Volta: NVIDIA's Next Generation GPU Architecture (2017-2018)

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by J.Dre, Aug 14, 2016.

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When do you believe Volta will be officially announced?

  1. 1H 2017 - Around GTC '17, at the end of May.

    6.1%
  2. 2H 2017 - Around the end of Summer or early Fall 2017.

    21.9%
  3. 1H 2018 - Early 2018, probably Q1 (Jan., Feb., or Mar.)

    33.3%
  4. I believe there will be another iteration of Pascal for 2017.

    21.9%
  5. I don't care to answer or speculate.

    20.2%
  6. I don't know.

    7.0%
  7. None of the above. I'll post below.

    0.9%
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  1. J.Dre

    J.Dre Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Breaking news: Volta Expected announcement in May and launch by Summer 2017 to compete with Vega's launch Q1/Q2 2017. (Source)

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    Volta: NVIDIA's Next Generation GPU Architecture (2017-2018)

    Considering there are more than a half-dozen articles from WCCFTech, MotleyFool, PCGames, and so on, I felt it time to create a discussion thread for anything Volta! Feel free to discuss, speculate, share and debate. Continue reading for information regarding Volta and what we know. If you have more links to supporting articles regarding Volta, please share them here!

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    The first Volta-based GPU is expected to be shown at GTC next year, according to the rumor. Advanced Micro Devices is scheduled to launch its Vega architecture in the first half of 2017. "Considering the fact that the architecture will probably be shipping with HBM2 memory, it makes sense to differentiate it from Pascal. In many ways Pascal architecture was similar to Maxwell (albeit on the 16nm FF node) which raises the question whether Volta can be to Pascal as Maxwell was to Kepler." (Usman Pirzada, WCCFTech - Source)

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    It is rumored, in response to AMD's Vega 1H 2017, NVIDIA has pushed Volta's announcement up to GTC 2017, with a possible launch by the end of Q2 2017, but most likely by Q3 2017. Even though NVIDIA has yet to launch their entire Pascal GPU lineup, rumors have already emerged regarding their all new GPU architecture. The Volta GPU was to be NVIDIA’s next greatest chip architecture to replace Maxwell, but was delayed with Pascal taking its place. My opinion? Pascal is a way to milk GDDR5/GDDR5X once more before switching entirely to HBM. With Pascal research & development now complete, NVIDIA has set their focus and efforts in developing their latest and most advance GPU architecture, Volta. (WCCFTech)

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    Supporting articles:
    http://wccftech.com/nvidia-roadmap-2017-volta-gpu/
    http://wccftech.com/nvidia-volta-gv110-gv104-gv102-gpu/
    http://www.pcgamesn.com/nvidia/nvidia-volta-release-early
    http://www.fool.com/investing/2016/08/12/nvidia-corporations-volta-rumored-to-be-a-monster.aspx
    http://www.fool.com/investing/2016/07/19/nvidia-corporation-may-launch-first-volta-processo.aspx

    The poll references the announcement, not launch.
     
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  2. Prema

    Prema Little BIOS Mod

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    LOL! :D

    CU at page >1000 for the release as usual!
     
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  3. aqnb

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    For Volta, Nvidia has to deliver at least something quite soon (2017-ish).

    They got a contract with US government for 2 supercomputers based on Volta - Summit and Sierra:

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    http://www.nvidia.com/object/exascale-supercomputing.html
    https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2015/04/15/link-different/
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/8727/nvidia-ibm-supercomputers

    These two are $425M project, so there will be significant pressures to get this done. :)
     
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    Will the mobile models come with the 'm' suffix? ;)


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  5. killkenny1

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    Pascal is barely out, and we already starting a 1000 page speculation crusade on Volta, like Prema said...
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    This was a bit early but i dont see any reason not to open it.
     
  7. Cloudfire

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    I will do a tiny contribution and then log out in shame lol.

    GV100 support was added to a Geforce driver all the way back in November 2015. So thats perhaps a sign on what will be the first card out since they havebeen testing a working product for a good while now.

    Also the reason why they just reused the Titan X name with GP100. Because they are prepping a Volta Titan sometime in 2017 that is probably more important to give a new Titan name or something

    Thats my 2 cents
     
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    ajc9988 Death by a thousand paper cuts

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    You bring shame upon your house! With such dishonor, I believe you will do the right thing. I leave my tanto with you. The blade is sharp and true. I pray it finds your heart quickly. May the honor be restored upon your house!

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    4Q 2017 with timed leaks around 3Q 2017 after the Pascal refresh in 1H 2017. Those are my predictions. High end cards will launch first, mainstream will hit 1H 2018
     
  10. J.Dre

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    If they drop all of the Pascal Ti cards before the end of this year, I think they'll announce Volta 1H 2017 to compete* with Vega.

    *By "compete," I really mean, destroy. But compete is nicer.
     
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