Be it GTX 1180 or GTX 2080, we’ve seen quite a number of rumors regarding to NVIDIA’s next generation GeForce GTX GPU and its supposed release date since Computex 2018. While there’s hardly any reliable source for most of the previous rumors, here’s a new one that surfaces on WCCFTech that seems to be a pretty reliable source on what’s actually coming next from NVIDIA.
According to the stated source, the leaked information on the Ampere GA104 GPU based GTX 2080 and GTX 2070 comes from the tweet by 小町の戯れ言@Komachi on Twitter.
[ECC] GeForceGTX 2070, GeForceGTX 2080 https://t.co/pv60lN4s6P
“Manli Technology Group Ltd.”/ 20.07.2018
— 小町の戯れ言@Komachi (@KOMACHI_ENSAKA) August 2, 2018
In the tweet, you’ll also find links to the ECC certification registered by NVIDIA AIB partner Manli Technologies which clearly shows the product name GA104-400 and both the GTX 20 series GTX 2080 and GTX 2070. With the product name GA104 registered, we can pretty much confirmed that the new GeForce GTX 2080 and GTX 2070 will be based on the Ampere GPU instead of Turing. The page that links to the supposed product name GA104 has been removed since then.
WCCFTech also mentioned that NVIDIA might announce the new GeForce GTX 2080 and GTX 2070 at Gamescom, which is happening soon from Aug 21, 2018 to Aug 25, 2018. Until then, the specifications of the new GPU is remain unknown.
That aside, we do see that quite a number of resellers who is actively doing promotion on the current generation GeForce GTX 10 series graphics cards. Could this mean that the GeForce GTX 2080 and GTX 2070 is probably already on its way to the warehouse of the distributors? As NVIDIA has not made any official announcement regarding to its upcoming GeForce GPU, so it’s best to take the news with a liberal pinch of salt.