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The latest rumor comes from Gamer Meld, a YouTube channel dedicated to gaming hardware News. Gamer Meld claims to have received an email from an Nvidia Add-In Board (AIB) partner postponing the release date for the GeForce 11 series. The staggered release will begin in late August with the GeForce GTX 1180 and continue until the end of October. Here's the data in the email, followed by the video that describes it all:
- GeForce GTX 1180: August 30 [GeForceGTX1170/1180+:September30
- GeForce GTX 1160: 30 October
Here are a few things to digest. One is the mention of a GeForce GTX 1180+ SKU. It's not clear if this is related to a GeForce GTX 1180 Ti, or rather an overclocked version of the GeForce GTX 1180.
Based on this Mystery SKU, keep in mind that these are launch dates for this particular board partner. Their identity is unknown and not necessarily Nvidia's own Founders Edition cards. That is, if the e-mail is genuine (which is a big "if" because such e-mails are not normally sent) and if the plans do not change, we expect Nvidia's top-level board partner on the
There were rumors earlier that Nvidia's next round of consumer GPUs will hit the market this month. We do not know if that ever happened, even though it's in line with what this supposed email claims to be, which is an overage of current GeForce 10 Series GPUs.
"Because we and other partners and manufacturers have plenty of unfinished or unsold 10xx GPUs, Nvidia has decided to delay publishing the 11xx cards," the email states.
That's plausible, although it's also a bad plan. After a lack of Pascal cards during most of last year, it's interesting that there's a sudden build-up of inventory just before the new stuff starts. There is also the question of a board partner who publishes this information in an e-mail. Manufacturers do not usually talk about a huge surplus they need to sell, and in cases where they do, we suspect that this typically happens by phone or in person.
Even though the email is fake, the GeForce 11 series is probably just around the corner. One thing we know for sure is that Nvidia will be talking about its next generation gaming GPUs at the hot-chip conference in August. Whether the tickets arrive before or after, we have to wait.