It's probably something such as a RTX 2070 Ti at $600 while dropping RTX 2070 to $450 MSRP , RTX 2060 with faster memory bandwidth (see what happened on Pascal) to compete with upcoming Navi chips , or announcement of GTX 1650 Ti since GTX 1650 was underwhelming (unlikely due to the price gap). At lower tiers the price gap is smaller (~$30-60) while at higher price tiers the gap widens to $100 and up.
The lineup is currently:
$2.5K RTX TITAN 24GB, TU102 (basically for pro workloads due to price)
$1.2K RTX 2080 Ti 11GB, TU102 (uncontested)
$800 RTX 2080 8GB , TU104 (not really contested hard by Radeon 7 , as that is slower by ~ 8%)
<--- RTX 2070 Ti? 8GB, TU104 cut down and NVLink
$500 RTX 2070 8GB , TU106 <--- may be contested by full Navi
$350 RTX 2060 6GB, TU106 <--- may be contested by cut down Navi , currently up against Vega 64
$280 GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, TU116 <--- may be contested by cut down Navi , currently up against Vega 56
$220 GTX 1660 (6GB GDDR5) , TU116 <--- faster than RX 590 / RX 580
<--- GTX 1650 Ti? , TU117 full die (unlikely)
$150 GTX 1650 (4GB GDDR5) , TU117 <--- pretty terrible against RX 570
The only thing that makes sense is a preemptive strike against Navi as well as outlet for TU104 chips that don't make the cut for RTX 2080 / Quadro RTX 4000 (which has TU104 but same shaders as RTX 2070), which means the RTX 2070 / RTX 2060 may drop and there might be a RTX 2070 Ti of some sort. Obviously that depends on Navi pricing. If it's a $500 Navi that competes with RTX 2070 at best we would see a memory speed increase similar to what happened on Pascal.
Last edited by AlphaC; 05-23-2019 at 11:56 AM.