Having skipped both the physical event and initial livestream, NVIDIA is finally going ahead with its keynote for GTC 2020. According to the GPU brand, the keynote will be given by Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of NVIDIA, on 14 May 2020, which means 15 May for us.
Like so many other major tech giants around the world, NVIDIA was forced to cancel its annual GTC event due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Flight tickets and hotel accommodations were cancelled and refunds were given. While the company decided that it would simply pre-record talks with key partners and developers that were either long-time patrons of the event or new companies using NVIDIA’s GPU technology for the first time.
While the event is typically used as a platform for Huang to announce his company’s latest technology and innovation, this year is special as several experts are predicting that NVIDIA may announce its alleged next-generation Ampere GPU architecture. The GPU architecture is expected to replace the current generation Turing-powered Quadro and GeForce RTX series graphics cards, as well as the possibility of more powerful and more efficient ray-tracing hardware.
In any case, we’ll just have to wait until 14 May find out.