Nvidia GTC 2018 Highlights: AI Trucks, Mega-Video Cards & Ray Tracing

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  • dudmont
    Without a new GPU release to report, I'm betting draft day for the Chiefs(or my Vikings) will be markedly more interesting. Lemonade from lemons?
  • bit_user
    Robotics is one of those cases where you really want ECC memory (i.e. a Tesla GPU). A robot that big could take somebody's head off.
  • mischon123
    "overflowing with demos, presentations, tutorials, and sessions".

    Screw that.

    We only want speed, low latency and 100% compatiblity. @Nvidia cut the expensive marketing out. If you have a good product in the pipeline - make it an engineers product. Fluff just adds to your cost and ours. 5 star ratings and good reviews sell products. The guys and girls in skinnies are just leeches.
  • bit_user
    Anonymous said:
    "overflowing with demos, presentations, tutorials, and sessions".

    Screw that.

    We only want speed, low latency and 100% compatiblity. @Nvidia cut the expensive marketing out. If you have a good product in the pipeline - make it an engineers product. Fluff just adds to your cost and ours. 5 star ratings and good reviews sell products. The guys and girls in skinnies are just leeches.

    I'm not sure what you're talking about, but this event was aimed squarely at professionals, engineers, and researchers. Try browsing the agenda.

    https://2018gputechconf.smarteventscloud.com/connect/search.ww
  • bit_user
    Anonymous said:
    @Nvidia - stop wasting money on pointless adverstisement and hyperbole. You will not make any money for shareholders by wasting their money more than you can recover in imaginary profit. Serve the real people that make your company money; the middle income population. Sheesh, you think Nvidia would know things after all these years O.o

    How do you think they got so big in deep learning and high-performance computing? It's because they invested a lot in those markets, via things like GTC. Those investments are now paying dividends, which will in turn benefit gamers.

    Anonymous said:
    I'm sitting on my 2.5yr old 980ti waiting to hear what the new Nvidia GPU I will buy is.

    So, you're complaining that they haven't released two full generations in 2.5 years? Talk about entitled...

    Anonymous said:
    In the meantime, GO PACK.

    Right. So, this conference (GTC = GPU Technology Conference) is not for you. In case you haven't noticed, the world doesn't revolve around gamers. Sure, gamers helped fund the early development of programmable GPUs, but the technology has grown beyond gaming, and that's what this is about.

    For gaming-oriented GPU news, see their GDC (Game Developers Conference) coverage:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/picturestory/824-gdc-2018-highlights-vr.html

    Also, unlike GTC, it's not a Nvidia-centric event.
  • Ninjawithagun
    @Nvidia - stop wasting money on pointless adverstisement and hyperbole. You will not make any money for shareholders by wasting their money more than you can recover in imaginary profit. Serve the real people that make your company money; the middle income population. Sheesh, you think Nvidia would know things after all these years O.o
  • Sn3akr
    I want one for running minecraft :D
  • envy14tpe
    I'm sitting on my 2.5yr old 980ti waiting to hear what the new Nvidia GPU I will buy is. In the meantime, GO PACK.