NVIDIA’s New GPU Architecture Revealed?

/ 5 years ago

NVIDIA’s New GPU Architecture Revealed?

A new report suggests NVIDIA is working on a new GPU architecture for release next year. According to Heise.de, NVIDIA’s new archecture, codenamed Ampere, will succeed Pascal – and usurp Volta – as the new GeForce GPU.

New GPU Architecture Name Revealed?

Heise reports:

“The GTX-1000 graphics cards are all based on Pascal series GPUs. Information on a new GPU generation – potentially named ‘Ampere’ – will be revealed at the GPU Technology Conference 2018.”

Heise provides no citation for the name ‘Ampere’, so treat the report as rumour; the requisite pinch of salt is required here.

In The Meantime… Volta

Volta, NVIDIA’s Pascal successor, is here now. NVIDIA made the first Volta GPUs available in May, via its Tesla V100 data centre units. Right now, Volta is aimed more at AI processing, hence why NVIDIA hopes it will power next-gen driverless cars. As NVIDIA puts it:

“NVIDIA Volta is the new driving force behind artificial intelligence. Volta will fuel breakthroughs in every industry. Humanity’s moonshots like eradicating cancer, intelligent customer experiences, and self-driving vehicles are within reach of this next era of AI.”

nvidia volta rumours release date specs performance thumb800

However, Volta-based GeForce (gaming) and Quadro (workstation) cards are expected next year. If Ampere proves to be real, though, we could see the new architecture power next year’s GeForce and Quardo cards. Still, we won’t know either way – or if Ampere’s real, even – until NVIDIA makes an official announcement. We’ll keep an ear out for developments.

Topics: , ,

Support eTeknix.com

By supporting eTeknix, you help us grow and continue to bring you the latest newsreviews, and competitions. Follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to keep up with the latest technology news, reviews and more. Share your favourite articles, chat with the team and more. Also check out eTeknix YouTube, where you'll find our latest video reviews, event coverage and features in 4K!

Looking for more exciting features on the latest technology? Check out our What We Know So Far section or our Fun Reads for some interesting original features.

eTeknix Facebook eTeknix Twitter eTeknix Instagram eTeknix Instagram
  • Be Social With eTeknix

    Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram Reddit RSS Discord Patreon TikTok Twitch
  • Features

Send this to a friend