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Ampere Discussion Thread
Give the rest a read as well.
Quote:But rumors circulating on 3DCenter tell us that Nvidia cut production of the GP102 based products back in November, 2017 – thus meaning that this flagship card is now EoL. This means that in the next month or two, the GTX 1080 Ti cards will no longer be available new to purchase, and in theory we should see other cards in the GeForce Pascal lineup end up similarly in the next few months too.

Instead, these cards will be replaced by the GeForce GTX 2080 and GeForce GTX 2070, although rather than being powered by Volta (as was originally rumored), we would instead see them use Ampere, an architecture designed for gaming. Given the release date of both the GeForce GTX 2080 and GTX 2070 cards is April 12th, 2018, Ampere will likely be shown off in March at either GTC or GDC… or possibly a later livestream hosted by Nvidia exclusively to reveal this new architecture.
Quote:An Expreview report points at the possibility of a GeForce product, one that you can buy in your friendly neighborhood PC store and play games with. The "Ampere" based GPU will still be based on the 12 nanometer silicon fabrication process at TSMC, and is unlikely to be a big halo chip with exotic HBM stacks. Why NVIDIA chose to leapfrog is uncertain. GTC gets underway late-March.
False alarm:
Quote:Case in point: NVIDIA AIB Manli Technology Group has registered at (with the Eurasian Economic Union) product listings that include references to some NVIDIA GA104 and GA104-400 products, as well as nomenclature for NVIDIA's next-gen cards as being GTX 2070 and GTX 2080. Granted, this could be a registration for future, future products, but it's very unlikely. The jury is still out on this leak, but if ever the carousel will stop spinning, we don't know it.
Manli denies the submission:
Quote:According to a report from DigiTimes, Nvidia will fab its upcoming Ampere architecture, which is expected to succeed Turing, on Samsung's 7nm EUV process rather than on the 7nm process from TSMC, which has been Nvidia's foundry partner for years. Ampere is expected to launch in 2020, though how the architecture differs from Turing isn't clear yet.
Quote:Nvidia reportedly confirmed that it's partnered with Samsung to manufacture its Ampere GPU, which is expected to launch in 2020 using its 7nm extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUVL) process rather than continuing to source GPUs from longtime foundry partner TSMC.
It's not clear why Nvidia decided to switch foundry partners for Ampere. EETimes reported in early June that Samsung "aggressively undercut" TSMC. We do know that TSMC's 7nm process has already become popular with Apple and AMD.

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