Leaked Release Dates, A new GTX 1180+ GPU and GTX 1170 Benchmark
We already have a ton of reliable information about the upcoming GTX 1180 GPU – GDDR6 Memory: Possibility of 2GHz Clock Speed, Turing Architecture and a 50% relative performance gain from the GTX 1080. These rumours and what they meant were covered in our previous ‘GTX 1180 – Everything we know so far‘ article. Now, new rumours have surfaced for NVIDIA’S upcoming high-end GeForce GTX 1180 GPU. There also seems to be a new GTX 1180+ GPU, and apparently a GTX 1170 Benchmark. Let’s have a look.
Leaked Release Dates & A New 1180+ GPU?
We have a big leak for the whole GTX 11 Series GPU Lineup. An extremely confidential email between a retailer and an official NVIDIA Board Partner has been leaked which confirms the launch schedule for four new GeForce GTX 11 Series GPUs –
- GeForce GTX 1180 on 30th August 2018
- GeForce GTX 1180+ on 30th September 2018
- GeForce GTX 1170 on 30th September 2018
- GeForce GTX 1160 on 30th October 2018
Yes, you read that correctly. There seems to be a new GTX 1180+ GPU! However, it is more likely that ‘1180+’ is just a different name used for easier reference purposes to the highest end GTX 1180 Ti GPU. If that’s not true, the GTX 1180+ will probably be a higher-end version of the GTX 1180, just like the GTX 1080 Ti is for the GTX 1080. This GTX 1180+ GPU could also be a more refined version of the GTX 1180, maybe with more VRAM, higher clock speeds or an aesthetical upgrade to the normal version.
Here is the leaked email. The source for this is Gamer Meld’s YouTube Video.
GTX 1170 Benchmark Leak – Beats GTX 1080 Ti!
We also have a new rumour on the GTX 1170 – a leaked 3DMark FireStrike Benchmark. The performance in this benchmark shows sheer monstrosity and if it’s true, the GTX 1170 is going to be an amazing card. This also means that the GTX 1180 & 1180 Ti GPUs will have even better marginal performance differences compared to last gen GPUs. The source of this leak is by Wccftech and here’s what they have to say –
Just over two months ago we published the preliminary specs and expected performance out of NVIDIA’s GTX 1170 based on all the contemporary rumors and leaks at the time and we labeled it a potential GTX 1080 Ti killer. If this recent leak is to be believed then we’re indeed looking at a GTX 1080 Ti killer.
Let’s dig in. Here is the screenshot of the benchmark, which shows a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1170 GPU being used, with EVGA being the board partner. The GPU seems to have 16GB of Memory, and a 2.5GHz Clock Speed!
Conclusion & Personal Thoughts
Again, none of the info is official from NVIDIA – these are all just rumours.
The source for the leaked email comes from the YouTube Video by Gamer Meld. I can’t really say whether this is true or not, but the YouTuber turned off ads for his video with the explanation that he isn’t doing the video for the YouTube revenue but to genuinely share the exciting news he found with hardware enthusiasts. Previous rumours have agreed to an August launch for the GTX 1180, so this rumour does seem to be quite believable.
For the GTX 1170 Benchmarks – the specifications mentioned in the 3DMark FireStrike Benchmark are quite surprising. The GTX 1180 had a rumoured potential clock speed of 2GHz, and in this benchmark we see the GTX 1170 having a clock speed of 2.5GHz. The GPU used also seems to be a custom card manufactured by EVGA (which are usually overclocked a lot, especially if it’s a FTW Variant). So, the actual stock speed could be way lower around 2.3GHz or so.
Still, even 2.3GHz is a very high clock speed for a GTX 1170. It still could be true, and if it is actually true it also means that we can expect the GTX 1180 & 1180 Ti/1180+ GPUs to have a stock clock speed of more than 2.5GHz instead of the earlier speculated 2GHz.
Secondly, the amount of video memory used on this GTX 1170 GPU is 16GB. Earlier rumours said that the GTX 1180 would have 11-12GB of VRAM, but not more than that. Even 8GB of VRAM is more than enough for recently released AAA titles! If the GTX 1170 uses 16GB of VRAM, the higher end GTX 1180 and 1180 Ti/1180+ GPUs would probably use the same amount of VRAM but the memory speeds will be faster.
What do you think about these rumours? Let’s discuss in the comments.