True to kind, Nvidia seems set to reply to AMD’s upcoming Navi technology of graphics playing cards with some tweaks to its present GPU lineup. It’s reportedly readying some enhanced variations of its RTX 2000-series Turing playing cards with sooner reminiscence. It’s not clear whether or not this can imply replacements of all present playing cards, or whether or not this can kind Nvidia’s typical mid-generation reshuffle within the type of new Ti playing cards.
The final time AMD launched a line of graphics playing cards was in 2017 with the first-generation Vega playing cards (ignoring the highly effective, however area of interest, Radeon VII launch earlier this yr). Nvidia responded with the launch of the 1070 Ti simply a few months later, providing credible competitors to each the Vega 56 and 64. With AMD’s Navi graphics playing cards set to launch in simply a few months’ time, it seems like Nvidia might as soon as once more look to supplant AMD’s new GPU launch with a refresh of its personal.
All present RTX Turing graphics playing cards make the most of GDDR6 reminiscence operating at 14Gbps, however in line with the newest rumor from a RedGamingTech video, by way of PCGamesN, Nvidia will increase that to 16Gbps to create plenty of new, aggressive graphics playing cards. Since present rumors counsel Navi will compete with Nvidia’s GTX 16-series playing cards, in addition to the RTX 2060 and 2070, we’d count on any Nvidia refreshes to deal with these latter two RTX playing cards. The 1660 Ti and 1660 are too new to obtain any form of re-release at this time limit.
Even a refresh of these playing cards feels fairly quick although, contemplating the RTX 2070 was solely launched in October 2018, and the RTX 2060 in January this yr. New variations of both of these playing cards won’t please present homeowners who solely lately upgraded, however such are the perils of shopping for new PC elements. There’s all the time one thing new and glossy simply over the horizon.
AMD’s Navi playing cards are slated for a third-quarter 2019 launch, however many level to July 7 as a possible launch date, giving AMD a 7/7 launch date to have fun the expertise’s use of a 7nm course of. Nvidia would probably try and undercut this by launching its revised graphics playing cards slightly sooner, however we’ll have to attend and see how that performs out.