Nvidia’s Turing GPU May Launch Later Next Month
Buried amidst a story regarding Nvidia’s quarterly results, Reuters reported some interesting information regarding Nvidia’s Turing GPU. According to the reports, Nvidia’s next graphics card is expected to launch sometime next month.
Aside from confirmation of the card’s existence, there isn’t much information regarding the Turing card though we do have some interesting speculation. For starters, the existence of the card implies that the card manufacturer is either rebranding its Volta line of GPUs or has scrapped plans to bring the Volta cards to the consumer market.
As for the name Turing, it is obviously a reference to Alan Turing though that tells us little about the card itself. However, the name Turing could imply suggest a relationship with AI which is what the Volta cards are currently used for. This may mean that Turing is a consumer-variant of Volta.
Of course, earlier reports have mentioned that Nvidia’s upcoming GPU would be named Ampere, but it is likely that the company decided to rebrand for a couple of reasons. The first is the simple fact that a group of former Intel employees founded a company named Ampere so Nvidia is trying to avoid any confusion.
Another possibility is that the company has decided to create two different branches of its next line of GPU. One would be Turing and the other Ampere. Nvidia has done similar things in the past, but, for now, all we have is speculation.
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