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Nvidia Postpones GPU Technology Conference News: Ampere Will Have to Wait

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If you've been anxious to learn all about what Nvidia has in store for us at its GPU Technology Conference (GTC), you'll have to be a little more patient. Due to the increasing severity of the Coronavirus outbreak, Nvidia has decided to postpone sharing its GTC news, which we expected to include information pertaining to the upcoming Ampere GPU architecture.

"This is a time to focus on our family, our friends, our community. Our employees are working from home. Many hourly workers will not need to work but they’ll all be fully paid." wrote Jensen Huang, Nvidia's CEO on the blog post

Previously, Nvidia had reassured us that its annual GPU Technology Conference would go on despite lots of other shows getting canceled, but later it turned out that it would be an online-only event after all. Following that, Nvidia decided to cancel the streamed keynote too, in favor of news releases on the 24th of March. Now, we won't be getting those either.

The tech talks and presentations from researchers and developers will go on as streamed content, but the news that Nvidia was planning on sharing as announcements will have to wait. We expected this news to include information about the upcoming Ampere GPU architecture, and perhaps even a little information about the RTX 3000-series GPUs. 

For now, Nvidia has not shared a new date when the GTC news will be shared.

  • Gurg
    Too bad. Even if just held online, it would have been interesting and given us something positive to think about, discuss and look forward to . I think most of us have gotten used to processing lots of information. Going cold turkey is causing cognitive dissonance.

    Just like the new James Bond movie. Even if theaters are closed, if released, the movie would have had massive sales for online viewing as people are now being starved for content.
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  • mac_angel
    yea, sucks, but not surprising. Yea, they could do it online, but with the current situation, they might be talking of releasing a product that they literally have no idea of when they will be able to release it to customers - corporate or consumers.

    Personally I am really looking forward to this release. I'm still sporting 1080tis, and if this was the speed boost that people were talking about, I was going to upgrade at the end of the year.
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