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NVIDIA to reveal Volta architecture in May 2017, but cards delayed to 2018?

Posted on Wednesday, September 28 2016 @ 19:03:12 CEST by


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Another hot NVIDIA rumor from TweakTown concerns the Volta GPU. If the information is correct, Volta will be made on a 7nm process which means it won't arrive anytime soon. NVIDIA will reportedly launch a 14nm FinFET based Pascal 2.0 refresh in 2017, but the consumer launch of Volta seems delayed until 2018.

NVIDIA does plan to reveal details about its Volta architecture at its GTC 2017 event, between May 8-11, 2017. Here's a bit of information about what Volta could bring to the table:
Well, today is the day of NVIDIA leaks, with the company reportedly aiming at a 2018 release for its consumer-focused GeForce graphics cards based on the next-gen Volta GPU architecture. These new cards will reportedly rock a huge 16GB of GDDR6, the new standard from Micron that's quite a large step on the already impressive GDDR5X standard that powers the GeForce GTX 1080 and new Titan X.

Micron's new GDDR6 has over 14Gbps of bandwidth, compared to the 10Gbps on GDDR5 and just 7-8Gbps on GDDR5. GDDR6 is much more efficient than GDDR5X, with lower power consumption allowing for more VRAM on higher-end graphics cards. The new 16GB GDDR6 cards will be based on the upcoming Volta-based graphics cards with a 256-bit memory bus, while the higher-end GV102 will use a faster 384-bit memory bus and possibly 24GB or even 48GB cards thanks to GDDR6.
As always, take these rumors with a grain of salt. Previous rumors suggested Volta would launch in 2017.



 



 

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