Nvidia will be present at Gamescom 2018, however, the company has teased “spectacular surprises” for the pre-show which indicates that Nvidia will finally be revealing its next-gen GTX 1180 and other next-gen GPUs along with their release dates.
While we are expecting next-gen GPU reveal but Nvidia has also noted that the “event will be loaded with new, exclusive, hands-on demos of the hottest upcoming games, stage presentations from the world’s biggest game developers, and some spectacular surprises.”
The event will take place on Monday, Aug 20, 2018, at 6 pm CET and Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018, 10 am – 5 pm CET.
Back in June Nvidia reportedly sent out invitations to the press for Gamescom 2018 and since then speculations have been making rounds on the internet suggesting that next-gen Nvidia GTX 1180 and other next-gen GPUs will be revealed at the annual event.
However, the press invitations might be for a new game and exclusive behind-closed-doors gameplay reveals as Nvidia usually sponsors press individuals for such events.
We can speculate all we want but we will know for sure once Nvidia will reveal these “spectacular surprises” at Gamescom 2018.
Also, Nvidia revealing its next-gen lineup of GPUs will not be surprising since leaks and rumors have been suggesting it for past few months.
What really is the final nail in the coffin is the leaked e-mail confirming the launch of GTX 1170 and GTX 1160.
The e-mail was sent by NVIDIA AIC to a retailer not only confirming the next-gen GTX 11 series GPUs but also confirming the release dates for them.
According to the leaked e-mail, the upcoming GTX 1180 will be available on August 30, 2018, and the rest of the GPUs will launch a month at a time.
The GTX 1170 and mysteriously named GTX 1180+ will be available on September 30th while the GTX 1160 will drop in the GPU market on October 30th.
Speaking of Nvidia GPUs, with Microsoft and Sony pushing HDR on consoles, GPU manufacturers aren’t holding back either. However, turns out Nvidia GPU performance suffers more compared to AMD GPUs while rendering games with HDR.
According to tests, Nvidia GPU performance saw over 10% drop with HDR enabled but, AMD GPUs do not suffer as much as Nvidia GPUs. The tests were conducted with 12 games being rendered with HDR enabled on GTX 1080 and RX Vega 64.
What “spectacular surprises,” you think Nvidia will be bringing to Gamescom 2018? Will it be its next-gen GTX 1180 and rest of the GTX 11 series GPUs or just exclusive game coverage? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.