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We’ve been witnessing the maturing of NVIDIA’s Turing family of professional and gaming graphics cards (which now blanket just about every price point possible from the entry-level to the very high-end), and now we’re beginning to hear a little about the company’s next-generation GPU. In this case, we’re talking about Ampere, which is said to be built on a 7nm manufacturing process instead of Turing’s current 12nm digs. A new report from TweakTown suggests that we could first learn about Ampere at GTC 2019, which kicks off tomorrow in San Jose and runs through March 21st. Now before you start salivating at the prospects of an even more powerful... Read more...
Two years after the launch of Pascal, the gaming community is eager to see what NVIDIA has in store for its next generation of graphics cards. Luckily for us, SK Hynix may have just given us some additional insight into when NVIDIA's upcoming consumer graphics cards – which include the GeForce GTX 1180 and GTX 1170 -- will launch thanks to comments that were made at GTC 2018. SK Hynix told Gamers Nexus that mass production of its GDDR6 memory (operating at speeds of at least 16Gbps) will take place within the next three months, which puts us on target for June/July. NVIDIA's next generation consumer GPUs are expected to use GDDR6, so we're probably looking at a July announcement at the... Read more...
A few days back, a rumor was making the rounds that NVIDIA would be launching some new graphics cards at either the Games Developers Conference (GDC) or its own Graphics Technology Conference (GTC). Lots of gamers and enthusiasts out there were very excited at that prospect, as GPU shortages are making it difficult and very expensive to buy a new graphics card right now. Unfortunately, a new rumor is making the rounds that throws cold water on the rumor from a few days back. The new rumor claims that multiple sources have confirmed that the most gamers can expect from NVIDIA at GTC or GDC is an announcement and perhaps some sort of teaser of the new cards. Other sources cited by Toms Hardware... Read more...
Jon Peddie Research (JPR) has released its shipment numbers for GPUs during the fourth quarter of 2017, and there's some mixed news to report. Looking at quarterly performance, AMD was the big winner with an 8 percent quarter-over-quarter increase in GPU shipments during Q4. AMD was able to nab market share from both NVIDIA and Intel, which saw their GPU shipments decrease 2 percent and 6 percent respectively during Q4. However, looking at the bigger picture, GPU shipments were actually down for all of 2017 compared to 2016. The overall GPU market dipped 4.8 percent (2 percent decline for desktops, 7 percent decline for notebooks). The JPR report goes on to indicate that while Q4 and full year... Read more...
Word around the water cooler is that NVIDIA is preparing to launch a couple of new graphics cards, the GeForce GTX 2080 and GeForce GTX 2070, during its GPU Technology Conference (GTC) next month. The new cards are said to be based on NVIDIA's upcoming 12-nanometer 'Ampere' architecture, which itself has been the subject of rumors and speculation over the past few weeks. None of this is confirmed, but if the rumor mill is on point, NVIDIA will skip over Volta for the gaming crowd and introduce Ampere. Volta, as many of you reading this might be aware, debuted around a year ago as the graphics engine driving NVIDIA's Tesla V100 accelerator. The primary markets for Volta was and remains high performance... Read more...
NVIDIA's Pascal architecture has been underpinning its GeForce series of gaming GPUs for nearly the past two years – it’s high time for an upgrade. We've heard rumors of a GA104 GPU called Ampere that is supposed to underpin a new GeForce GTX 2000 series of graphics cards. But there's another wrinkle in speculation of NVIDIA's next-generation GPU equation that was recently invoked by Reuters. The publication says that NVIDIA has another new GPU incoming codenamed "Turing," and makes just a passing reference to the GPU, noting, "The new GPU gaming chip, code named Turing, is expected to be unveiled next month." It is unknown if the GPU will be unveiled at the Game Developer Conference... Read more...
We are at the tail end of the work week, so let's cap things off with a juicy rumor, shall we? Or maybe it better to refer to this as wild speculation. Whatever you want to call it, chatter on the web suggests that NVIDIA is preparing a next generation GPU called "Ampere," and that NVIDIA will officially introduce new graphics cards based around Ampere in or around April. Wouldn't that be something? This feels more like a shot in the dark to us. It certainly is not leaked information. The rumor traces back to a German-language website, 3DCenter, which posted an article with information plucked from its readers in a forum discussion. And in that discussion, one the readers suggests that TSMC had... Read more...