According to Igor Wallossek of Tom’s Hardware Germany, NVIDIA is allegedly going to launch its brand new turning graphic architecture in July this year. Igor who is the same person that leaked NVIDIA’s Ampere codename last year claims that there’s been a switcheroo of sorts.
NVIDIA Turing Architecture is Designed For Gaming, Allegedly Launching in July
NVIDIA had said that it is planning to replace Pascal powered GeForce gaming lineup with new graphics architecture code-named “Turing” in July. “Ampere” is said to be a Volta successor in compute, HPC and AI Machine learning market.
The name is suggested on the name of Alan Turing which had been famous for his work in the field of computer science and cryptanalysis. Naming after Alan Turing shows intentions of the company are to focus on the more professional use of graphics card rather just gaming. This news also came from Igor so we can believe in its surety.
Apere is reported to be in production since late January and it is expected to be revealed at GTC later this month between 26th to 29th of March. Turing, on the other hand, will enter in production phase in June with an announcement expected that month, at Computex in Taipei Taiwan. The launch as I mentioned earlier is said to be in the month of July.
This suggests that NVIDIA\s GeForce GTX 20 series lineup including GTX 2080 and 2070 will not actually be released later this month but rather debut in June and may hit shelves in July.
Change in the codename aside the facts around the hardware specs of new GeForce 2000 series is still unchanged. We are still looking at GP104/GTX 1080 class chip replacement in summer build on TSMC’s 12nm process technology and featuring 16gbps GDR6 memory from Samsung.