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

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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

 

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15-08-2017, 05:10:51

Warchild
I do wonder if the delay was due to the result of the Sandwich cards Vega 56 and 64 which reviewers placed above and below the 1080 card.

Had the Vega 64 been a competitor then maybe they would have announced something sooner. Don't get me wrong, Vega 64 is a good card but it doesn't really have Nvidia worried does it? No point in the green team competing against itself.Quote

15-08-2017, 05:36:43

Cbotha15
That's exactly what I was thinking as well.Quote

15-08-2017, 05:39:42

MacLeod
Quote:
Originally Posted by Warchild View Post
I do wonder if the delay was due to the result of the Sandwich cards Vega 56 and 64 which reviewers placed above and below the 1080 card.

Had the Vega 64 been a competitor then maybe they would have announced something sooner. Don't get me wrong, Vega 64 is a good card but it doesn't really have Nvidia worried does it? No point in the green team competing against itself.
Sounds right to me. Vega is not much competition at all for Nvidia. Performing a little behind but costing more with more power draw. Nvidia is still on top right now so might as well slow down Volta a little and tweak on it a little more maybe. Hell I don't know how they make these things, I just know that AMD ain't got anything for Nvidia.

Only thing AMD has is miners which I wouldn't want if I were them. If the mining craze bursts like it did before, then you'll have a flood of cards in the used marker dragging prices down and you'll have a bunch of people abusing the RMA system.

Not a fan of mining. Wish they could make some miming specific cards for these guys so they'd leave our gamers cards alone so prices would go thru the roof and you could actually find cards in stock.Quote

15-08-2017, 05:54:17

g0ggles1994
Well if this is a case of delaying it because of lack of competition on AMD's part, I'm glad that they've outright delayed it, not do an Intel and release loads of cards with little improvements. But saying that, we my see a Pascal refresh coming up sometime insteadQuote

15-08-2017, 06:40:06

AngryGoldfish
Lol

Poor Vega indeed. At this stage I feel like I wish I hadn't invested in Freesync. I'm just acting like a spoilt little millennial, but still.Quote
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