More news from the NVIDIA front today. We already learned that there is NVIDIA activity during Gamescom in Germany, add to that an email proclaiming one to be from NVIDIA towards a board partner. This email talks about GeForce GTX 1180, 1170, 1180+ and 1160 by name.
The email and thus information leaked onto youtube channel Gamer Meld. Much like anything and everything on this topic, we cannot confirm the validity of that email and info. it is highly unusual that such a sensitive email would make it to the public, really HIGHLY unlikely. However, we cannot ignore the fact it's there. If it is real, then expect 30th August and 30 October as launch dates for some products. Basically, this is what the preliminary launches could/would look like:
- GeForce GTX 1180 on 30th August
- GeForce GTX 1170/1180+ in 30th September
- GeForce GTX 1160 on 30th October
You'll notice a 1180+. We're not sure about it, but are fairly certain that the GeForce GTX 1180: 30th August launch would be a founders edition, and the + very likely is a board partner board, AIB cards always launch later. All this info makes that email sound plausible (but really also could very well be tremendously fake). The email also mentions 21st August for a press conference call, for the partners.