There are rumours floating around saying that Nvidia is currently planning to replace three of its high-end Maxwell graphics cards – the GTX 980 Ti, GTX 980 and GTX 970 – with their respective Pascal-based GPU counterparts. Interestingly, several sources are saying that Nvidia might be looking to release all three graphics cards in the same month, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Nvidia’s GTX 980 Ti with its Maxwell GM200 GPU is rumoured to be replaced by the Pascal GP104-400 GPU. Meanwhile, the Maxwell GM204 GPU inside the GTX 980 may be renewed with the Pascal GP104-200 GPU. Lastly, the less powerful GTX 970 also with the Maxwell GM204 GPU could be substituted by the Pascal GP104-150 GPU.
Of course, it is very unlikely that Nvidia will re-release all three graphics without changing their names. Currently, there are many, many speculations on what the company will eventually name its highly anticipated graphics cards. So far, names that have surfaced include the likes of the GTX 1080, GTX 1070, GTX 1700, GTX 1800, and GTX 10K.
The question that lingers in plenty of gamers and PC enthusiast minds is most probably the release date of all three Pascal-based graphics cards. Although there aren’t any official announcement made by Nvidia yet, sources are predicting that they may be released sometime in June, right after Computex 2016. As always, rumours being what they are, should be taken with a grain of salt.