NVIDIA to preview 20nm high-end Maxwell tomorrow

#1 Edited by Klunt_Bumskrint (3555 posts) -

http://videocardz.com/50012/nvidia-preview-20nm-high-end-maxwell-tomorrow

It looks like we are going to hear a lot about Maxwell during Jen-Hsun’s keynote at GTC 2014.

Someone has just posted a short overview of the upcoming keynote, which would include a huge news to many GPU enthusiasts.

GeForce 800 series — 20nm Maxwell.

Jen-Hsun is going to preview 20nm high-end Maxwell GPU architecture. This is the first time we are going to officially hear about 20nm GPUs from NVIDIA. It also seems that second generation Maxwell is going to be used in GeForce 800 series. This is most likely just an overview of the architecture, something like the first showcase of GK110. We do not expect to see any actual samples.

DirectX 12, OpenGL and new driver

NVIDIA CEO is also going to talk more about the new DirectX and OpenGL APIs. Because the presentation is going to take around 2 hours, we expect many real-time demos, videos and people explaining those APIs in detail. New DX12 and OpenGL are a direct response to AMD’s Mantle. The new driver is supposedly going to introduce a huge difference in performance.

GeForce GTX 790 tomorrow?

Since it’s Jen-Hsun Huang, who is going to make the presentation, we are more than sure that he is going to show some new tech. Long story short, there is a good chance we are going to see GeForce GTX 790 tomorrow. Be advised, this is just my speculation.

Don’t forget to bookmark this link:

Live stream link

March 25th, 9:00 AM

It’s time again for NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang to open the annual GPU Tech Conference with a 2-hour keynote. The show’s on from 9:00am to 10:50am.

  • Preview of the new 20nm high-end Maxwell GPU architecture (GM10x/GeForce 8xx) with unified virtual memory.
  • Amazing real-time graphics demos (as always).
  • More DirectX 12 goodness.
  • OpenGL goodness.
  • Demos of the to-be-released CPU-optimized GeForce driver: http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphic…y-Improvements
  • GameWorks demos.
  • Exciting announcements.

Live Stream

http://www.twitch.tv/nvidia

Repository for GTC stuff and more: http://nvidianews.nvidia.com/imageli…&SubjectID=180

Related links:

http://www.gputechconf.com

http://www.geforce.com

http://blogs.nvidia.com

http://nvidianews.nvidia.com

Exciting

#2 Edited by groowagon (2741 posts) -

you mean today? seems like only 6h until live stream (9AM PDT)

anyway, thanks for posting. will be watching.

#3 Posted by TheShadowLord07 (22110 posts) -

do we know anything about the new 800 series or was this just announce?

#4 Posted by Horgen (110021 posts) -

About damn time :D

#5 Posted by Klunt_Bumskrint (3555 posts) -

you mean today? seems like only 6h until live stream (9AM PDT)

anyway, thanks for posting. will be watching.

I guess it depends on where in the world you are

#6 Posted by mastershake575 (8350 posts) -

What a freaking joke. They talked more about the Maxwell successor than they did about Maxwell (only Maxwell news was some BS about mobile chips).

I'm getting beyond sick of 28nm (Its been just over 24 months since 600 series, 26 months since 7000 series and we have no freaking news from either company).

Over two years of 28nm and we know NOTIHNG about the successor (Maxwell was confirmed by the roadmap today for 2014 which means the highend products should be out in 4-5 months yet there pretending to know nothing about it......).

#7 Posted by Cloud_imperium (2283 posts) -

Yessssssssssssssssss !!!

#8 Posted by Daious (1059 posts) -

No maxwell news but we did get the titan z. Only 3000 dollars too

#9 Posted by Gogoplexiorayo2 (150 posts) -

some people need maxwell now so they can play in 4k. One 780 ti isnt enough!

#10 Posted by Daious (1059 posts) -

some people need maxwell now so they can play in 4k. One 780 ti isnt enough!

I don't think even one Maxwell card will be enough. Maybe for current games already out but for gaming coming out in the next coming years definitely not.

2nd gen maxwell or volta will likely handle it better

#11 Edited by nicecall (428 posts) -

so directx12 will be in the 800 line of nvidia cards for sure?

