What is this that stands before me? A PCB in black with NVIDA branding

Subject: General Tech | August 3, 2018 - 03:09 PM |
Tagged: rumours, nvidia, GV104, gtx 1180

Stare deeply at the PCB picture, which purports to be of a GTX 1180.  The layout implies many things, such as the amount of GDDR we are likely to see; with 16GB seeming more likely than 8GB.  The golden SLI fingers have a different design from previous generations, which could signal the arrival of NVLink for consumers, a great feature for those who can buy their GPUs in pairs. The Inquirer has some more prognostications as well as links to even more leaked pictures.

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"It's also visible from the leaked pictures that this model has different Scalable Link Interface (SLI) fingers than the firm's previous GPU cards. This could be a sign of Nvidia implementing NVLink for gaming GPUs, and because the cut out for the GPU is rather small, it could be a GV104 core chip."

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Source: The Inquirer

August 3, 2018 | 03:15 PM - Posted by Anonymously Anonymous (not verified)

what some speculate is that the ports, specifically the bottom one is a type C for VirtualLink for VR.

August 4, 2018 | 08:54 AM - Posted by Anonymouse (not verified)

Much as I'd REALLY like to see VirtualLink (or even just regular Type C DP Alternate Mode) turn up on a GPU, there are not enough pads there to populate a Type C port. The onbly way I could see that working is to add a 'riser' PCB that borrows both the DP++ header ports (also visible for the lower port) plus the extra pins in order to mount a Type C port to the riser.

On the other hand, it looks like every port location can be populated with DP++, so HDMI can finally be dumped as a direct connection - still available with a passive DP++ adapter - and we no longer need to waste a port location on something that should only be present as an AV interconnect (even though it gets abused for desktop monitors. Stop doing that).

August 3, 2018 | 03:32 PM - Posted by Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous (not verified)

"with 12GB seeming more likely than 6GB"

Are you serious? It's 8GB or 16GB.

August 3, 2018 | 03:38 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

yes, that is the proper way to point out a typo.

August 3, 2018 | 05:27 PM - Posted by Sebastian Peak

I would have used profanity. A LOT of it.

August 3, 2018 | 09:43 PM - Posted by Anonymousnameisalreadyused (not verified)

If you was tbe anon or Germy?

August 3, 2018 | 03:50 PM - Posted by John E. (not verified)

I like the article title's reference to Black Sabbath. Usually I'm shaking my head to Jeremy's titles, but this one I give a golf clap, nodding in appreciation.

August 4, 2018 | 03:55 PM - Posted by Gary Dingleberry, RN (not verified)

Jeremy's titles are the only reason I come here

August 5, 2018 | 06:24 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

They can't all be winners; hope you at least read a bit more than the title.

August 3, 2018 | 04:30 PM - Posted by BZsAnalysisFTW (not verified)

Buildzoid has an analysis of this very naked PCB and BZ's analysis is a bit more detailed than that of that Inquirer RAG, that is mostly a shell of its former self.

August 4, 2018 | 12:05 PM - Posted by JediMaster-Allyn (not verified)

Buildzoid's look at the PCB was pretty interesting to watch for sure!

August 5, 2018 | 09:22 PM - Posted by Godrilla

Fyi hdr gsync monitors fell to $1799 microcenter from $1999. While still expensive hopefully will keep on falling. Previous ips ultrawides at $999 and even lower.

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