Here's to hoping they keep consistent naming forms. Been like this as far back as I can remember, changing it now would just add another pointless piece of information to remember and spend time to explain to any new shoppers when they try to understand the difference. Xbox fell for this trap already going too far with the 360, nVidea have no need to jump off that cliff.
It definitely makes sense for marketing perspective, as you say 20 sounds far bigger a step than 11. My hopes are they'll bet on the Volta upgrade is already a large improvement and a name they can latch onto. Most GPU purchasers (I hope) are looking at statistics and performance gains when upgrading, so the name jump shouldn't be as needed to nVidea as it would be to a more casual industry.
It could still go either way, but my hope still sits with common sense over "bigger = better".
They've done big nomenclature switches before... Going from the 9000-series to the 100-/200-series cards. I'm always worried there's going to be some big, weird shift!
There was some spurious rumour going around today that they would definitely be launching new GeForce cards with 11-series naming. But not necessarily with 1180 or 1170 codes.
I kinda thought they might go for the 20-series for nothing other than marketing points. Going from 10 to 11 just feels like a barely iterative improvement, but going to 20 means the cards will be 10x as good ;)
It's the spinning cube at the start of that Nvidia demo reel that blows my mind. The one with the multiple coloured light sources spinning off it. Jaw dropping.
I love the Unreal Star Wars one too, but it needs a $122K DGX workstation to run it. The Metro Exodus trailer is so important because it's representative of what we'll actually see being delivered this year on gaming hardware we may be able to afford.
Just need some new Nvidia gaming graphics cards now...
Q.U.B.E. 2 really did not disappoint, it's such an incredible game - you'll definitely enjoy it!
A genuine 'this is the perfect silent build' style guide would necessitate proper acoustic testing, but we were trying to show a more general way to optimise a build, or your current machine, for quiet gaming performance.
And it needn't cost a huge amount to shut your rig up either, tweaking the fan curves in your BIOS can make a real difference.