Another day, another Pascal rumour. Several sources have reported a leak showing an alleged cooler shroud for Nvidia’s upcoming graphics card. Interestingly, the embedded names on the cooler shroud indicate that Nvidia’s next generation graphics cards will be introduced under the GeForce 1000 series.
By looking at the picture above, one can clearly see that Nvidia is rumoured to release the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 graphics cards, which could be the replacement for the current GTX 980 and GTX 970. The leak was first reported by WCCFtech. It’s worth noting that these kind of pictures – with the right amount of Photoshop skills – can be easily faked.
However, folks over at Videocardz have analysed the photo in detail and found that it is somewhat believable. If the leak turns out to be true, then Nvidia fans might be looking at a potential unveiling of a GTX 980 and GTX 970 successor next week at Nvidia’s GTC 2016. Judging by the leaked photo – if it were to be believed – it seems that Nvidia will still stick to the the reference design that it has been using since the 2013 (GeForce 700 series).
Once again, rumours being what they are, should be taken with a grain of salt or in this case, plenty. All the reported rumours in the past several weeks will be proven (or not) come GTC 2016 next week. Let’s hope Nvidia reveals detailed information regarding consumer versions of the Pascal GPUs by then.
(Featured Image Credit: WCCFtech)