Did NVIDIA just delay its next-gen GeForce GPUs?

Posted on Tuesday, June 19 2018 @ 16:13 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
NVIDIA's next-gen gaming GPUs are still a total mystery. Over at Computex, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang told the press not to expect them soon, but other than that he didn't share anything new. It's pretty funny that we don't even know the codename of the next-gen video cards, some sources say Volta, others say Ampere or Turing, but nobody is 100 percent sure. Last week there was a rumor we might see the cards in a couple of months, but now there's something weird.

A couple of weeks ago, an entry on the Hot Chips 30 symposium website revealed that NVIDIA planned to give a presentation about its next-generation mainstream GPUs. This presentation was scheduled on August 20th and would be hosted by NVIDIA's Stuart Oberman.

However, the Hot Chips program has been updated several times and the next-gen GPU presentation from NVIDIA is now no longer on the roster. There could be a lot of reasons for this, but one of the first things that comes to mind is that NVIDIA may have delayed its next-gen GPUs.

Even though Pascal is already quite old, NVIDIA doesn't really have a reason to update its consumer line just yet as there's very little on the horizon from the competition. Except maybe another refresh of some sort, there are no signs AMD is going to release anything new this year. Navi is reportedly scheduled for 2019, and will not be a high-end GPU but a replacement for Polaris.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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