With the massive surge in cryptocurrency mining in recent years, the price and demand of graphics cards have risen proportionately, and cryptocurrency miners are willing to pay up to three times the original price for a graphics card, according to Reuters. An example of this is the NVIDIA GeForce 1070 graphics card which initially launched at the cost of $349 a year ago, and is now retailing from $900 upwards from online retailers such as Amazon and others.
Reteurs has this week also revealed that NVIDIA is currently preparing to announce a new “Turing” consumer graphics GPU next month during March 2018. The new graphics processor code-named “Turing” which could be referring to an ASIC or an SKU and not the architecture (which could be “Volta”). Has been described by Reuters as a “new GPU gaming chip” and indicates that a new consumer graphics, or NVIDIA GeForce product can be expected to be made available very shortly. Not a professional NVIDIA Quadro, or HPC Tesla range product from the company.
As you would expect details are pretty non-existent at the current time, but as soon as more information is either leaked or made available ahead of the announcement by NVIDIA we will keep you up-to-date as always.