NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2000 Series To Be Powered By Ampere GA104, April Release Possible?
It has been previously supposed that the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2000 series will be announced during the Consumers Electronics Show (CES) 2018. Unluckily, that didn’t transpire but recent news suggests that the Ampere GA104 powered GPUs might arrive in April.
Based on some reports, a German website 3DCenter revealed that NVIDIA will seemingly replace the GP102 chip this year with the GA104 GPU. This chipset will the first of the Ampere group. The bottom of this speculation is that Ampere will make its first appearance during either GDC in mid-March or GTC in late March. This will be followed by a proper launch that is slated for April, which is almost two years after Pascal first hit the market shelves.
It was also worth noting that the alleged release schedule is GA104 for the GTX 2080 and 2070 in April. It will be followed by the GA106 for the GTX 2060 in the summer. Aside from that, it was also revealed that at some point in early 2019, the GA102 will surface once more for a new Titan card and/or the GTX 20180Ti.
With the said code-names, Ampere appears to be more really related to Volta rather than Pascal. Thus, it is safe to assume that the Ampere chips could be improved Volta GPUs that can handle gaming loads better.
Also, there’s a probability that the crypto miners will jump to GTX 2000 cards since Volta’s specs exhibit enhancements for memory workloads. This is an aspect that would significantly boost mining efficacy. Moreover, the American multi-national company could be forced to take severe restrictive measures if this turns out to perpetuate the problems that the gamers are facing now due to low Pascal-powered cards.
As of this moment, these are the known information about the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2080 and GTX 2070 that are speculated to be powered by the GA104 chipset. Please stay tuned as we’ll definitely keep you updated!