The “11” series of Nvidia graphics cards is due. The good news is that it looks like we’re not going to be disappointed when it comes to performance. The TechPowerUp GPU database leaked the rumored specs of the Gtx 1180. Check out TweakTown’s article for the specs.
The way faster GDDR6 memory along with 3584 CUDA cores should dwarf anything currently on the market, including the Titan Xp, which a sealed version of sold on Ebay for $1999 CAD on May 15th.
Although graphics cards prices have been slowing coming down in the past months, cards that gamers are competing with miners for (GTX 1070, 1080, 1080 Ti, RX470/480, RX570/580, and the Vega 56/64) are still quite a bit above MSRP. With a GPU that should be much better than everything else for mining on the horizon, we might expect older cards to drop in price.
That all depends on supply. We can expect Nvidia to limit the supply of GTX 1180s (and 1170s) to 1 or 2 per customer on release, as they want gamers to buy the cards. That has proven pretty ineffective in the past however. There’s simply enough miners out there that they’ve still managed to keep supply low.
Only time will tell if Nvidia can produce enough “11” series cards to lower graphics card prices significantly.
My bet is that they wont, and Pascal cards will still be above MSRP for up to 1 year after launch. Polaris and Vega might take even longer.