Nvidia Volta GV104 and GV102 GPUs have been spotted in the latest HWInfo changelog and it is interesting to note that in the details, the graphics cards are not called Turing but Volta instead. We heard about the upcoming next-generation GPUs from Nvidia being called Turing or Ampere but that does not seem to be the case.
It is possible that Turing and Ampere are a version of Volta and that that is how the software is supposed to detect these graphics cards for the time being. One thing is for sure, the software has been updated in order to detect upcoming Nvidia Volta gaming graphics cards. HWInfo changelog added support for the Nvidia Titan V a month before it was launched, so it would not be a surprise if the next generation gaming graphics cards from Nvidia released a month from now.
This last bit has not been confirmed by Nvidia as of right now and is speculation at this point, so do take it with a grain of salt. But if the graphics cards to release a month from now, remember where you heard it first.
We recently found an Email from an Nvidia partner that suggested that the first graphics card to come out in the Volta lineup of gaming GPUs would be the GTX 1180. According to the email this graphics card would be released on the 30 of August. If that is indeed true then we will be getting the Nvidia Volta graphics cards almost a month from now. There is a catch though, according to the email, the graphics cards will be coming out one at a time each month. The only exception are the GTX 1170 and 1180+ that will be released in a pair in September.
It will be interesting to see how the upcoming graphics cards perform as compared to the Pascal series as well as the current competition. It has been two years since Pascal was released and I think it is safe to say that we are all expecting major a performance increase. For more news regarding the matter stay tuned to SegmentNext.
In other news, we learned that when HDR is enabled, Nvidia graphics cards take a major hit. The same is not the case for AMD GPUs.
Let us know what you think about the Nvidia Volta gaming graphics cards coming out a month from now and whether or not you are interested in buying one.