Nvidia made the jump from GTX 10 series to RTX 20 series GPUs. One would not even think that Nvidia will introduce GTX 11 series GPUs. But, here we are and Lenovo has confirmed the existence of Nvidia Geforce GTX 1160.
While it doesn’t make any sense but, the Lenovo Legion Y530 And Y7000P listings have confirmed the existence of Nvidia Geforce GTX 1160. However, Lenovo has removed the mention of the GPU from the listing but, HWBattle managed to take a screenshot.
According to the listing, Nvidia Geforce GTX 1160 comes in 3GB and 6GB variants. Other than that, the listing didn’t reveal other specs for the GPU like which type of memory and architecture the GPU is using.
Not only that, the listing also suggests next-gen GPUs. These next-gen GPUs will probably be the rumored RTX 2070 mobility and RTX 2060 mobility GPUs.
According to rumors and leaks, Nvidia plans to unveil its RTX 2070 and RTX 2060 Mobility at CES 2019. According to leak, the RTX 2060 mobility comes in two variants.
Both variants feature 6GB VRAM but, the difference comes in clock speeds. RTX 2060 Max-Q reportedly features 975 MHz clock speed while the other RTX 2060 mobility features 960 MHz of max clock speed.
Not only that, there is a significant difference in bus clock frequency in both variants. The RTX 2060 Max-Q features 1500 MHz of Bus Clock Speed while the second variant features 1750 MHz of Bus Clock Speed.
As for the performance, RTX 2060 for laptops performs better compared to GTX 1070 MAX-Q. But, is slightly slower compared to GTX 1070 for laptops.
Aside from laptop variants of RTX 2060, leaks and rumors suggest Nvidia also plans to unveil the desktop version of RTX 2060 at CES 2019. Recently, marketing material for RTX 2060 leaked which confirms the GPU reveal at CES 2019 this month.
What confuses me is the RTX brad being attached to 2060 as Nvidia confirmed RTX 2070 to be the minimum requirement for ray tracing. This means that 2060 won’t support real-time ray tracing but, I will wait for Nvidia to reveal the GPU and confirm it.
Speaking of Real-time Ray Tracing, RTX GPUs have RT Cores who are responsible for real-time ray tracing. Turns out you don’t need RT Cores to support ray tracing.
Folks over at 3dcenter have managed to run Battlefield 5 with real-time Ray Tracing enabled. Interestingly, the Titan V doesn’t even have RT Cores. Not only that, the GPU managed to run at the game at an average of 80 FPS.
PC enthusiasts managed to run ray tracing at the software level using DirectX 12. The reason why Titan V runs ray tracing and performs well is the sheer computational power of the $2999 Titan V.