Nvidia teases GeForce event with ‘spectacular surprises’ next month

Nvidia plans to hold a GeForce event at Gamescom next month. The event will take place on August 20 and will include new games, practical demonstrations and "spectacular surprises". The surprises of Nvidia will surely include a new GPU. Originally, Nvidia scheduled a talk entitled "NVIDIA Next Generation Mainstream GPU" on Hot Chips on August 20, the same day as their newly announced GeForce event.

Nvidia is expected to announce its new GeForce GTX 1180 GPU, based on the Turing architecture, at this Gamescom event. Although Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang recently said that the upcoming GeForce GPUs would be "a long time from now", a Lenovo product manager mentioned the GTX 11 series and Nvidia made fun of its Turing architecture he commemorated Alan Turing's birthday on Twitter last month. The images of an alleged Nvidia engineering sample for the GeForce GTX 1180 filtered last month are completed with the new GDDR6 memory that Micron has just begun to mass produce.

It is rumored that the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1180 includes 3,584 CUDA cores, a clock speed between 1.6 and 1.8GHz, and up to 16GB of GDDR6 memory. All this should mean that the card is capable of playing the most recent games at a resolution of 4K with a refresh rate of 144Hz. That means the card will be a key purchase for anyone thinking of the latest 4K game monitors from Acer or Asus. These 27-inch panels include 144 Hz refresh rates, HDR and Nvidia's G-Sync compatibility, priced at $ 2,000 and will need a powerful GPU to take advantage of all the latest features.

Nvidia's GeForce event begins at 1PM ET / 11AM PT on August 20, and The Verge will be ready to provide you with the latest news about Nvidia's "spectacular surprises".

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