NVIDIA revealed the GeForce RTX 2060 at CES yesterday for a price of $349, promising the expensive features of Turing to the average gamer. However, recently there have been whispers of an alternate GTX 11-series lineup based on the same architecture, only lacking the RTCores (and/or Tensor) that accelerate raytracing and make it possible on current gen hardware.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1180

Now, a leak has surfaced on GFXBench as per which the GTX 1180 should be announced soon. However, this benchmark was run on Linux using the OpenGL API. The performance is identical to the RTX 2080’s and even the GFXBench tool recognizes the supposed 1180 as a 2080. So, there’s a pretty high probability that after AMD announces a budget-oriented, 7nm Navi GPU, NVIDIA will spoil the party with a cheaper 11-series Turing lineup lacking the fancy raytracing and DLSS tech.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1180

We’ll update you on this as soon as we get more info. Stay tuned for AMD’s CES keynote in 24 hours. Cheers!

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