We're coming so close to the launch of NVIDIA's next generation of consumer graphics cards, likely launch on August 20, if previous rumors and leaks prove to be accurate. As that date draws closer, there is more evidence of what's coming. That proof can be found at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) where NVIDIA has filed some interesting names.
One of the names is "Turing." So far, we have seen the Turing name only shown in unofficial leaks, but now NVIDIA has made the trademark officially. This is the strongest proof that NVIDIA's next-generation GPUs will carry the Turing code name, as opposed to Ampere or Volta (the latter is available on any professional card).
The other trademarks are "GeForce RTX" and Quadro RTX, "both apparently compared to the ability of future graphics cards to handle real-time beam tracking, and especially NVIDIA's RTX technology. This is further demonstrated in a YouTube video by AdoredTV, with information obtained by an estimated NVIDIA employee.
We suggest that you take the video with a large dose of salt, but if it all proves to be true, the video brings an interesting point about branding. There is a certain brilliance in the transition from GeForce GTX to RTX, the latter involves ray tracing capabilities that may not be available on current generation GTX cards and also make them outdated. For a moment, forget that the GeForce GTX 1
080 Ti is a fast and capable card – suddenly feels outdated next to newer cards with fresh branding.
The video also calls up certain card names and internal performance requirements, along with memory allocations and pricing
Again, we do not know if the information is accurate. Assuming that is, the upcoming GeForce RTX 2080 will be launched along with a new Titan card in August, delivering 50 percent faster performance than a GeForce GTX 1080 and 8 percent faster than a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. Pricing seems to be in line with Pascal when it debuted, although there is rumors that NVIDIA's next round card starts with $ 499 and goes up from there.
The only thing we make knows for sure is that August 20 (or which date NVIDIA rolls) can not get fast enough.