It looks like Nvidia will most likely unveil its newest lineup of GeForce GPUs at its upcoming Graphics Technology Conference (GTC 2018). These graphics cards will, as we’ve mentioned in our previous articles, be based on Nvidia’s Ampere GPUs. For those who may be wondering, GTC 2018 will be held from 25 to 29 March this year.
Many may have expected Nvidia to implement its Volta GPUs on its gaming-oriented products. Unfortunately, it seems like Volta GPUs may only be found on enterprise-grade products and high-end, pricey graphics cards like the recently launched Titan V. That said, some reports suggest that Ampere GPUs may likely share several features from the Volta GPU architecture.
Sources mentioned that Ampere GPUs will be based on the 12nm process technology from TSMC. In addition, Ampere-equipped graphics cards may not come with HBM memory controllers; instead, Nvidia may go for either GDDR5X or possibly the newer GDDR6 memory controller.
As always, we do encourage our dear readers to take this rumour with a grain of salt, for now. Regardless, it’ll be interesting to see just how powerful Ampere GPUs are. Guess we’ll just have to wait them to be unveiled at GTC 2018 to know for sure.