Nvidia AIB Partners Will Allegedly Have Just a Few Hundred GTX 1180 GPUs Each at Launch

Written by Jon Sutton on Mon, Jun 25, 2018 4:59 PM

Nvidia’s next-generation GeForce graphics cards based on the Turing architecture will be in extremely short supply, according to a report from WCCFTech. They allege that the first Turing chips will be heading to Nvidia’s Add-in-Board partners in either August or early September, with a view to launching in either Q3 or Q4 2018.

Right now we’re hearing an absolute ton of rumours about the upcoming next-gen GPUs from Nvidia, so it’s difficult to pick through the crap and discern what’s actually true. Within the last week alone we’ve heard the GeForce GTX 1170 and GTX 1180 will be ready to launch on July 30th; launching in August; delayed due to excess stock of Pascal GPUs; even pushed all the way back to 2019. And now we have this, which Usman Pirzada claims has been confirmed by multiple third-party sources.

So what we could be looking at is Nvidia shipping out the Turing graphics cards to AIB partners within the next 8-12 weeks. It would then be likely we get an official announcement from Nvidia regarding the new GeForce generation before it leaks. That would make a September launch for the GeForce GTX 1180 and GeForce GTX 1170 Founders Editions a viability, with AIB partners rolling out a few weeks later.

Despite the assurances from sources, they do claim that the launch of Nvidia’s GPUs could potentially slip into Q4 2018 (October-December) if Team Green runs into any snags in the manufacturing process.

As for when you can actually get your hands on these things - good luck seems to be the appropriate term. WCCFTech has come out with what appears to be a fairly ludicrous claim of just 150-300 GPUs per AIB partner in the initial shipment. If we're to take their word for it then that would make the GeForce GTX 1180 and GTX 1170 GPUs hot-ticket items. There would be just a few thousand for a supposedly global launch. For most new-gen graphics card launches, supplies are usually on the tight side, but the 30-month gap since the arrival of Pascal could see demand driven sky-high.

If we were to assume this report is true, prices for the initial round of GeForce Turing GPUs are going to be hyper-inflated until stocks are resupplied and demand settles down. The options available would be to snag a GeForce GTX 1180 directly from Nvidia for MSRP or hold off until there are more supplies heading to retail channels.

Pricing has yet to be announced for the upcoming GeForce GTX 11 series graphics cards, although we'd expect the GeForce GTX 1180 to retail for somewhere in the region of $600-700, while the GeForce GTX 1170 should be available for roughly $450-500. Limited supplies would obviously push these prices even higher, so patience may be the key here.

Source: WCCFTech

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07:47 Jun-28-2018

Crypto-mining demand is low so they are going to hike up demand by restricting supply. Isn't that referred to as 'hoarding' and ind it is most definitely illegal in today's market.
I have said on previous Nvidia articles and I will say it again. Why is Nvidia bent on generating negative preess for itself?

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13:02 Jun-26-2018

All I want is for a 1080ti to drop in price for SLI...closer to -$500

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09:23 Jun-26-2018

Everyone saying don't bother with the 10 series now, the 11 (or 20) series will come very soon.
And now I'm like, I'm glad I didn't wait. Not that I wasn't before.

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19:29 Jun-26-2018

I couldn't wait, I needed a new gpu and it'll be here Thursday.

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21:54 Jun-27-2018

Same, saw a good deal and made the jump. If it does what you need at time of purchase then it isn't wasted money. Unless new cards are coming in a few months. Which they aren't.

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22:21 Jun-27-2018

Even if they were, a GTX 1080 should serve me for at least 5 years if not longer since I'm just on 1080p. My GTX 780 lasted five years, and the RMA replacement lasted almost 2 years and went strong.

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08:51 Jun-26-2018

Not sure if anyone has seen this but apparently nvidia is trying to get a 5 year NDA or something ridiculous? https://www.hardocp.com/news/2018/06/25/nvidia_looks_to_gag_journalists_multiyear_blanket_ndas


Be another reason for me to never ever touch their products.

