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Nvidia is expected to announce "Turing" GPUs next month

Will Nvidia announce new GPUs at GDC 2018?

Nvidia are expected to announce

Nvidia is expected to announce "Turing" GPUs next month

Nvidia posted record revenues last year, with earning per share raising by a staggering 88 percent, thanks to strong GPU demand from cryptocurrency miners as well as increased success in the enterprise market.   

This success comes despite the fact that Nvidia's Pascal GPU architecture is almost two years old, with May 27th being the GPU's second birthday. Today many people are wondering what Nvidia has planned in 2018, as they can't rely on their ageing Pascal architecture forever. 

A report from Routers has suggested that the company plans to reveal a new series of gaming chips next month under the Turing codename, named after Alan Mathison Turing, the Father of Computer science. Turing is also well known for his theories on artificial intelligence, with the "Turing Test" being a common phrase in the world of AI and science fiction. 

Next month Nvidia will be hosting their GTC (GPU Technology Conference) between March 26th and 29th, with GDC (Game Developers Conference) coming before it between March 19th and 23rd. Both of these events seem ideal for the reveal of a new gaming graphics product, especially GDC, given its gaming focus.

The use of the name Turing points towards something big, with recent rumours suggesting that Nvidia plans to utilise their AI-centric Tensor cores for gaming applications. This idea makes sense given Turing's association with artificial intelligence, though the use of Tensor cores for gaming would likely result in a PhysX-like situation where only a minority of games will make use of the potential feature.  

  

Nvidia are expected to announce

(Alan Mathison Turing)

With Pascal being almost two years old there is no shortage of gamers that desire to upgrade their hardware. It is likely that Nvidia's new gaming chip will use TSMC's 12nm manufacturing process (optimised 16nm) and offer several design improvements over Pascal.    

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14-02-2018, 06:34:56

Dicehunter
Will be interesting to see how it stacks up to a 1080 Ti Quote

14-02-2018, 06:37:30

Peace
Is it just me or does the name rather suggest something big for computing and science instead of gaming?
Why not bring Volta for GeForce first?Quote

14-02-2018, 07:35:13

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by Peace Ð View Post
Is it just me or does the name rather suggest something big for computing and science instead of gaming?
Why not bring Volta for GeForce first?
That's a good point. However Fermi was a famous physicist and we all know who Tesla was, right? to people like us - god.

I think they have been doing it for years. Very odd that they've not used the name Edison, but then he really wasn't a very nice guy. He was a genius beyond genius, but yeah not the nicest of human beings.Quote

14-02-2018, 09:24:11

dwatterworth
All I thought of when AI gaming-centric processing could be a possibility was a narrator just haranguing your every move in games.

"Well that was stupid!"
"Wow, I guess that's one way to do it."
And so on.Quote

14-02-2018, 09:43:15

WYP
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Originally Posted by dwatterworth View Post
All I thought of when AI gaming-centric processing could be a possibility was a narrator just haranguing your every move in games.

"Well that was stupid!"
"Wow, I guess that's one way to do it."
And so on.
So it's like gaming with Twitch chat or a Dark Souls fan?

Maybe the AI will play the game for you?Quote
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