After becoming the victim of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus not once but twice, NVIDIA’s GTC 2020 keynote address has finally been rescheduled. The virtual keynote is now set to be broadcast on YouTube on May 14th, at 6am Pacific (13:00 UTC).

One of the many technology trade shows impacted by the now global pandemic, NVIDIA resorted to breaking up their annual GPU Technology Conference into multiple pieces. A number of presentations and sessions originally scheduled to be given at the show have instead been moved online as part of NVIDIA’s digital GTC 2020 conference. Meanwhile the show-defining keynote speech, as always to be delivered by CEO Jensen Huang, was previously rescheduled as a digital event for March before being postponed entirely.

And while NVIDIA isn’t saying much new about the contents of the keynote itself, it’s still expected to be one of NVIDIA’s most important presentations of the last few years. In particular, this year’s keynote is widely anticipated to include the announcement of a next-generation compute GPU architecture.

NVIDIA's current Volta architecture-based GV100 GPU is now a few years old, and supercomputer planning announcements have tipped the fact that NVIDIA will have a new Tesla accelerator ready later this year. The current generation of Tesla accelerators have been a huge success story for NVIDIA, so there's a great deal of interest in seeing how NVIDIA will keep up that momentum, especially in the face of stiff competition from all directions, from FPGA suppliers to Intel's Xe GPU family.

Source: NVIDIA

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  • imaheadcase - Monday, April 27, 2020 - link

    Well duh, but they always make it a prelude to what to kind of expect with consumer cards.
  • whatthe123 - Friday, April 24, 2020 - link

    I don't think there was ever a good reaction to the insane price of the 2080ti. People bought it anyway because they have money to burn. I'd say it's very likely there will be another "consumer" GPU at $1k from nvidia and maybe one from AMD as well considering rumors of "Big Navi."
  • Kjella - Saturday, April 25, 2020 - link

    There's always people with enough money, but if you look at the latest Steam survey 1.52% have a 1080 Ti and only 0.73% a 2080 Ti, even though both are pretty mature cards by now. The price is a result of nVidia knowing they have no competition. The 3080 Ti generation will hopefully be competing against Big Navi and it'll also need to distance itself from the new consoles.
  • uefi - Saturday, April 25, 2020 - link

    Unlike in the past, consumers have an extra $1200 to spend this year. A flagship for everyone! 2020 is going to be bright, ray traced at 1440p, 144fps!
  • eva02langley - Sunday, April 26, 2020 - link

    I guess you wanted to say that people DON'T have a money in the present time to spend on frivolities like an enthusiast GPU.
  • imaheadcase - Monday, April 27, 2020 - link

    Not everyone got a check, the million of suckers who used those "tax planners" set up in malls and walmarts to get refund on prepaid cards won't see it at all.
  • Yojimbo - Saturday, April 25, 2020 - link

    Everybody wants the most expensive card to be the highest one they can afford :P
  • Dug - Friday, April 24, 2020 - link

    I was wondering why I was seeing deep discounts on video cards at various places.
    I just bought a 2080 super for $530 thinking no new cards were coming out.
  • Dug - Friday, April 24, 2020 - link

    Of course announcement and availability will be two different things
  • whatthe123 - Saturday, April 25, 2020 - link

    $530 for a 2080 super is a good deal considering how high current prices are. Those things still go for 699

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