As the Coronavirus outbreak continues to spread, major events like GDC 2020 and MWC 2020 that were supposed to have happened are cancelled, postponed, or simply switched to livestreaming their event. In NVIDIA’s case, the GPU maker has decided to go with the latter option for its GTC 2020 that is happening at the end of the month.
NVIDIA announced earlier today its change in the format through a statement on its official GTC 2020 page. Confirming that the event was still happening in a digital capacity. The statement goes on to say that, Jen-Hsun Huang, NVIDIA’s CEO, will still deliver the event’s keynote, but that the company was still in talks with speakers who were supposed to speak at the event that week.
The change in format is unlikely to hinder NVIDIA’s plan on hosting its annual conference, and to be honest, livestreaming from a safe and sterile environment is still a better choice than cancelling it altogether.
Additionally, there’s an air of excitement over this year’s GTC 2020, primarily because online chatter are suspecting that the GPU maker will reveal its next-generation Ampere GPU architecture. That, in turn, could lead to the successor to its current GeForce RTX 20 series GPU, with improved features and beefier specs. In any case, we’ll just have to wait and see.
For those of you who have purchased your conference pass, rest assured NVIDIA will be contacting each of you about a full refund.
(Source: NVIDIA // Image: PC World)