Ahead of next week’s E3, the hype is real when it comes to graphics hardware. AMD has admitted that it will be revealing more about its Zen 2 CPUs and Radeon Navi during the event, while NVIDIA has teased something “SUPER” that largely feels graphics card-related.
NVIDIA has not given the press any insight as to what will be announced during E3, so right now, every bit of information you’re seeing is a true rumor. But, some rumor flourishes more than others, and one we’ve heard floating around quite a bit relates to 16Gbps GDDR6, which would provide a nice boost beyond the 14Gbps that the RTX 2080 Ti has.
At the same time this 16Gbps rumor is floating around, so too is one talking “Ti” cards, with the RTX 2070 Ti being a big target, and possibly an RTX 2060 Ti to complement it. These Ti cards could very well inherit that 16Gbps memory bandwidth, but it seems doubtful. It’s all up in the air right now. If there’s one thing NVIDIA’s good at, it’s keeping tight-lipped on details.
Rumors they may be, these are good ones. Add to all of this the fact that UL recently released an update to 3DMark’s Port Royale ray racing benchmark to “improve compatibility with upcoming hardware”. With NVIDIA being the only one offering accelerated ray tracing right now, it sure does seem like some new GeForce hardware is coming soon.
That being the case, it’d be understandable if you found it hard to want to jump on any one of NVIDIA’s current top-end GPUs right now with hints of even faster cards coming. With something definitely being announced at next week’s E3, you won’t have to wait long to see if holding out paid off.