Rumor: Leaked pictures appear to show Nvidia’s next Titan card

Time to head over to the hardware store, gerbils, and pick up a truckload of salt. There are leaked pictures making the rounds of an as-yet-unannounced graphics card from Nvidia, and they're leading to all sorts of interesting speculation. The story goes like this: Reddit users noticed these pictures on the Facebook page of a purported Nvidia intern. There's even a picture that supposedly shows the man's Nvidia office badge, not that we would share such a thing here. In the Facebook comments, the intern reportedly used the phrase "Titan X Volta."

Source: Facebook

A couple things stand out about the card in the picture. The first is that it doesn't have SLI connectors. Instead, there are notches in the PCB right above the Titan logo. This suggests that the card uses an NVLink interface. Second, the gold-and-black color scheme on the shroud is similar to what Nvidia used for the Tesla V100, suggesting that it might be time to find a new nickname for the green team.

Speculation aside, it would be a bit of a surprise if these pictures do indeed show the flagship of Nvidia's upcoming Volta consumer GPUs. The green team released its latest Titan card less than two months ago. While the card in the picture certainly looks like it could be a shippable product, the timing suggests that it's far more likely to be a prototype.

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    • CheetoPet
    • 3 years ago

    Totally fake, you can see the wood screws.

    • Krogoth
    • 3 years ago

    I doubt Nvidia would release a GV100/GV102 prototype at this point. They are just testing it around. They probably have it around in the event that full Vega manages to leapfrog the entire Pascal family.

    • DeadOfKnight
    • 3 years ago

    Fake. Nobody’s PC is that clean inside.

      • Helmore
      • 3 years ago

      Mine was.

      For the first 24 hours or so….

      • Krogoth
      • 3 years ago

      Actually, it is quite possible to have PC that clean inside if you have proper room and case filters.

        • Shobai
        • 3 years ago

        And if you don’t have cats

    • ImSpartacus
    • 3 years ago

    GV100 in consumer PCIe form could be interesting.

    I’d love to see what Nvidia does with NVLink.

    Though it makes you wonder where GV102 is. Will we even get a GV102 if GV100 shows up in Titan?

      • Airmantharp
      • 3 years ago

      The only relation of this card to the GV100 is the mentioned color scheme; this could certainly be a GV102 Titan, if it’s not a hoax altogether.

        • DeadOfKnight
        • 3 years ago

        It’s too long for GV100 which uses HBM.

          • Waco
          • 3 years ago

          I’m not sure what this means. The power circuitry alone to feed a monster like GV100 could easily fill the rest of the card length along with consumer display outputs on the other end. That, and I doubt Nvidia is trying to make a tiny PCB for their top-end product…gamers are fickle.

          • stefem
          • 3 years ago

          All the talks about the supposed space saving advantage of HBM was almost complately a marketing claime from AMD, you still need the same cooling surface to dissipate the power so wat’s the pros of a shorter PCB if you still need a “full size” cooler?

    • chuckula
    • 3 years ago

    [quote<]The story goes like this: Reddit users noticed these pictures on the Facebook page of a purported Nvidia intern. There's even a picture that supposedly shows the man's Nvidia office badge, not that we would share such a thing here. [/quote<] Newsflash: Former [i<]purported[/i<] Nvidia intern found sleeping with the fishes.

      • Jeff Kampman
      • 3 years ago

      I believe my comment yesterday was “roasted upon the backs of 100 GTX 480s running all-out.”

        • chuckula
        • 3 years ago

        The suspect is believed to be a middle aged male with a leather jacket and weird arm tattoo who was driving a Tesla.

          • Beahmont
          • 3 years ago

          You know, my normal reaction would be: “Pftt. Not likely. He has people for this kind of thing.”

          But then I thought about if for a little bit more and decided that on: “You know, he is a hands on kind of CEO. He just might take care of this himself.”

        • Voldenuit
        • 3 years ago

        “Hell hath no Fury like an X scorned.”

        • Krogoth
        • 3 years ago

        I lost it.

      • ImSpartacus
      • 3 years ago

      Meh, it’s probably guerrilla marketing. Who the fuck would show their badge?

        • Kougar
        • 3 years ago

        The same person that would be stupid enough to think posting a photo of a far-away flagship prototype would be okay to do.

    • Waco
    • 3 years ago

    Ha. I’d love for Nvidia to piss people off by releasing yet ANOTHER high end card so quickly.

      • f0d
      • 3 years ago

      better than releasing high end cards too slowly imo

        • Waco
        • 3 years ago

        Agreed. I’d rather see a steady stream of high-end cards, but too quickly is almost as bad as too slowly. It’s a self-defeating market play.

      • Kretschmer
      • 3 years ago

      Soon my 1080Ti will become a doorstop or awkward placemat. 🙁

      Edit: Sarcasm, before someone denounces conspicuous consumption.

      • ImSpartacus
      • 3 years ago

      Ikr, I’m sure AMD wouldn’t mind if they took a year off so they could catch up, lol.

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