NVIDIA has been keeping its lips tightly sealed regarding its next-generation GeForce GTX 11 series GPUs. However, a new leak now suggests that the GPU maker will be announcing its new GPUs at this year’s Gamescom 2018 in August.
The leak was first detected in a video interview conducted by YouTuber Brainbean during last month’s E3 2018 event. In the interview, Brainbean was talking to a Lenovo product manager by the name of Rex Stover, who was giving the run down of his company’s new Legion desktop PCs.
In the video, Stover referenced NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 11 series during three separate occasions. The first mention comes just as reveals the system specifications of the Legion Y730 PC, stating that the systems are all fitted with “GTX 1060 GPU at this time” but will have the option of NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 11 series GPU “at time to market”, with the top-of-the-line being the GTX 1180.
It’s Stover second mention of the GTX 11 Series that he provides a timeline, saying that the GPU is expected to be available sometime during Fall this year. For context; the Fall season starts in August. The timeline is less likely to be a coincidence, as August is the month of where NVIDIA is expected to give a talk about GPUs at the annual Hot Chips conference, as well as it being the month that Gamescom 2018 will commence.
The timeline also falls in line with an earlier report by Videocardz that NVIDIA has already been sending out invites to the media that is supposedly happening on 21 August 2018; the first day of Gamescom 2018.
With all that’s been said, it should be pointed out that it isn’t all that uncommon for tech companies to provide the media with an ambiguous time table, or refer to unreleased products by their universally accepted nomenclature. There’s still no official announcement from NVIDIA itself, and it goes without saying that until there is, this news should be taken with a large grain of salt.