Rumour has it that Nvidia is looking to mass produce its upcoming cryptocurrency-centric GPU called “Turing” in the third quarter of 2018. This, of course, is one of the company’s efforts to shift cryptocurrency miners away from consumer-grade graphics cards, and onto graphics cards with specialised mining hardware.
Reports have suggested that Nvidia has briefed its AIB partners regarding its efforts and have informed them to not promote any cryptocurrency mining-related activities to consumers. That aside, consumers shouldn’t view Turing GPUs as a replacement for Pascal. But, it should be noted that neither Nvidia nor its partners have confirmed that Turing GPUs will indeed be made just for cryptocurrency mining purposes.
Previous rumours have mentioned that Turing-based graphics cards will be officially unveiled during Nvidia GTC 2018 event, which is happening from 26 to 29 March. If this rumour were to believed, then consumers can expect detailed information regarding Turing GPUs to be announced in a few weeks time.
Regardless, it’ll be interesting to see just how big of an impact Turing-based graphics cards will have on the current GPU situation amongst general consumers and cryptocurrency miners. Hopefully, the introduction of these new GPUs will help reduce the prices of current generation graphics cards.