Over the years, Nvidia has continuously been releasing new generations of graphics cards. However, we did not find a new launch for quite some time now. It has been over a year that we have been waiting for a launch from Nvidia. The wait is finally over. Nvidia is finally launching the GeForce GTX 1180 GPU this year. The release was expected to be around July 2018, but it seems Nvidia may miss this schedule. In any case, what is GTX 1180 all about and what features will it bring about? How does it compare? GTX 1180 Specs vs GTX 1080? We will check out in the following paragraphs.
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1180 – An Overview
There are several leaks available for the impending launch of Nvidia GeForce GTX 1180. The GTX 1180 has been stated to be equivalent to the existing GTX 1080 founders edition. There are a few slight differences though to mark the update.
The GTX 1080 had a 352-bit bus for memory, while the upcoming GTX 1180 comes with a 256-bit memory bus. The new GPU is expected to use a GDDR6 memory as Nvidia has always been known to use it for its high-end memory cards. Though there is no confirmation available for the exact memory chip that will be outfitted with the new GTX 1180 GPU, it would be safer to assume that it will come with an 11Gbps memory – at least. That is what we have found on the GTX 1080ti.
As per the leaks and rumors available, the performance statistics of GTX 1180 will outperform GTX 1080 by 1.51 times. It should be able to provide a performance 1.18 times faster than the GTX 1080 TI.
What are the improvements expected?
Ideally, it could be too early to commit but, the GTX 1180 is expected to bring up a considerable performance improvement. The performance is supposed to be excellent in its own right.
The specifications are impressive enough – if the leaks are to be believed. The GPU will run at 200 Watts and will be manufactured with a new age manufacturing using a 12 nm process. It is likely to be packed with 3584 CUDA cores and 224 Texture Mapping Units. The GeForce GTX 1180 will be available with a 16 GB of DDR6 VRAM as options. You will have access to Floating Point 32 (or FP32) performance. The performance expected is a massive 13 teraflops. It should indeed be the best performance ever observed on a consumer GPU from Nvidia. Given the specifications on the previous GPUs from Nvidia viz GTX 1080, this is indeed a vast and whopping improvement by any standard.
All the specifications are currently available through the leaks and suggest a considerable improvement or in some cases somewhat improved over its previous release.
Nvidia GTX 1180 Specs vs GTX 1080 – A Spec Comparison
|Features/ Particulars||Nvidia GTX 1180||Nvidia GTX 1080 Founder’s Edition|
|Manufacturing Process||12 nm FinFET||16 nm FinFET|
|Die Size||400 Square mm||314 Square mm|
|Texture Mapping Units||224||160|
|Core Clock Speed||1600 MHz||1607 MHz|
|Boost Clock Speed||1800 MHz||1733 MHz|
|FP32 Performance||13 TFLOPS||8.7 TFLOPS|
|Memory Interface||256 bit||256 bit|
|Memory||8 to 16 GB GDDR6||8 GB DDR5X|
|Memory Speed||16 Gbps||10 Gbps|
|Memory Bandwidth||512 GB per sec||320 GB per sec|
|Maximum Power||170 to 200 Watts||180 Watts|
|Launch||July ’18 (Likely)||July 2016|
A Little More info on The New GPU from Nvidia
Well, the Nvidia 11 series graphics cards are being launched quite soon. The founder’s editions of GTX 1180 has been expected to arrive in July. That would make it exactly two years after the launch of the GTX 1080 Founders Edition.
Though an exact time frame may not be available, the roadmap is likely to be with the launch of GTX 1180 Founder Edition. This will be followed by third-party cards supporting the technology in August and September. The laptop-based versions will see the light of the day sometime in the later part of the year.
We are expecting two launches – the GTX 1180 and GTX 1170. While the GTX 1180 will be the flagship offering meant for high-end devices, the GTX 1170 will be presented as a more affordable option. The vast differences between the GTX 1180 and GTX 1080 are the CUDA cores (3584 as opposed to 2560), the Texture Mapping Units (224 as opposed to 160) and manufacturing process ( 12 nm as opposed to 16 nm).
However, as things stand now – everything will be mere speculation. We would expect clear communication from Nvidia about the exact launch. It is anticipated that the new generation graphics card has been expected to bring in a considerable performance boost. Given the fact that the last launch was two years ago, we can only conclude that it would ideally be a massive bump in performance.
The Concluding Thoughts
Well, that is a fair comparison based on what we have gathered from the leaks and rumors available from different sources. Though we have every reason to believe the speculated specifications to be accurate and verified, we would advise you to take them with a pinch of salt – well, until the time Nvidia releases the spec sheets for the new gen GTX 1180 graphics card.
Whatever be the other aspects, it is understood that the price will be a little higher. The leaked sources suggest a cost of $ 699. Given the fact that GTX 1080 was launched at $ 600, it can appear to be a little expensive. However, it has been a common practice to offer flagships at a slightly higher price band. Moreover, the expensive GDDR6 can also be a reason for the enhanced cost of the graphics card.
That is all we have for the Nvidia GTX 1180 Graphics card that we have right now. We promise to share further information as soon as we find any inputs officially from Nvidia.