What you need to know
- NVIDIA will hold its GTC 2020 keynote online on May 14, 2020.
- The keynote should include "exciting products and news" that NVIDIA originally planned to announce earlier this year.
- The keynote will be shared on YouTube at 9 am ET on May 14, but will not be a live stream
NVIDIA announced that it will hold its GTC 2020 keynote on May 14, 2020. The company originally planned to share news earlier this year on March 23 but delayed the announcement due to the current global health crisis. NVIDIA will hold its keynote on its YouTube channel at 9 am ET. The event will be pre-recorded rather than live-streamed on YouTube.
NVIDIA's CEO, Jensen Huang shared that the event "will highlight the company's latest innovations in AI, high performance computing, data science, autonomous machines, healthcare and graphics during the recorded keynote."
While the most exciting news from NVIDIA would be details about the RTX 3000 series of GPUs, that seems unlikely at this event, according to TechRadar. Instead, it's likely details about new server GPUs from NVIDIA.
If it is news regarding server GPUs, that can give a glimpse into NVIDIA's 7nm GPU range. 7nm server GPUs would show us some of the performance boosts available with the new GPU lineup. TechRadar points out that the next generation of NVIDIA GeForce cards is probably built with 7nm GPUs.
When NVIDIA canceled its event on March 23, Huang stated, "We have exciting products and news to share with you. But this isn't the right time. We're going to hold off on sharing our GTC news for now." The keynote on May 14 is a bit later than NVIDIA initially planned to share its news, but is only a few weeks away now. For now, peruse our roundup of the best graphics cards for more great GPU reading.
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Nvidia ALWAYS announces new silicon in the Server GPU and "Creator" markets first.
They did it with Turing, they will do it again with Ampere (because that is where the BIG money is.)
It allows them to go into low volume/high margin manufacturing and shake out all the "yield" issues, and then, sometime in August, they will announce the RTX 3000 (Ampere-based) series for the Holiday Market (shipping in November.)
They will be very expensive, and in limited supply (just like with Turing-based RTX2xxx series) but the drivers will be ready by then, and Nvidia will have more info on what AMD is doing with "Big-Navi" so they can set their prices accordingly.
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