After the official unveiling of Nvidia’s GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti graphics cards a few weeks ago, rumours of upcoming new cards by the company have started to slow down. Well, not anymore it seems, because the folks at VideoCardz have discovered an Nvidia shipping manifest that is believed to be a new unreleased graphics card with 10GB of VRAM.
The discovered shipping manifest states the following: FOC / PG611 SKU0010 GPU / 384-BIT 10240MB GDDR COMPUTER GRAPHICS CARDS, 699-1G611-0010-000. At first those may seem like a bunch of random numbers that doesn’t necessarily indicate it being ‘new’. But, if one looks at the manifest bit by bit, it becomes clear that this is indeed an unreleased Nvidia graphics card.
So, firstly, the excerpt “PG611 SKU0010 GPU”. This is rather interesting because previously, the new Pascal-based Titan X graphics card was labelled as “PG611 SKU 00”. Next, the excerpt also includes “PG611”, which apprently is only reserved for Nvidia graphics cards with a Pascal GP102 GPU. Currently only one consumer-based graphics card is fitted with that GPU: the new Titan X.
The shipping manifest also provides this information: 384-BIT 10240MB GDDR COMPUTER GRAPHICS CARDS. This is probably self-explanatory, it’s a 384-bit GDDR(?) based graphics card with 10240MB (10GB) of VRAM. As one may have already known by now, the new Titan X comes with 12GB of VRAM, while the GTX 1080 has 8GB. So, this new graphics card could be one that is more powerful than the GTX 1080, but may not be as good as the new Titan X.
All of the aforementioned details point to one heavily rumoured graphics card: the GTX 1080 Ti. It all makes sense really, the GTX 1080 Ti should be more powerful than the GTX 1080 so that explains the GP102 GPU along with the 10GB VRAM. But the GTX 1080 Ti isn’t a graphics card that would beat the new Titan X, which, again, is evident based on the lower VRAM count.
Thing is, now that rumours like this are starting to surface, we can’t help but think that Nvidia will be looking into releasing another high-end graphics card very soon. CES 2017 maybe?