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NVIDIA Supposedly Not Announcing New GPUs at GDC or GTC

Category: Video Cards
Posted: 01:33PM

Rumor, rumor everyone, and not an official source to confirm… Recently there have been a number of rumors about the next GeForce GTX series NVIDIA will be releasing, including that its launch will come at GTC. Now we have another rumor, this one coming from Tom's Hardware that states multiple independent sources have told the site NVIDIA will not be launching new GPUs at GTC or GDC, which are both later this month. Instead, the earliest we might see a launch is July as some of its sources have stated mass-production will not being until June.

Something still present in this information though is both the Ampere and Turing GPU architectures, which is interpreted to mean NVIDIA will have two architectures to target the very different gaming and compute market segments. According to Tom's, Turing will be the gaming and Ampere the compute, succeeding Volta.

As to why NVIDIA may be waiting until the second half of the year to release a Pascal replacement, Tom's speculates it is because AMD is not providing enough competition with Vega. Neither GPU manufacturer is fully able to satiate current demand either, which I could see also impacting the decision.

Source: Tom's Hardware

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Braegnok on March 01, 2018 22:31

I'm thinking Nvidia's next gen Ampere or Turing cards releasing in late April to early May,.. after the public unavailing taking place at GTC this month.  :yes:

Guest_Jim_* on March 01, 2018 23:01

I'm thinking Nvidia's next gen Ampere or Turing cards releasing in late April to early May,.. after the public unavailing taking place at GTC this month.  :yes:

That's counter to what Tom's is saying, but either way I am not sure NVIDIA needs to announce anything. Pascal is still lauded by many so it makes little sense to me to start diverting resources from something proven and barely staying on shelves to something new. Once the GPU market stabilizes some (and supposedly NVIDIA thinks that will be around Q3) then it makes more sense to release something new. At least, something new targeting gaming consumers. If NVIDIA has a compute/blockchain-focused GPU prepared that could be made available at a cheap price, pulling demand off of GTX (and AMD RX), then I could see them pushing it out to normalize the market.

Braegnok on March 01, 2018 23:55

SE0004 - Happy Hour & Exhibits,.. on Tuesday, March 27, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM,.. the Nvidia products special event.  ;)    https://2018gputechconf.smarteventscloud.com/connect/search.ww#loadSearch-searchPhrase=&searchType=session&tc=0&sortBy=titleSort&i(45938)=183238&p=

Braegnok on March 28, 2018 11:07

NVidia's GeForce GTX 11 Series Launching at GTC,.. or not. :nyea:    https://wccftech.com/nvidias-upcoming-lineup-will-be-called-geforce-gtx-11-series/

Guest_Jim_* on March 28, 2018 14:46

I love the fact it is apparently news for NVIDIA to only iterate the naming scheme by one hundred, exactly as it has been for years. (Except for skipping the 300 and 800 series, we have had this trend since the GTX 200 series released in 2008.)

The rumor it might not use the x70 and x80 naming as we are used to is more interesting, but there is no hint to wait that means. Sooner or later we will find out, but currently it is only rumor, and a marketing rumor at that so very easy to change.

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