NVIDIA may rename its next gen graphics cards
NVIDIA will unveil its new Pascal generation of graphics processing units in about two months time so the first rumors on how the new video cards will be named have surfaced up. The upcoming Pascal performance card is expected to be called GeForce GTX 1080 but it seems that this time NVIDIA may surprise everyone with new brand names for its video cards.
More specifically the new Pascal line will likely have the letter X in the model names just like ATI’s video cards about a decade ago. Thus the performance-based Pascal video card will be called GeForce X80, while slower and cheaper cards of the same line will be known as X70 and X60. The GeForce X80 Ti and GeForce X80 Titan will be high-end and enthusiast-grade cards that will sit on top of all other Pascal units.
In addition to this the new Pascal generation will offer more hardware resources than previously expected with the GeForce X80 Titan being the fastest card NVIDIA can offer from the Pascal GPU generation. The card is rumored to come with a GP100 GPU built on 16 nm production process, 6144 stream processors, 384 TMUs and 192 ROPs that run at 1025 MHz. Furthermore the card has 16 GB of HBM2 memory that communicates with the GPU over a 4096-bit memory bus. Thus the X80 Titan will offer 1024 GB/sec of memory bandwidth. All this hardware will come with TDP levels of just 225W. The current GeForce GTX Titan X graphics card, which is slower than the 80X Titan, has TDP of 250W. Of course, take all these specs with a grain of salt since nothing has been confirmed as of now.
The new Pascal generation will be unveiled in May of this year.