#12 Edited by Daious (1059 posts) -

@nicecall said:

so directx12 will be in the 800 line of nvidia cards for sure?

Directx12 won't be fully compatible (utilize all the features) with any card until the r9 300 series and the 2nd gen Maxwell (900 series) unfortunately.

http://www.hardware-360.com/directx-12-requires-new-graphics-cards-to-utilize-all-features/

#13 Posted by joseph_mach (3579 posts) -

Titan Z and Pascal. Of the two, Pascal sounds pretty good. "Stackable RAM", smaller, faster, and more efficient cards. Still awhile off though as the target time is 2016. Lol...that's a long ways away. Makes me wonder about Volta though. I wonder where it fits into Nvidias vision.

#14 Posted by The_Animator420 (227 posts) -

@daious said:

@gogoplexiorayo2 said:

some people need maxwell now so they can play in 4k. One 780 ti isnt enough!

I don't think even one Maxwell card will be enough. Maybe for current games already out but for gaming coming out in the next coming years definitely not.

2nd gen maxwell or volta will likely handle it better

It's not called Volta anymore. They announced today that the successor to Maxwell is called Pascal.

#15 Edited by Daious (1059 posts) -

@The_Animator420 said:

@daious said:

@gogoplexiorayo2 said:

some people need maxwell now so they can play in 4k. One 780 ti isnt enough!

I don't think even one Maxwell card will be enough. Maybe for current games already out but for gaming coming out in the next coming years definitely not.

2nd gen maxwell or volta will likely handle it better

It's not called Volta anymore. They announced today that the successor to Maxwell is called Pascal.

Thanks for the heads up. I was actually curious about where Volta fit into their new timeline now I know it was renamed.

#16 Edited by Horgen (110021 posts) -

What a freaking joke. They talked more about the Maxwell successor than they did about Maxwell (only Maxwell news was some BS about mobile chips).

I'm getting beyond sick of 28nm (Its been just over 24 months since 600 series, 26 months since 7000 series and we have no freaking news from either company).

Over two years of 28nm and we know NOTIHNG about the successor (Maxwell was confirmed by the roadmap today for 2014 which means the highend products should be out in 4-5 months yet there pretending to know nothing about it......).

They probably do not want to release another generation of cards with 28nm processes, and thus is just postponing the release of 800 series cards.

@daious said:

No maxwell news but we did get the titan z. Only 3000 dollars too

Huh? Titan black or something else?

#17 Edited by mastershake575 (8350 posts) -

They probably do not want to release another generation of cards with 28nm processes, and thus is just postponing the release of 800 series cards.

Oh I know. I wasn't expecting physical Maxwell cards on the stage yesterday but I was expecting them to actually talk about it, especially since that was one of there key points of the meeting.

It was looking like Nvidia was going to have there hands on 20nm chips in March yet TSMC got delayed (TSMC is ahead of the delay schedule and the original delay wasn't a long time so its looking like mid summer which is like 4 months away).

20nm GPU's aren't super far away + its been over two years since 28nm so its kinda strange to say "where announcing next gen Maxwell GPU's" and then ignore it the whole conference

#18 Posted by Horgen (110021 posts) -

Finally a Norwegian site has got some of the news from there.

So the Titan Z costs more than my gaming rig, including OS and the H100, though not my current water cooling loop.

The NVlink... Is it needed? PCI-e 3rd gen is atm plenty, PCI-e 4th gen will be released before NVlink which will double the transfer rate over PCI-e 3rd.

@horgen123 said:

They probably do not want to release another generation of cards with 28nm processes, and thus is just postponing the release of 800 series cards.

Oh I know. I wasn't expecting physical Maxwell cards on the stage yesterday but I was expecting them to actually talk about it, especially since that was one of there key points of the meeting.

It was looking like Nvidia was going to have there hands on 20nm chips in March yet TSMC got delayed (TSMC is ahead of the delay schedule and the original delay wasn't a long time so its looking like mid summer which is like 4 months away).

20nm GPU's aren't super far away + its been over two years since 28nm so its kinda strange to say "where announcing next gen Maxwell GPU's" and then ignore it the whole conference

I am not surprised anymore when it comes to delays.