Conference) to be held in March 2018. This would follow the launch of the GTX 2060 and Titan cards later in 2018. But it’s important to note that these are just rumors, and NVIDIA has made no announcement of any refreshed gaming GPUs.
In fact, NVIDIA chief executive officer Jensen Huang, at the fiscal 4Q18 earnings call highlighted that the company’s Pascal GPU is widely popular, which has suggested to many that a launch of a refresh unlikely