Nvidia’s Volta Architecture will not be releasing to consumers anytime soon

Nvidia's Volta Archtecture will not be releasing to consumers anytime soon

Nvidia’s Volta Architecture will not be releasing to consumers anytime soon

 
Looking at the transcript of Nvidia’s recent Q2 2018 earnings call (via Seeking Alpha), it has been revealed that Nvidia does not plan on releasing Volta-based GPUs to consumers anytime soon. 
 
So far Nvidia has only revealed their Volta V100 GPU for enterprise/server markets, which comes with advanced features that are designed to accelerate AI calculations and deliver some insane levels of compute performance. With this reveal, many consumers got excited that the launch of Volta was imminent, though this couldn’t be further from the truth. 
 
Now according to Nvidia’s CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, the company does not plan to release Volta this “holiday season” or “for the foreseeable future” as they see their Pascal Architecture at this time as “unbeatable”. Below is a quote from Nvidia’s earnings call. 
 
 

Volta for gaming, we haven’t announced anything. And all I can say is that our pipeline is filled with some exciting new toys for the gamers, and we have some really exciting new technology to offer them in the pipeline.

But for the holiday season for the foreseeable future, I think Pascal is just unbeatable. It’s just the best thing out there. And everybody who’s looking forward to playing Call of Duty or Destiny 2, if they don’t already have one, should run out and get themselves a Pascal.

  

Volta for consumers could be facing delays for many reasons, due to delays in manufacturing, yield problems or perhaps some other technical issue. The Volta V100 is releasing into a high margin market, which means that Nvidia can afford to push through some yield issues to deliver products early, but that is not the case for consumers. 

On the other hand, Nvidia could just be delaying Volta due to the lack of competition within the GPU market, as their “Pascal is just unbeatable” line showcases exactly how they see their competitors at this time. Nvidia is not in a position where they need to release new products, so it is possible that Nvidia plans on holding Volta in reserve until a later date. 

Nvidia's Volta Archtecture will not be releasing to consumers anytime soon

 

Right now we would estimate that Volta will release in early-mid 2018, which means that those who want to upgrade to Volta will have a significant wait on their hands. 

 

You can join the discussion on Nvidia’s Volta Architecture on the OC3D Forums. 

 

Nvidia's Volta Archtecture will not be releasing to consumers anytime soon

Nvidia’s Volta Architecture will not be releasing to consumers anytime soon

 
Looking at the transcript of Nvidia’s recent Q2 2018 earnings call (via Seeking Alpha), it has been revealed that Nvidia does not plan on releasing Volta-based GPUs to consumers anytime soon. 
 
So far Nvidia has only revealed their Volta V100 GPU for enterprise/server markets, which comes with advanced features that are designed to accelerate AI calculations and deliver some insane levels of compute performance. With this reveal, many consumers got excited that the launch of Volta was imminent, though this couldn’t be further from the truth. 
 
Now according to Nvidia’s CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, the company does not plan to release Volta this “holiday season” or “for the foreseeable future” as they see their Pascal Architecture at this time as “unbeatable”. Below is a quote from Nvidia’s earnings call. 
 
 

Volta for gaming, we haven’t announced anything. And all I can say is that our pipeline is filled with some exciting new toys for the gamers, and we have some really exciting new technology to offer them in the pipeline.

But for the holiday season for the foreseeable future, I think Pascal is just unbeatable. It’s just the best thing out there. And everybody who’s looking forward to playing Call of Duty or Destiny 2, if they don’t already have one, should run out and get themselves a Pascal.

  

Volta for consumers could be facing delays for many reasons, due to delays in manufacturing, yield problems or perhaps some other technical issue. The Volta V100 is releasing into a high margin market, which means that Nvidia can afford to push through some yield issues to deliver products early, but that is not the case for consumers. 

On the other hand, Nvidia could just be delaying Volta due to the lack of competition within the GPU market, as their “Pascal is just unbeatable” line showcases exactly how they see their competitors at this time. Nvidia is not in a position where they need to release new products, so it is possible that Nvidia plans on holding Volta in reserve until a later date. 

Nvidia's Volta Archtecture will not be releasing to consumers anytime soon

 

Right now we would estimate that Volta will release in early-mid 2018, which means that those who want to upgrade to Volta will have a significant wait on their hands. 

 

You can join the discussion on Nvidia’s Volta Architecture on the OC3D Forums.