Tell me, what do you think "Volta" brings to the tables? Do you guys even remember what the original announcement for Volta was? Back in 2014, when Volta was announced, it was supposed to get "stacked DRAM". Basically, HBM. Then a year later, we got Pascal slotted in between maxwell and volta, with the features "unified memory" and "3d memory". So, what exactly does Volta bring new to the table?
My personal belief is that Volta effectively doesn't bring that much "new" to the table. What I mean by that is we already got HBM on Pascal, albeit only on GP100, it still counts. We got NV Link on professional boards and all of the other enhancements. The original volta concept has already come to market. So what's the new Volta? Just trickling down the features to consumers. Effectively, all of the R&D is done, and Volta probably doesn't bring much NEW to the table.
That's why there's a potential thet Volta is already "DONE" because it effectively, it's already been proven.
Nvidia struggled with 16nm but the Volta features were independent of 16nm. They made pascal 16nm while volta was architectural improvements. Now that we're on 16nm. Volta's schedule is independent of Pascal. Just like how Intel fumbled Broadwell, Skylake still came on time/early even though they dragged out the launch window. I think enhancements for Volta is done, they're just waiting for a release window.OLD ROADMAP
Originally Posted by magnek
Totally OT, but would anybody like to take a stab at what nVidia would name the architecture following Volta?
Tesla: Serbian-American engineer
Fermi: Italian physicist
Kepler: German mathematician/astronomer
Maxwell: Scottish mathematician/physicist
Pascal: French mathematician
Volta: Italian physicist
Now if we ignore Tesla, it would appear that Volta completes one round of the naming cycle, because we're back to using an Italian physicist to name things. Therefore the next uarch should logically be named after yet another German mathematician/astronomer type person. My top pick would be Gauss, since he was a German mathematician/physicist, which is pretty damn close. Plus Gauss just sounds baus, and you can then legit name your dies with the prefix GG. That's like a quadruple win right there.
So it would appear there's a very good chance whatever comes after Volta will be named Gauss.
They may reuse Einstein. Originally, the successor to Maxwell was Einstein, then it was changed to Volta.Edited by Syan48306 - 7/30/16 at 2:25pm