Returning to even before NVIDIA launched its GeForce RTX series, there were rumors that some of its next generation cards (now current generation) will lack real-time ray tracing hardware and carry "GTX "moniker instead of RTX. We haven't seen it yet, but a new rumor suggests that more GTX cards are actually being developed.
Early speculation proposed NVIDIA can release a GeForce GTX 2060 model with the RT cores disabled. The logic behind the idea was that the lower end GPU would not have enough muscles to treat real-time ray tracing effects even with the RT cores enabled, although that may not be the case. It now looks like will be a GeForce RTX 2060 instead of a GTX model.
Although a GeForce RTX 2060 card shows up, it doesn't mean there won't be any future GTX parts. Chinese Language Website Expreview
reports that NVIDIA prepares a GeForce GTX 1
160 Ti graphics card on a version of Turing (TU116) that does not offer any RT cores, as they would remain exclusive to the RTX series.
The people of Videocardz heard it will actually be a GeForce GTX 1160 (non-Ti). Nevertheless, it has rumored that NVIDIA will share its future cards in two tier-GeForce RTX 20xx and GeForce GTX 11xx. It's probably a smart approach, as it would be easier to distinguish at a glance which specific models are built for real-time tracking and which are not.
This also makes sense from a price perspective. Many users have scoffed at the high price of NVIDIA's GeForce RTX series, starting at $ 499 (reference GeForce RTX 2070) and going up to $ 1,199 (GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition), and even higher for some custom models. And of course it is Titan RTX at $ 2,499, but it shouldn't be on any short list for strict play anyway.
A GeForce GTX 11xx series will probably cost less. For users who just want a performance bump and don't currently care about real-time beam tracking, this will give them a cheaper upgrade path to the latest GPU architecture.