NVIDIA Might Launch GeForce GTX 20 Series In May For Whopping $1499
NVIDIA is set to release its next-gen graphics GeForce GTX 20 series in May, which could be priced higher than the price of its existing flagship GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, which commands a price of over $1200 at Amazon. This information has led other to ask: is the new product worth the price.
The reported pricing of NVIDIAGeForce GTX 20 series came amid news that prices of graphics cards will not increase at least until the third quarter of this year. This means one thing: the successor of the current flagship is more expensive.
In fact, the price of its flagship graphic card at $1200 is seen as already inflated. NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1080 had debuted for $699 although its starting price was $599 when it was launched a couple of years ago.
The information as intimated to TweakTown by a source had indicated that reported improved performance than what GTX 1080 SLI could do is enough reason to price it higher. At present, GTX 1080’s price is ranging from $800 to $1000 at Amazon.
Now, the GTX 2080’s performance is predictably almost the same with that of GTX 1080 in SLI. Users would recall that GTX 1080 had the performance of two GTX 980s in SLI, that’s $1600-$2000 value of performance in SLI.
The GTX 2080, therefore, is expected to have 30 to 50 percent more performance over its predecessor. This may include, as TweakTown pointed out, more efficient in power consumption and better image resolutions. On top of this, GTX 2080 must have GDDR6 memory technology – faster than the present GDDR5X.
The GeForce GTX 2070 would be released with slower GDDR6 memory technology. It could possibly be downgraded to slower GDDR5X at 11 Gbps, depending largely on what NVIDIA is cooking at this stage. GDDR6 has the speed between 14 and 16 Gbps, which sets GTX 2070 and GTX 2080 apart.
Launching GTX 2080 at NVIDIA’s traditional launching price of $599 to $699 is puzzling. There is no reason why users would buy GTX 1080 priced at $1000 when GTX 2080 can be bought at $599-$699.
Looking back, there is still a need to power the Big Format Gaming Displays to have games on 65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TV. Perhaps, this explains everything.