For State of Decay 2 and The Crew 2 Beta
Same shader cores as the GTX 1050 Ti
NVIDIA has quietly added a 3GB version of the GeForce GTX 1050 to its lineup. Despite this card doesn't belong to the "Ti" series, it features the same number of shader cores as the 1050 Ti. Furthermore it sports higher clock rate than the Ti version. In order to make it a bit slower than the Ti version, NVIDIA has reduced the memory interface to 96-bit.
What we could expect from it?
Gaming revenue is solid
For Conan Exiles, Pillars of Eternity II and Destiny 2
Last month, NVIDIA's 397.31 Game Ready driver ended up causing a lot of troubles for users with GeForce GTX 1060. The company has resolved the issue almost one week later with a quick hotfix. Moving on from the debacle, NVIDIA has released the 397.64 driver, compatible with Conan Exiles, Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire and Destiny 2 Warmind.
At GTC Taiwan
NVIDIA has posted a short teaser about the "Ultimate Gaming Experience". This might mean something, since we are all waiting a new series of graphics cards or it may mean something much less exciting like 4K HDR displays. As we mentioned in a news of yesterday, this monitors will be rather expensive and above $2000 USD.
MSRP price for several graphics cards
It is over already
Reset loop fixed
397.31 WHQL are causing a few problems
A few hours ago, NVIDIA has released another version of Game Ready WHQL driver. The driver release came alone with the usual release notes and they offer performance boost for a couple of games like BattleTech and Frostpunk. On the official forum several users have reported endless PC reset loop with this drivers.
Not GTX 20 series
NVIDIA's next family of gaming graphics cards might not be the GeForce GTX 20 Series after all. According to latest rumors, NVIDIA will use the GTX 11 Series name for the upcoming series. If the rumor is confirmed, NVIDIA doesn't plan to label the new cards by tens, like the current 1080 or 1070 models, but they will go with the GTX 1181 or the GTX 1185.
Still rather hard to do
During the course of the cryptocurrency hype, graphics cards makers have tried to find different strategies in order to contrast the shortage issue. NVIDIA has tried to make some effort towards this, selling some of its stock in the UK but it looks like that the green team is still far away to meet the demand.
Right after AMD announcment
Maybe already next month
During the CES 2017, ASUS and Acer among with other manufacturers have unveiled the first 4K big format gaming display. This display was set to be unveiled by the end of 2017. However due to several delays, the launch has been postponed to Q3 2018. According to some rumors, the first 4K/144Hz G-Sync HDR monitors might hit the market already next month.
Gaming brand only for NVIDIA
A few days ago, NVIDIA has introduced the GeForce Partner Program (GPP), an initiative that should fill the gap between NVIDIA and the companies that produce add-in cards or system based on its technology. NVIDIA will not require to join the program, however being part of the program will get the participants a lot of benefits.
Same chip used on GTX 1080 Ti and Titan Xp GPUs
According to a report from CryptoMining-Blog.com, it looks like NVIDIA isn't finished with the P102 GPU. The company is going to release a graphics card based on the same chip that we can find on the GTX 1080 Ti and the Titan Xp GPUs. Like the P104-100 which can be found on several cryptomining graphics cards, the P102-100 will come with a custom memory configuration.
Should be revealed at GTC 2018
Might be released during next GTC
A few months ago, NVIDIA has unveiled their roadmap about upcoming architecture for gaming graphics cards. According to latest rumors, NVIDIA might release next-gen of graphics cards in a couple of months. Since GTC is usually around late May, NVIDIA might show the upcoming graphics cards during that event.
Support for Warhammer: Vermintide 2 and WoT