The majority of today's news will cover Intel's wide range of announcements from their architecture day, with new Optane DIMMs seeking to reduce latency to come close to matching that of DRAM to Foveros chiplets and hints of coming in off the Lake to spend some time in a Sunny Cove. Indeed there are more links below the fold offering more coverage as yesterdays announcements were very dense.
That might overshadow a rumour which dedicated discrete GPUs lovers would be interested in, the fact that NVIDIA might be able to get the RTX 2060 to market before AMD can launch a Navi based card. The Inquirer has seen rumours that NVIDIA might be able to release the card in the first half of 2019, while the 7nm Navi isn't expected until the second half of year. The early supply of mid-range NVIDIA GPUs might attract buyers who no longer want to wait; though depending on how Navi performs they could come to regret that lack of patience.
"GRAPHICS CARDS IN 2019 are set to get a good bit more interesting, as a leak suggests that Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2060 could reach the market before AMD's next-gen Navi Radeon cards."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Intel 2018 Architecture Day @ [H]ard|OCP
- Intel talks about its architectural vision for the future @ The Tech Report
- Intel introduces Foveros: 3D die stacking for more than just memory @ Ars Technica
- Intel Architecture Day – Foveros, Sunny Cove and Gen11 Graphics Coming Soon @ Legit Reviews
- TSMC to expand 8-inch fab capacity for robust demand for automotive, IoT @ DigiTimes
- The internet is going to hell and its creators want your help fixing it @ The Register
- Synology MR2200ac Mesh Router Review: First WPA3-Certified Wi-Fi Router @ Modders-Inc
- LG's beer-making bot singlehandedly sucks all fun, boffinry from home brewing @ The Register
- Ever Wondered How Those Computer-Controlled Christmas Light Displays Work? @ Techspot
Nvidia could have released an
Nvidia could have released an RTX 2060 before even today if they did not have so much remaining Pascal based inventory! So that’s a no brainer there for Nvidia and most definilely Nvidia can do an RTX 2060 and lower RTX bins before Navi is to market, that’s not news.
RTX Turing is already fully baked and ready to go, but there is still too much Pascal Inventory yet to be sold and Nvidia would have to price its RTX 2060 very low in order to not have folks passing that up for Nvidia’s Pascal deals. It’s not like Nvidia upped the ROP counts on Turing above what is already available on Pascal, amd most games are still raster oriented and that has not changed very much this early in Turing’s product lifecycle.
while nothing is guaranteed,
while nothing is guaranteed, “performance” in this case is basically a moot point.
navi chips will be priced accordingly, making Jeremy’s last statement all the more relevant.
nvidia preparing their mid-range lineup for release only serves to confirm that navi is nigh. nigh!