NVIDIA’s product development cycle is really moving fast. Just last week they surprised announced the GeForce GTX Titan X Pascal graphics card, which will launch officially August 2nd. Reports are now that the company plans to accelerate its next-generation “Volta” architecture. While it was originally scheduled to make its debut in 2018, it could launch in May of 2017 along the sidelines of GTC.
Volta should launch much like Pascal did with HPC products first before moving on to the consumer graphics segment. NVIDIA could also stay on the 16 nm FinFET+ process from TSMC for Volta. Stacked memory packaged like HBM2 could be more readily available by 2017, and could hit the right volumes by the end of the year, making it the perfect time high-volume consumer products.