RUMOR: NVIDIA Allegedly Branding Next-Gen GeForce As RTX 20 Series – Titan RTX 50% Faster Than 1080 Ti, RTX 2080 8 GB GDDR6 50% Faster Than 1080, RTX 2070 7 GB GDDR6 40% Faster Than 1070

NVIDIA has silently been working on their next-generation GeForce graphics cards and while we have seen the boards that would power the upcoming series, we still don't have a confirmation regarding the naming convention of the new gaming lineup. However, if AdoredTV's source is to be believed, then we are looking forward to an entirely new naming convention in which NVIDIA will be dropping their iconic "GTX" branding.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 Series Rumors - New Lineup With Turing To Feature RTX 2080, RTX 2070, GTX 2060 Graphics Cards With GDDR6 Memory, Titan RTX With HBM2

So the post is nothing more than a rumor but given the latest NVIDIA trademarks, the new naming convention might just make sense to be introduced with the upcoming GeForce lineup. Recently, a couple of new names were trademarked by NVIDIA which include Quadro RTX, GeForce RTX and a range of VR names which references back to their Virtual Link technology that is expected to intro on the upcoming lineup.

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According to AdoredTv, the next lineup is expected to feature entirely new branding which would drop GeForce GTX in favor of GeForce RTX.

It looks like NVIDIA is going to emphasize on their new Real-time Raytracing technology with the new cards judging by the name. So what would the RTX series look like, have a peek below:

  • NVIDIA Titan RTX - $3000 US (50% Faster Than 1080 Ti)
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 8GB GDDR6 - $500-$700 US (50% Faster Than 1080)
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 7GB GDDR6 - $300-$500 US (40% Faster Than 1070)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2060 5GB GDDR6 - $200-$300 US (27% Faster Than 1060)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2050 4GB GDDR5 - $100-$200 US (50% Faster Than 1050 Ti)

So let's start with the top card, the NVIDIA Titan RTX. This flagship Titan graphics card will be a semi-consumer product featuring a price of $3000 US, which is the same as the current Titan V. The total memory capacity is not stated but we can expect around 24-32 GB of HBM2 on the GV102 GPU core. This card may be very similar to the Titan V CEO edition but have a couple of changes in terms of clocks and core configuration. The performance is stated to be 15% faster compared to Titan V and 50% faster than the GTX 1080 Ti.

The flagship GeForce card would be the GeForce RTX 2080 and yes, this rumors points to NVIDIA using the 20 series label instead of the 11 series which we have been hearing about since a while now. It's a cause of confusion but only the launch will tell what NVIDIA will opt to use. Regardless, the graphics card will feature the TU104 GPU, that's Turing 104 for you. It will ship with 8 GB of GDDR6 memory, no issues there as we have seen boards with GDDR6 memory leak before and feature a price of around $500-$700 US.

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The GTX 1080 was priced at $699 US (Founders Edition) on launch so that much is also expected. The performance of this part is expected to be 8% faster than the GTX 1080 Ti and 50% faster than the GTX 1080. Do note this is a preliminary estimate for the reference variant. Both the Titan RTX and GeForce RTX 2080 are said to launch in August so we will get to hear more about them at either SIGGRAPH or Gamescom 2018.

Next up, we have another GeForce RTX card, the RTX 2070. This card will feature the TU106 core and 7 GB of GDDR6 memory. This points to a 224-bit memory controller. It's also odd since the GTX 1070 featured 8 GB of GDDR5 memory but well, we will see if there's any truth to this in a few days. Moving on, the price is expected around $300-$500 US and performance is stated around 17% faster than the GTX 1080 and 40% faster than the GTX 1070. The card using a different core than the GTX 1080 also seems super fishy. The card is said to launch in September of 2018.

GPU Memory Technology Updates

Graphics Card NameMemory TechnologyMemory SpeedMemory BusMemory BandwidthRelease
AMD Radeon R9 Fury XHBM11.0 Gbps4096-bit512 GB/s2015
NVIDIA GTX 1080GDDR5X10.0 Gbps256-bit320 GB/s2016
NVIDIA Tesla P100HBM21.4 Gbps4096-bit720 GB/s2016
NVIDIA Titan XpGDDR5X11.4 Gbps384-bit547 GB/s2017
AMD RX Vega 64HBM21.9 Gbps2048-bit483 GB/s2017
NVIDIA Titan VHBM21.7 Gbps3072-bit652 GB/s2017
NVIDIA Tesla V100HBM21.7 Gbps4096-bit901 GB/s2017
NVIDIA RTX 2080 TiGDDR614.0 Gbps384-bit672 GB/s2018
AMD Instinct MI100HBM22.4 Gbps4096-bit1229 GB/s2020
NVIDIA A100 80 GBHBM2e3.2 Gbps5120-bit2039 GB/s2020
NVIDIA RTX 3090GDDR6X19.5 Gbps384-bit936.2 GB/s2020
AMD Instinct MI200HBM2e3.2 Gbps8192-bit3200 GB/s2021
NVIDIA RTX 3090 TiGDDR6X21.0 Gbps384-bit1008 GB/s2022

NVIDIA Will Also Have GeForce GTX Graphics Cards Under The $300 US Price Tag, Rumor Alleges

There also seem to be two GeForce GTX parts in the lineup which include the GTX 2060 and GTX 2050. These cards don't use the RTX tag and could be due to performance levels not being that sufficient to handle to handle Ray tracing features like the top-tier cards. These two cards will be shipping in November and will feature price tags of $100-$200 for the 2050 and $200-$300 for GTX 2060. The GTX 2070 would feature 5 GB of GDDR6 memory, again 1 GB less than the previous GTX 1060 which had various configurations of 6/5/3 GB GDDR5 VRAM. The card will be 27% faster than the GTX 1060 at stock.

The GTX 2050, on the other hand, would feature the TU117 GPU core. The card would feature 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM and a performance rating of 50% faster than the GTX 1050 Ti. That's it as far as this rumor is concerned but as a word of advice, please treat this as nothing more as most of this info or all of it could be fabricated for all we know. Let us know your thoughts about this rumor in the comment section below.

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