A Lenovo spokesperson inadvertantly disclosed that NVIDIA’s next GeForce GTX consumer lineup will follow the numbering sequence “11-series” (eg: GTX 1180), laying to rest rumors that it could even follow the “20-series” (eg: GTX 2080) naming convention. Speaking with Brainbean at the company’s E3 booth (published last week), the spokesperson was shown describing the company’s Legion Cube gaming desktops, which ships with a GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card in its base variant. The spokesperson is then heard saying that along the road, the company would expand its graphics options to include GeForce “11-series.”
This should mean that the company will follow a predictable launch cycle of introducing its next-generation graphics architecture with the GeForce GTX 1180 and possibly GTX 1170; following it up with smaller GTX 1160 and GTX 1150; and in the following months, release the big GTX 1180 Ti. The spokesperson hints at the likelihood of Lenovo adding these as options to the Legion desktops by “Fall 2018,” which could mean a DIY channel launch by late-Summer or early-Fall.