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.

    7.5%
  2. 2H 2017 - Around the end of Summer or early Fall 2017.

    22.4%
  3. 1H 2018 - Early 2018, probably Q1 (Jan., Feb., or Mar.)

    33.6%
  4. I believe there will be another iteration of Pascal for 2017.

    20.1%
  5. I don't care to answer or speculate.

    18.7%
  6. I don't know.

    6.7%
  7. None of the above. I'll post below.

    1.5%
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  1. Ethrem

    Ethrem Notebook Prophet

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    Seriously? Summit and Sierra won't even be in testing until 2H 2017 and you can bet that they are Nvidia's number one priority.
     
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  2. J.Dre

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    I did say announce, not launch. With all their fancy graphs and whatnot showing 500% increase in performance. :rolleyes:

    I think they spoke of Pascal twice, both at GTC 2015 and 2016, and are just now ready to launch it.
     
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  3. Ethrem

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    Ah, yeah that will happen but not til they drop the Pascal refresh. They're definitely going to milk a refresh out of it. I mean the Titan X isn't even a full GP102.
     
  4. Riddhy916

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    Volta will launch CES 2019 for sure. if it wants to use 10nm
     
  5. J.Dre

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    Even Intel's CEO claims they'll be launching the first Cannonlake processors 2H 2017. I think things are moving faster than we expect. :)o_O

    At this point, it seems they are on track (or not far off). Kaby Lake is expected to launch at the end of September.
     
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  6. aqnb

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    Volta is supposed to stay on 16nm:

    It would make sense: it was a long and painful wait for 16nm, everybody involved would like to amortize costs, get yields up, increase margins.

    Let's hope HBM2 costs would go down by then too (AMD folks have been saying right now it's super expensive, hence only very high-margin GPUs can justify it).
     
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    Yes, I also heard that, with a planned refresh in 2018 on 10nm.

    These rumors are screwing with me.
     
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    TSMC has already said 10nm would be short lived in favor of 7nm so it probably doesn't make sense for Nvidia to move to 10nm when there's still more that can be squeezed out of 16nm.
     
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    Then mid 2018 to Q3 2018 for volta :) not earlier because in laptop gpus at least nvidia has no competition
     
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    Oh my! :eek::cool::D

    http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20160418PD206.html

    Whatever will come in 2018 (Volta shrink or Einstein on 7nm) will be pretty nuts.
     
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