It looks like Nvidia won’t be launching any gamer-friendly Volta-based graphics cards this year. The company’s CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang mentioned – during Nvidia’s recent earnings call – that its current Pascal-based offerings are good enough for the foreseeable future. This means that gamers would, unfortunately, have to wait a little longer for new GPUs from Nvidia.
Unlike Intel – which is currently up in arms to combat AMD’s recent rise in the CPU market – Nvidia seem to be pretty confident in its current lineup of gaming graphics cards. This isn’t really surprising when one considers the fact that AMD’s new lineup of RX Vega graphics cards are only, at best, able to match the 14-month-old GTX 1080.
In addition, after looking at recent reviews of both the Radeon RX Vega 64 and RX Vega 56, it can be said that Nvidia’s current high-end Pascal offerings are also somewhat more power efficient. Not to mention the fact that AMD has not released any graphics cards capable of outperforming the GTX 1080 Ti and Titan Xp (in gaming).
Regardless, it looks like we’re only going to see Nvidia’s Volta-based graphics cards sometime next year. Let’s just hope they come in the early months of 2018 instead of later.
(Source: PC Gamer)