Nvidia is currently leading the GPU market with its GTX 10 series and RTX 20 series GPUs. Now a rumor is making rounds on the internet suggesting that Nvidia is ready to reveal its RTX Mobility GPUs including the Nvidia RTX 2070 and RTX 2070 Max-Q at CES 2019.
According to the report, the Nvidia RTX 2070 and RTX 2070 Max-Q mobility GPUs will be the focus at CES 2019. Furthermore, Nvidia has set the embargo for the RTX Mobility GPU drivers for January 26, 2019.
If the drivers are any indication then gaming laptops with RTX Mobility GPUs will be available following January 26. However, the report claims that Nvidia will not reveal its RTX 2080 Max-Q at CES 2019 as it is still in the works.
While it isn’t confirmed but, expect RTX Mobility GPUs to be GTX ones as they probably won’t be able to support real-time ray tracing.
But, if Nvidia manages to squeeze that in then I will be very much impressed. Also, given that this is just a rumor, take it with a grain of salt.
Speaking of the Nvidia’s 20 series GPUs, the GTX 2060 GPU is nowhere to be found and Nvidia isn’t talking about it. However, there are reports and rumors regarding when the Nvidia GTX 2060 will release.
GTX 2060 first popped up in benchmarks for Final Fantasy 15 earlier this year. An unnamed Nvidia GPU popped up and the device is around the same spot where the Nvidia GTX 2060 should be. Not only that, the alleged Nvidia GTX 2060 is faster compared to GTX 1070 Ti.
However, rumors suggest that Nvidia will unveil the GTX 2060 later this month. However, given that CES 2019 is less than a month away from launch, I speculate Nvidia will use the CES 2019 to reveal the GTX 2060 along with its RTX Mobility GPUs.
Also, don’t expect the GTX 2060 to support real-time Ray Tracing as Nvidia has confirmed that RTX 2070 is the minimum requirement for real-time Ray Tracing.
However, we are yet to see any 7nm GPU in the market and according to report, 2020 is the year of 7nm GPUs. The report suggests TSMC’s 7nm process node is quite popular around the world.
Furthermore, TSMC is expected to complete 50 contracts by the end of 2018. Also, the report claims that Nvidia along with a number of tech giants will adopt the 7nm process node by 2019.
Speaking of unannounced GPUs, AMD Radeon Vega 20 is another GPU teased within Final Fantasy 15 benchmarks. The Radeon Vega 20 is also based on the 7nm process node.
AMD is currently bragging about its 7nm CPUs and GPUs. These 7nm Ryzen 3000 CPUs are expected to be revealed at CES 2019. So expect AMD to launch its 7nm GPUs in 2020 probably ahead of Nvidia.