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Ari Altman

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Re: CES 2018
« Reply #75 on: May 13, 2018, 03:12:07 PM »
What's the deal with Nvidia's 2018 graphics cards?  When will they be announced?  Also what about Intel's Cannonlake 9700K?  Supposed to be Q2 2018 right?

If you're referring to Intel's 8-core chip derived from the current Coffee Lake 8700K, it's probably going to be Q3'18. The Z390 chipset that will likely be required to support it has already been leaked. As for Cannonlake, you're getting ahead of things a bit. That won't be until 2019.

As for Nvidia's Volta-based GeForce cards, based on current rumors and previous launches that I've covered since 2013, I expect Nvidia will announce them in August for September release. While Nvidia typically launches with nearly zero availability, which drives prices up 10-20% over MSRP, I believe these cards are actually already in production, and Nvidia is aiming to launch with decent supply this time around. They could have launched already had they wanted, but four more months will allow them to ramp up supply as they rake in cash on current two-year-old Pascal cards.

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« Reply #76 on: May 18, 2018, 08:17:34 AM »
FYI, the rumor mill now reports that Nvidia will announce the GTX 1180 in July, with custom editions hitting the market in September. Pretty much as I predicted. That initial launch will be an extremely limited release, with only Founders Edition cards going for over MSRP, no doubt.

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« Reply #77 on: May 31, 2018, 11:17:02 AM »
FYI, the rumor mill now reports that Nvidia will announce the GTX 1180 in July, with custom editions hitting the market in September. Pretty much as I predicted. That initial launch will be an extremely limited release, with only Founders Edition cards going for over MSRP, no doubt.

Follow-up on my previous post - news is now that Nvidia will be announcing its next-gen gaming GPU in August, so falling in line with my initial prediction, not what the rumor mill predicted. I was pretty sure we wouldn't get a new video card in July.

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Re: CES 2018
« Reply #78 on: May 31, 2018, 05:19:57 PM »
FYI, the rumor mill now reports that Nvidia will announce the GTX 1180 in July, with custom editions hitting the market in September. Pretty much as I predicted. That initial launch will be an extremely limited release, with only Founders Edition cards going for over MSRP, no doubt.

Follow-up on my previous post - news is now that Nvidia will be announcing its next-gen gaming GPU in August, so falling in line with my initial prediction, not what the rumor mill predicted. I was pretty sure we wouldn't get a new video card in July.

How much of a jump do you expect this go around?  Par for the course?  I think I read where the 1180 is expected to be like 15% more powerful than the 1080Ti.  Think they'll go the route like they've done for a while now and the 1180Ti at the end of the cycle? 

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« Reply #79 on: May 31, 2018, 05:35:48 PM »
My best guess is 20-25% faster than GTX 1080 Ti, for around $750. Again, won't hit the market until September at the earliest, and likely in very limited quantities.

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Re: CES 2018
« Reply #80 on: June 14, 2018, 07:07:05 PM »
Well, it's finally here: the Acer Predator X27, the world's first 27" 4K 144Hz G-Sync Monitor.

After about three delays, starting a year ago, I'm pretty surprised it's already here. But the price makes clear why it had to be delayed. At $2,000, it's most definitely not going to sell in high volumes!