Friday December 21, 2018

Rumors Suggest Nvidia Could Launch Turing Cards Without Raytracing

Videocardz claims that Nvidia might launch a Turing-based "GTX 1160" GPU alongside the rumored RTX 2060 in mid-January. WhyChy claims he "received a tip" yesterday, and says that a paywalled article on Expreview corroborates the rumor, though they claim the upcoming card is actually called a "GTX 1160 TI." Both sites claim the new GPU will feature a different GPU than the RTX 2060, and that it won't feature the ray tracing cores of Nvidia's RTX lineup.

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The new series would still feature Turing GPUs, but their different variants. It is said that GeForce RTX 2060 will feature TU106-200 GPU, while the GeForce GTX 1160 would feature TU116 instead. The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti marketing material posted by Expreview mentions ‘Turing Shaders’, instead of ‘Ray Tracing’, which should remain exclusive to RTX series. More importantly, it is said that there will be no GeForce RTX 2050 model. The mid-range and entry-level models will be part of GeForce 11 series only.