NVIDIA GTX 1180 Surfaces on TechPowerUp GPU Database, Specs Confirmed
Good news for NVIDIA GPU stans! Another promising lead on NVIDIA’s upcoming GTX 1180 graphics card has been revealed through TechPowerUp’s online GPU database.
In the listing, TechPowerUp lays down every detail about the upcoming card. From specifications to performance, the reveal covers almost all aspects of the much-anticipated GPU. However, TechPowerUp warned that these results might still be subjected to change seeing as there’s still a lot of time before the GTX 1180 is released.
According to the data, the GTX 1180 is based on the Volta architecture manufactured through TSMC’s 12nm FinFET process -significantly improving speed and overall performance compared to the previous generation. As with our previous reports, the core count still tallies at 3584 CUDA cores. This new update also details that the card is indeed going to use the new GDDR6 memory supplied with 16GB of DRAM.
In terms of clock speed, the new GTX 1180 will have a base speed of 1405 MHz which can be boosted to 1582 MHz. Wccftech insists that if this card is anything like Pascal, the current boost clock is just the standard rate and actual clock measurements could soar up to 1800 MHz.
When it comes to physical form, the new entry measured at 10.5 inches in length and dual slot width. Thermal design power is at 200W, which can be jump-started by either a 1×6-pin or a 1×8-pin configuration. It also has a single HDMI port and 3 DisplayPort ports attached to its setup.
Though previous leaks were on point, one particular aspect of the new GTX 1180 stands out -its base architecture. As we all know, rumors point that the new architecture of the card will be called Turing, however, the TechPowerUp listing identified the Nvidia GTX 1180 as having a Volta architecture rather than the former.
Wccftech says that this might simply be a Machine ID error wherein the GPU-Z tool is reading the architecture imprecisely. They say that, in essence, Turing is simply an optimization and a process shrink of the Volta structure, which may have affected the reading.