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10:05 Jun-26-2018

Heh, I'm guessing that's just for five years access to their backend press section. It's actually a bit confusing to me as it reads like a fairly standard NDA apart from the part that said "Recipient shall use Confidential Information solely for the benefit of Nvidia". I'm not sure whether that means all negative stories can't be written about Nvidia or whether it means confidential information can't be used to publish negative stories (which would be fairly standard if they're going to tell you in secrecy, that's the point). I've seen a few places say that this means all reviews have to be positive or something but I don't actually read it like that. Instead, I read it as a reviewer can't be negative about a graphics card that's been sent before the embargo is up.


I'm no lawyer though!

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11:46 Jun-26-2018

Well i do know a lawyer lol. I'll ask a friend of mine whose father specializes in company laws and what not see how he reads it.

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01:45 Jun-26-2018

And this is why I never buy any GPU day one. If it isn't a year old I don't even consider buying it.

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08:11 Jun-26-2018

Waiting a year for maybe a 10% price difference is not worth it comparing to buying it like a month after release.

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07:31 Jun-27-2018

by price difference you mean 10% + more expensive as time passes right... I'm not talking only about the recent crypto-mining fiasco, but in general, even when one generation GPUs end & the next one comes, the previous gen NEVER drops in price (in some cases its even a bit more expensive) in my country... its redicilous

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20:46 Jun-27-2018

This is why I hate having to upgrade T_T Looks like it will be costly no matter when I decide to upgrade my card.

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10:57 Jun-29-2018

Well, if anything, I see a few GTX1060 3 GB dropping in price recently (close to MSRP - 200 - 220 Euro).
Again, this is only if you need a new GPU right away. Otherwise, I'd wait for the next gen cards (or maybe a price drop @ AMD as well - if you manage to find a brand new card RX 570 close to -180 Euro or MAX 220 Euro for a RX 580 4 gb, still worth the upgrade)

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09:51 Jun-26-2018

I have bought my 1080Ti cards (and the 1080s still in the same rig atm - 4 GPUs total) on day 1. Reasons:
1) Guaranteed supply
2) Best price - I got mine for £700 MSRP instead of 900+ when crypto schmucks got crazy
3) I've had the GPUs for the longest time before the new ones come out

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23:50 Jun-25-2018

Nvidia STOP TO BUY GPU'S WITH RIDICULOUS PRICES(americans vs the world).. :( . 1070 will be the same for usd 1080,maybe more!

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00:39 Jun-26-2018

I was gonna get a 1070 since my 780 unexpectedly died this past weekend, but after seeing the prices a person may as well get a 1080 (What I'm doing).

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11:39 Jun-26-2018

Americans get their cards A LOT cheaper than a whole bunch of other countries. If that's what you even meant, being Canadian you should step up your literature game

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16:13 Jun-26-2018

Considering that AMD and Nvidia are US companies, what do you expect?

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16:28 Jun-26-2018

They're both multi-billion international corporations, I know America has it quite bad but not THAT bad!

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17:31 Jun-26-2018

its not about good or bad. blame your own countries for the taxes they add to goods and products brought into your country.

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23:17 Jun-26-2018

You know without those taxes, if those countries are to have an international economy, their economy would tank really hard...

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01:49 Jun-27-2018

oh i know. but people want to play the blame game and i just point them where it should be directed. they blame the company or country its based in.

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21:36 Jun-25-2018

so they will e for Americans.
After 6 months they will come to my country Pakistan

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19:44 Jun-25-2018

Oh, I can see the drool from the scalpers mouths.

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18:44 Jun-25-2018

well this way they can avoid miners inflating prices, since they sell only 1-2 per client, no clue how they verify if you are the same client, but that's in theory anyway. The problem is that they are basically putting out business exclusive 3rd party vendors like EVGA and Zotac...

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17:59 Jun-25-2018

Despite this, they have only 300 000 left-over 1080's stacked up, not knowing what to do with them...

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17:30 Jun-25-2018

Going to skip this new gen anyway, so no worries for me

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21:34 Jun-25-2018

Same, they can do all they want with their next gen card, even 2 gen GPU as i wont be upgrading till 2020 or 2021.

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21:53 Jun-25-2018

yea I just got a 1080 for my laptop, this should last till 2022 unless someway i become rich

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