NVIDIA is reportedly planning to introduce its first Pascal-based consumer video cards at Computex 2016 from May 31 - June 4. Sources at graphics card makers told DigiTimes that ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI will be showcasing reference-based Pascal graphics cards at the show but it appears mass shipments of these cards won't occur until July.
Yesterday there was a rumor that claimed AMD plans to reveal its Polaris cards at Computex as well, with availability slated for June. The DigiTimes report on the other hand claims AMD's Polaris-based video cards will arrive after NVIDIA's Pascal.
Nvidia initially plans to reveal GPUs including GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070 at Computex 2016 and has already begun to clear inventory of its existing GPUs to prepare for the next-generation products.
The sources pointed out that the graphics card market continues to see weak demand in the first half and most players' shipments in the second quarter are expected to drop around 10% from the first.
Meanwhile, AMD has prepared Polaris-based GPUs to compete against Nvidia's Pascal; however, the GPUs will be released later than Nvidia's Pascal and therefore the graphics card players' third-quarter performance will mainly be driven by demand for their Nvidia products.