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. ajc9988

    ajc9988 Death by a thousand paper cuts

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    Very true and AMD APU Zen s are supposed to have it during first half 2017

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  2. killkenny1

    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    Noice. That gives me some time to save up for a 21:9 screen and a new GPU :D
     
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    aqnb Notebook Evangelist

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    Here are some new VRAM possibilities to throw in the mix for Volta and beyond - GDDR6 (2018) and HBM3 (2019-2020) :)

    http://videocardz.com/63391/hot-chips-26-first-details-about-hbm3-and-gddr6
    https://www.computerbase.de/2016-08/samsung-gddr6-14-16-gbps-2018/
    https://www.computerbase.de/2016-08/sk-hynix-samsung-hbm2-hbm3/
     
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    Templesa Notebook Deity

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    Hmm, do we really think we'll see DDR5 in 2018? Seems ambitious with how slow the the 3-4 transition is (Not even mentioning how long 3 was on the market before that)
     
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    ajc9988 Death by a thousand paper cuts

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    They could do like they did with gddr3 or 4 and pretty much have it for a year or two then jump to the next standard that will hold the market for awhile. Gddr now is competing for bandwidth dominance against hbm. As such, you could see quick advancements and a bifurcation of high end and low end markets for type of ram. Gddr is cheaper to produce and on a more perfected platform for production than hbm, so they want to get the race to higher bandwidth to maintain as choice over low yield, New hbm.

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  6. Templesa

    Templesa Notebook Deity

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    I think you mean for GPU specs, I think (and could be wrong) that they meant DDR5 RAM memory standard, not Video cards. I just don't see them moving that fast.
     
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    ajc9988 Death by a thousand paper cuts

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    Hbm is coming to cpus soon. I used that as an example of why they could move quicker. I realize they referenced both ddr5 coming quickly, as well as gddr5x being supplanted by gddr6 quickly and hbm3 coming in 3 years, approximately. But, the industry is also looking at integrating optical interposers into motherboards starting in 2018, so a jump in memory tech on this timeline makes sense. Just wanted a historical event to show the rare occurrence of them not milking a technology greatly before jumping to the next iteration.

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    I wasn't aware they were pushing for that for a RAM spec. Thanks!
     
  9. J.Dre

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    http://wccftech.com/nvidia-roadmap-2017-volta-gpu/

    "Word around the grapevine is, the Volta GPU is going to be landing one year early in May next year at the GTC event held annually by Nvidia."

    NVIDIA just loves to give us enthusiasts the middle-finger when it comes to upgradeability. I feel sorry for all of you who purchased a Pascal laptop, particularly those whom spent north of $4000. They probably won't be upgradeable as the Maxwell 980M is basically "end of life" now.

    Volta will feature HBM2, so that is why I believe it won't be upgradeable. It completely changes the memory layout on the PCB and may also require a faster connection than MXM can provide.

    This time, I hate being right.
     
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  10. ThePerfectStorm

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    I'm sitting on a 2.5 year old Sager with a 860m and while idling my temps are 90C+ CPU and 85C+ GPU. I have virtually no knowledge about repasting and stuff like that. And the battery has conked. Tried everything, but no luck.

    I live in India, so selling stuff is not going to net me much. Worth upgrading to Pascal or wait for Volta?

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