Rumours of the specifications for NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1180 Turing have begun popping up online. The latest of which suggests that the GPU maker’s upcoming gaming card will house as many as 3,584 CUDA cores; That’s the same amount of cores as the GTX 1080 Ti. As a point of reference, the current GTX 1080 comes with 2,560 CUDA cores.
Additional rumours suggest that the card will be based on a new 12nm die lithography, and will be available in both 8GB and 16GB GDDR6 memory configurations. If NVIDIA’s habits are anything to go by, it’s also very likely that the card’s GPU will fall under the GT104 naming convention.
While all this sounds very exciting, it still falls short of mentioning anything about Tensor cores; a key component in driving NVIDIA’s hyped up RTX Ray Tracing technology. This is important simply because NVIDIA itself had mentioned that the technology will be operable on its next-generation Volta/Turing GPUs. Which this rumoured GTX 1180 happens to be.
In any case, we may see the rumours dispelled soon enough. NVIDIA is reportedly prepping to launch the card within the year, and speculations are pointing at a possible event during COMPUTEX 2018 or in July.