Is it me or is there an avalanche of rumours regarding the x60 cards? And some ridiculous claims that some cards will come with 3 GB of RAM. In 2019? 3 GB on a x60 card? The 1152 core GTX 1060 is already leaving a lot of horsepower on the table at 1080p in some games due to VRAM limitations, how on earth would a Turing based 1536 core GTX 1160 make any sense? Let alone a rumoured 1920 core RTX 2060 based on a binned 2070 chip.
Is Nvidia trying to figure out what to do next or something, trying to see what rumour sticks best?
If the two models end up being true, it's a bit of a mess. An RTX 2060 based on a binned RTX 2070 chip won't have enough RT and Tensor cores to justify its existence at the price that they will likely charge, so I guess being based on a binned chip is a low risk strategy for Nvidia, but the existence of the GTX 1160 without the RTX cores seems the most confusing. Some say it's a new chip with the RTX features stripped out but with 1920 cores - the same as the RTX 2060, but then who would buy the RTX model? -, others say it has 1536 cores, which seems to make a lot more sense, even if it will probably make for an unexciting card at still above normal pricing levels.
Besides, if they are going to produce a new, non RTX card at this point in time for the midrange market, they are basically proving AMD right, this tech isn't ready for the mainstream market. Wouldn't it make a lot more sense to just adopt the same strategy that they used for the GTX 200 series ten years ago? Only the higher end cards were new, the rest was all based on previous gen silicon. If they have an overstock of Pascal chips and they also don't have RTX, why not let go of their pride and keep selling the GTX 1060, GTX 1070 and 1070 Ti at reduced prices until 7nm comes along and they can produce a credible top to bottom line-up?
Last edited by tpi2007; 12-29-2018 at 07:02 PM.