Here's what I think and I do hope I'm wrong, I don't believe Ampere is real at all, it's just the press reporting on each others own stories like an echo chamber. We haven't seen a single reference to Ampere on anything official from nVidia, no roadmaps, nothing vaguely legitimate leaked, absolutely nothing. I don't believe I have seen anything 'big' get released in resent years that hasn't been leaked the hell out of. I sadly think the most realistic likelihood is that Ampere is a poor translation back and forth of Volta. I also think Nvidia will have stopped production of the GP102 simply because they have tens of thousands in their inventory awaiting RAM. They don't need to make anymore for a good while. These chips are not the reason we don't have normally prices cards in stock atm. That's not to say I don't think new cards aren't coming but I firstly think they will simply be Volta based, secondly I don't think Nvidia will be in any kind of a rush as they can't keep up with demand for Pascal so why switch to a presumably riskier yield Volta chip and thirdly I believe we are going to be pretty disappointed with the performance jump from Pascal to Volta. When you look at clock for clock, core to core performance of the V100 it isn't that impressive at all. The V100 is a monster chip at an insane price but the $500-1000 cards simply won't be anywhere near this big as Nvidia just can't make them for that price. Anyway, this is just my opinion and like I said I really do hope I'm completely wrong and Nvidia releases some spectacular cards in April based on Ampere that blows Pascal out of the water.