It’s already frustrating with Nvidia being silent about its next-gen GPU and rumors and leaks aren’t helping us with the wait. Now another report has emerged on the shores of the internet suggesting that next-gen Nvidia GPUs will be boosting VR bandwidth with a new type of connector.
The report comes from Tomshardware, who claims that sources of theirs have revealed it to them that with next-gen Nvidia GPUs, VR bandwidth will see a boost thanks to a new connector that Nvidia will be introducing with its upcoming GPU lineup.
The report suggests that Next-gen Nvidia GPUs will feature VR friendly connector that will push out the display on a much higher refresh rate with a single connector compared to previous GPUs.
Furthermore, GTX 1180 will be able to push put VR display at 120 Hz at a higher resolution using the single new connector. Reportedly, the new connector will be proprietary Nvidia connector, meaning that the connector will only be available for Nvidia GPUs.
However, speculations are that Nvidia will be using HDMI port for this purpose given that Nvidia prefers to follow industry standards and HDMI 2.1 features support for higher refresh rate.
Speaking of next-gen Nvidia GPUs, while Nvidia has its mouth shut when it comes to revealing them but a listing for GTX 1180 emerged over at Vietnamese e-commerce site. According to the listing, the GPU features:
- Nvidia Turing GT104 architecture
- Based on 12 nm process node.
- 3854 CUDA Cores(40% increase compared to GTX 1080)
- 256-bit 16 GB GDDR6 VRAM.
- 14 GHz Memory Clock.
- 409.6GB/s memory bandwidth.
Aside from the listing for GTX 1180, the alleged PCB for Nvidia GTX 1180 also leaked recently. However, the analysis of the leaked PCB suggests that it features 12 GB GDDR6 VRAM, which is 4 GB less compared to the listing, 384-bit memory bus interface and more.
With GDDR6 going into mass production, it seems likely that next-gen Nvidia GPUs will be using it over HBM2 and leaks suggest that same. The reason why GPU manufacturers are skipping HBM2 is that GDDR6 can provide performance equivalent of HBM2.
However, we might see the next-gen Nvidia GPUs to be revaled at Gamescom 2018 as Nvidia has reportedly started to send out invitations to the press for the annual event.
What do you think of Nvidia introducing a new type of connector for VR headsets to push out higher resolution display as high refresh rates? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.