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NVIDIA will discuss its next-generation GPUs at Hot Chips in August

By Koh Wanzi - on 1 Jun 2018, 9:58pm

NVIDIA will discuss its next-generation GPUs at Hot Chips in August

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This year has seen endless speculation about when NVIDIA’s next-generation GPUs might arrive. With Pascal hitting the two-year mark, we’re naturally getting a little antsy for something new from the green camp.

The good news is that there’s now some official word that a new generation of GPUs is in fact in the works. The company is expected discuss its next generation of graphics cards at the upcoming Hot Chips 2018 conference in August.

According to the schedule that Hot Chips posted, Stuart Oberman, NVIDIA’s vice-president of GPU ASIC engineering, will give a presentation on “NVIDIA’s Next Generation Mainstream GPU” on 20 August.

However, the vague description might suggest that the hardware in question could launch before the conference, which would tie in with a recent report that set up NVIDIA’s new cards for a July roll out. Companies do provide details on shipping products at Hot Chips, so this is entirely within the realm of possibility.

NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 10-series cards may still be very competitive, but they’re definitely getting a little long in the tooth. By launching its new cards in the next couple of months, NVIDIA could solidify its edge over AMD and position its new cards to take advantage of the latest 4K 144Hz G-Sync HDR monitors from the likes of Acer and ASUS.

At the moment, no card can drive a 4K monitor at such high frame rates, so it seems like new hardware is in order.

That said, there are still plenty of questions surrounding NVIDIA’s next-generation cards. Is the GPU architecture going to be Volta, Turing, or Ampere? What will they be named, the GeForce GTX 1180 or 2080? And most important of all, how much faster will they be and how much will they cost?

Fortunately, it seems like we may not have to wait that long to get answers.

Source: Tom’s Hardware

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