Wednesday, March 20th 2013

NVIDIA Updates GPU Roadmap with "Volta"

NVIDIA updated its GPU micro-architecture roadmap at the 2013 GPU Technology Conference (GTC). Currently spearheaded by the "Kepler" micro-architecture, which drives its GeForce, Quadro, and Tesla product lines, and which will drive Tegra mobile SoCs in 2014; NVIDIA's next-generation "Maxwell" could make its debut some time in 2014. Going by NVIDIA's graph that puts performance-per-Watt against time, "Maxwell" should nearly double performance. Maxwell GPUs feature unified virtual memory, which lets CPUs treat graphics card memory as system memory, for faster general-purpose performance.

Although not backed by a tentative launch year, and assuming "Maxwell" has its run for another two years, 2016 could see the launch of NVIDIA's "Volta" GPU micro-architecture. In addition to advancements by its predecessors, "Volta" could introduce stacked DRAM technology. It would enable GPU memory bandwidths as high as 1 TB/s. Current high-end graphics cards such as GeForce Titan and Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition, are capable of breaching the 300 GB/s mark, so NVIDIA's claims don't sound far-fetched.

Source: NVIDIA
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18 Comments on NVIDIA Updates GPU Roadmap with "Volta"

#1
esrever
I like the fact that theres no date for it on the chart.
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#2
15th Warlock
So Volta is to be expected in 2016 if the scale is right on that chart?

Kepler was supposed to be released in 2011, Maxwell this year, we all know how that turned out, I would assume Nvidia wants to save face by not giving an specific date for Volta...
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#3
Xzibit
Anyone see the humor in the second pic.

Volta is Titan shrink with Stacked DRAM :)
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#4
bogami
good comments so far. many innovations promise but there's still all in its infancy. Much of it we've read in the forums. I noticed that Maxwell is not on the scale expectations at 16 than it was before: (. In GPU chip has added a lot of elements that have previously been outside. Too bios could be added. Sets, the area and of course the next incoming thermal output. there will be a reduced possibility for OC if the chip becomes Beeg .. so we will see what will be develop in 2016 if they do not back much later than originally announced.:D
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#5
jigar2speed
Please remind me why do i hate the word - DRM and why will this be implemented on Hardware level ? :confused:
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#6
Fluffmeister
by: jigar2speed
Please remind me why do i hate the word - DRM and why will this be implemented on Hardware level ? :confused:
DRAM :banghead:
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#7
NeoXF
by: jigar2speed
Please remind me why do i hate the word - DRM and why will this be implemented on Hardware level ? :confused:
LOLWUT!? :confused:
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#8
Ed_1
I was just thinking how the unified virtual memory will/would affect OC'ing. If it gets lumped all together (CPU-MB DDR with V-DDR ) how will the timings handle one another .
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#9
Solidstate89
by: jigar2speed
Please remind me why do i hate the word - DRM and why will this be implemented on Hardware level ? :confused:
First off, it's DRAM, not DRM you dolt. And second, there is already is DRM implemented at a hardware level in nearly every modern machine. It's called HDCP.
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#10
claylomax
Check out his jacket and jeans and that microphone; I wonder which song he danced after the presentation. :)
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#11
Crowned Clown
how about AMD GPU Roadmap? don't they have something like that too?
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#12
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
by: Crowned Clown
how about AMD GPU Roadmap? don't they have something like that too?
Because this is an Nvidia news post?????? :wtf:
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#13
HammerON
The Watchful Moderator
by: Crowned Clown
how about AMD GPU Roadmap? don't they have something like that too?
Probably but this thread is not about AMD is it?
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#14
jigar2speed
by: Solidstate89
First off, it's DRAM, not DRM you dolt. And second, there is already is DRM implemented at a hardware level in nearly every modern machine. It's called HDCP.
And one silly reading mistake and they are all pounding on me, your daily life frustration is pretty high this days ?
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#15
Prima.Vera
by: Solidstate89
First off, it's DRAM, not DRM you dolt. And second, there is already is DRM implemented at a hardware level in nearly every modern machine. It's called HDCP.
I only know about my DVD drive having something similar with HDCP, that incredible stupid region thing, but I am not aware of any other devices in my PC having something similar...Am I mistaken?? :eek:
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#16
Slizzo
by: Prima.Vera
I only know about my DVD drive having something similar with HDCP, that incredible stupid region thing, but I am not aware of any other devices in my PC having something similar...Am I mistaken?? :eek:
All devices in the chain must support HDCP for you to view those movies on your machine; optical drive, GPU, Monitor.
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#17
Crowned Clown
by: MxPhenom 216
Because this is an Nvidia news post?????? :wtf:
by: HammerON
Probably but this thread is not about AMD is it?
:rolleyes:
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#18
BiggieShady
by: Xzibit
Anyone see the humor in the second pic.

Volta is Titan shrink with Stacked DRAM :)
Yes, I also see humor in this

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