Next Gen Nvidia to be called "Ampere"

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  1. Evildead666

    Evildead666 Master Guru

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    So WCCf is reporting that Heise has been told that the next gen Nvidia cards will be called "Ampere" and not "Volta".

    Could it be that Volta is HBM and they decided to create another gen with GDDR at the high end because HBM isnt ready for prime time yet ?
    Is it just a name change ?

    https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/next-gen-nvidia-could-be-called-ampere.html

    https://wccftech.com/nvidia-next-generation-ampere-gpu-rumor/

    https://www.heise.de/newsticker/mel...eftiger-Gewinnsprung-dank-Gaming-3887633.html
     
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  2. cryohellinc

    cryohellinc Master Guru

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    Well basically it will be a Volta architecture with DDR6.
     
  3. Emille

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    Anyone who thought Nvidia would be so stupud as to sit out for a full year like AMD did with Vega because of HBM2 was deluding themselves.

    Obvious we are going to have another pascal situation on our hands where we get a beefed up card in the mean time.

    If it performs 30% faster than a 1080ti which still has quite a few undefeated games at 4k rew, then people will buy it. Myself included.
     
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    Evildead666 Master Guru

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    It also explains the 1070Ti, getting rid of stock.
    It could be that Volta was always going to be the Top Gun with HBM, and with all the cash Nvidia has, they had two plans for the rest of the range.
    Volta-lite if HBM went ok, and Ampere if they had to continue on GDDR.
     

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    Evildead666 Master Guru

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    I would say GDDR5X at the most, with the option of a GDDR6/X Ti ;)
     
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    New Kepler attempt ? 680 = Ampere and then 780 = Volta
    Maybe Volta is way too powerful against Pascal, so they decided to make 2 lineups.
     
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    Well 1070&1080 not produced anymore sell 1070Ti&1080Ti as much as you can then next frack up previous gen owners with Volta/Ampere/Watt and then do loop do loop..
     
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    i'll keep my just bought 1080 till it gets rusty lol
     
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    GDDR5X for GTX2070 and GDDR6 for GTX2080.

    Performance wise as expected:

    GTX2070 = 1080Ti
    GTX2080 = 1080Ti + 20-25%
     
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    Best idea ever :)
     

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    kastriot Maha Guru

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    You work in Nvidia department?
     
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    I suppose it depends more in what fab tech they are going to use. 14 or 12nm ? Too early for anything else i think.
    is there a 10nm node available, or is that just for mobile chips ?

    probably got the memory layout right though.
     
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    Upgrade will be a no brainier for me. As even with 98fps lock for 3440x1440, there quite a lot of games that 1080Ti can barely handle, not evening mentioning 4k.
     
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    If this is true, sucks for consumers but I guess that's good for AMD. If Nvidia's claims about Volta's performance improvements are true, it could very well be the beginning of affordable 4K@60FPS gaming GPUs (and by affordable I mean less than $300 for an AIB). But if we're getting this possible Ampere instead, I feel like most of that series is just going to be rebrands with small tweaks here and there. Regardless, hopefully AMD will make the most of this timeframe up until the Volta release.
     

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    Extrapolate what was happening the last years with Nvidia and you'll know what follows. Whatever it's called doesn't make that much of a difference.

    Occasional vDDR upgrades with +20-30% on the top cards, more or less the lineup.
    With the lower end spectrum cut down in some way in addition to just less cores like reduced interface bandwidth etc.
    Titan before any TI, but there will be one.
     
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  18. Monchis

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    Must be a rehash of Pascal, to keep the milking going.
     
  19. CK the Greek

    CK the Greek Maha Guru

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    about the name...so what? the features,specs and it's SUPPORT it's all that matters.
     
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    Then I will be waiting some more, their loss.
     

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