Apr 21, 2017 03:18 AM EDT
The rivalry between AMD and NVIDIA is always heating up, and now NVIDIA has seen the need to revamp its gears. There are reports coming about that NVIDIA Volta has the capacity to quiet down and kill off its competitions, particularly the upcoming AMD Vega. NVIDIA has already begun the development of a new line that could outrun its competitors by launching Volta-based GPUs in the third quarter of 2017.
According to Tweak Town, NVIDIA is dominating the enthusiast markets with so many graphics cards that AMD will have trouble fighting them off with AMD Radeon RX Vega GPU. It looks like NVIDIA was preparing their next-gen GeForce GTX 2080 flagship graphics card, with a full GTX 2080 lineup expected in 2018 and now it seems that NVIDIA has "changed plans" and will launch a new series of graphics card later this year.
Poor market conditions are reportedly the main reason which is forcing NVIDIA to release the next-gen GPUs based on Volta architecture. Aside from the fact that hardware sales decline and price war have eaten its margin for the first quarter of 2017, the upcoming AMD Radeon Vega GPU is also said to be a factor on the company's revision of plans, as reported by Game Debate.
The NVIDIA Volta-based GPUs are said to be the next-gen GeForce GTX 2080 that are categorized as flagship graphic cards. While the lower-end GTX 2080 are said to hit the store shelves in the third quarter of 2017, the Ti counterparts are said to blast in the early months of 2018.
On the other hand, AMD will reportedly have three variants of its Radeon RX Vega: 4GB HBM2, 8GB HBM2, and 16GB of HBM2. Interestingly, AMD promises that the Radeon RX Vega 4GB HBM2 variant can outperform 11GB GDDR5X.
AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics card are using the full blown Vega 10 GPU and up to 8 GB HBM2 VRAM which will feature an AIO liquid cooler and just like the Fury X. The AMD Radeon RX Vega card will benefit from a heatsink that utilizes liquid cooling for better thermal performance.
According to Critical Hit, NVIDIA Volta is said to bear the GTX 20XX naming moniker and launch in the expected variations (GTX 2080, GTX 2070 etc). Volta should also introduce new High-Bandwidth Memory 2.0, alongside improvements to the GDDR5X memory present in the more enthusiast Pascal cards on the market.
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