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. Dr. AMK

    Dr. AMK The Strategist

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    I'll just wait and see, I can't expect what will happen with all of that gray conflicting information.
     
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  2. Georgel

    Georgel Notebook Virtuoso

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    I really hope that the new cards will not cost an arm and a leg, and that they will be something like the typical 1080 being 30% quicker than the current 1080ti :)
     
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  3. jaybee83

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    well, actually, they didnt really switch names for the lineups!

    think about it: turing continues the trend of pascal, both being famous scientists in their respective field.

    as for ampere, it sticks to a unit of electricity / power, thus being the successor to volt(a) ;)

    so depending on how you interpret the names, it can actually make sense what the rumours suggest!



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  4. Robbo99999

    Robbo99999 Notebook Prophet

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    Ha, yeah, but only if the initial rumours didn't explicitly contain information showing/proving one name to be related to gaming & one to computation - in which case it was up to 'us' to determine which name went with which architecture. (I don't know the original source of the rumours).
     
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  5. Robbo99999

    Robbo99999 Notebook Prophet

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    This is interesting, after reading this article (http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/nvidia-announces-rtx-technology-a-raytracing-api.html) it sounds like the next generation of NVidia gaming GPUs are gonna be including tensor cores - i.e. will be Volta like the Titan V. There had been quite a bit of thinking that the gaming versions of cards would not include tensor cores and be named as a different architecture, but this article explicitly mentions the use of tensor cores in accelerating ray tracing to be used in future games on the next generation of gaming cards (Titan V onwards).
     
  6. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    It's unlikely those Volta + Tensor GPU's would be bought by Gamers, they are $3000 or more :)

    IDK what a 1060 or 1070 + Tensor GPU would look like, or cost, but it seems unreasonable to ask gamers to purchase a special GPU hardware feature for just a Developer API Raytrace feature added to a game. That would be like charging extra for HairWorks hardware, which in a way, Nvidia does.

    But the cost increase for Volta + Tensor is insane. :)

    It still seems like Volta + Tensor is firmly in the Developers Realm.
     
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  7. Robbo99999

    Robbo99999 Notebook Prophet

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    The article talks about the ray tracing being an end user feature, ie running in real time on gaming GPUs, on the next generation of gaming cards - so they're not gonna be the $3000 cards that you're talking about, just the regular Geforce cards, i.e. the next generation of GTX 1070/1080/1080ti cards.

    I kind of agree with your middle paragraph, but it's normal in a way for new hardware and new games to require new hardware for best experience.

    The main takeaway implication from the article though was that next generation of gaming cards will have tensor cores - heavily suggests Volta rather than the supposed tensorless Ampere/Turing proposed names for the next architecture.
     
  8. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Yeah, I know that Nvidia will push for Raytracing + Tensor hardware in games to try to elevate this needless feature to gamer status to lock in buyers, but hopefully it will fail.

    It would have to be in every game, and I can't believe it would be feature that would spur gamers to spend $3000 for a GPU.

    Screw PC gaming if that's the case, I'll get a damn console and enjoy gaming at 30 FPS ;)
     
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  9. JRE84

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    and i was done 2 weeks ago....more will follow suit

    bought a xbox one s and a killer 4k qled tv.

    so far having more fun.....next up .... xbox one x
     
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    A Console That Can Beat A Gaming PC? - WTF!

    Published on Mar 22, 2018
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