Nvidia GeForce GTX 1180's release date may have just leaked

We're eager to see if Nvidia's CEO winds up eating his words.

Sean Hollister Senior Editor / Reviews
When his parents denied him a Super NES, he got mad. When they traded a prize Sega Genesis for a 2400 baud modem, he got even. Years of Internet shareware, eBay'd possessions and video game testing jobs after that, he joined Engadget. He helped found The Verge, and later served as Gizmodo's reviews editor. When he's not madly testing laptops, apps, virtual reality experiences, and whatever new gadget will supposedly change the world, he likes to kick back with some games, a good Nerf blaster, and a bottle of Tejava.
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The GTX 1080 Ti, now well over a year old.


PC gamers, crypto miners and other GPU enthusiasts have been waiting over two years for the company's next big graphics card -- which is pretty unusual in this space. And even so, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang recently told reporters the cards were still "a long time" away

But a couple of new leaks suggest we might see the GeForce GTX 11 series far sooner than that -- likely this fall, and perhaps even this August.

That's according to this video from Brainbean, where a Lenovo product manager lets slip that his new gaming PC will have GeForce 11-series graphics this fall -- combined with a report from VideoCardz that claims Nvidia is sending out invites to the press for a possible announcement at the Gamescom conference on Aug. 21. 

It's possible that Lenovo's product manager misspoke, but if not, HotHardware says it'd be the first time we've had confirmation that Nvidia's next GPUs will actually be called 11 series (and thus GTX 1180, GTX 1170 etc) instead of the GeForce 20 series or something of the sort. 

Nvidia and Lenovo declined to comment.