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[WCCF] Nvidia's Volta could launch as early as 2H 2017 ON 16nm node

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Nvidia CEO Jen Hsun Huang has previously stated that every GPU Technology Conference needs to involve a new GPU but as far as Volta was concerned – this was going to be impossible. Volta was originally designed for a process node that was smaller than the 16nm FinFET (namely 10nm FinFET TSMC), a node that was not going to be anywhere near maturity for large scale GPUs by mid-2017. This was of course the primary reason why everyone assumed we will not be seeing Volta by GTC 2017 next year.

So why am I still writing bout this? Well, the reason I think this report might actually turn out to be true is because though the Volta GPU was originally slated for release in 2018, a report recently published by Fudzilla claimed that Nvidia is giving the 16nm FinFET treatment to the Volta architecture. This of course, is something that completely changes the dynamics of Nvidia’s roadmap for 2016 and 2017. If Volta will indeed be manufactured on the 16nm FinFET node than we can actually expect to see it by May 2017 – which is less than a year away.

http://wccftech.com/nvidia-roadmap-2017-volta-gpu/
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That's just great. This is the earliest I've gotten (2*1070's) cards in a product cycle, and they go and up there release schedule.

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So we will see 1180 in 1 year. Not bad.
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This doesn't seem smart no? I mean why would you release a new set of cards so soon after another?
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Originally Posted by badtaylorx View Post

That's just great. This is the earliest I've gotten (2*1070's) cards in a product cycle, and they go and up there release schedule.

Jerx mad.gif
Don't fret. You'll get at least a year out of your cards before new *70 cards are released. That's all you can hope for now a days. thumb.gif


And.. this rumor is probaboly bogus. If it's not, it'll be like the maxwell release with the gts 750

Also.. don't forget that the release of new products don't degrade your performance, it just moves it down the ladder of best.
Edited by steadly2004 - 7/24/16 at 8:39pm
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Titan X release out of the blue might be another hint too..
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I guess the real question in my mind is since they don't have enough stock to sell most of their current cards to the ppl who want them right now, will they shift focus to production of new models after say, March 2017? Thus to keep the hype up and demand higher without overloading the market with a surplus of cards to keep overstock/product inventory down? No conspiracy theory here, just wonder if this ends up being true what their plan is to not alienate or really tick off some customers.... blushsmiley.gif
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This doesn't seem smart no? I mean why would you release a new set of cards so soon after another?

Perhaps the rumor was actually about Pascal v2? A refresh? Maybe AMD's Vega is something Nvidia wants to spoil? Did Nvidia themselves say Volta was slated for 2018 and 10nm? Perhaps Nvidia thinks the market will accept it enough to produce profit.
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I was wondering when Wccftech gonna bring out the rumor about Volta releasing early after earlier than expected Titan release. Well, here we go lol.
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This doesn't seem smart no? I mean why would you release a new set of cards so soon after another?
They can fit the old pascal cards in between the volta cards, like maxwell hasn't cut in price because it fits pretty well in between the pascal skus[except the extra wattage]...
They'll release the GPU so early to destroy any AMD competition, by a year, when this is rumored to release yield on the 16nm GPUs will be much better and all the fanboys would've already upgraded to Pascal, so there will be no loss. Hell they'll probably start production soon, because they run on a 16nm chip Volta can be the binned GPUs to save on the production costs of continuing the Pascal manufacturing...
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