Some reports have already suggested that NVIDIA’s next-generation graphics processors, based on its Turing architecture, will be released towards the end of the third quarter of 2018. A new report today claims that the company will begin seeding the next-generation GeForce GPUs to its Add-in-Board partners either by late August or early September.
If the timeframe is accurate and NVIDIA does seed the GPUs to its GeForce Add-in-Board partners by September then it’s possible that the company will launch the new GPUs a few weeks later. The volume of the initial seeding will reportedly be limited with partners getting a few hundred GPUs each initially.
That’s because it’s difficult to prevent information about the new products from leaking out once the channel seeding begins so it just makes sense for the company to get ahead of the story by officially launching the Turing-based GPUs.
However, the same can’t be said with absolute certainty, and the likelihood exists that NVIDIA might make us wait for a couple of months after it seeds the GPUs to partners for the official launch. If the public launch does not take place in September then the report mentions that NVIDIA might target the late Q4, 2018 timeframe for the launch.
It’s not confirmed as yet what NVIDIA will actually be naming these cards but there are suggestions that the company will go with the GTX 11XX nomenclature.