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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  • NextGen_Gamer - Friday, April 24, 2020 - link

    I'm not sure if you just missed this or what, but there seems to be a MASSIVE hint that we will be seeing "Ampere" there right in the first line of NVIDIA's official press release: "Get Amped for Latest Platform Breakthroughs in AI, Deep Learning, Autonomous Vehicles, Robotics and Professional Graphics" Get it? Get AMPE(r)d? haha
  • Jon Tseng - Friday, April 24, 2020 - link

    lol good spot. Give its a capital A "Amped" I think you might be right!
  • csroc - Friday, April 24, 2020 - link

    given everything but the articles is capitalized I wouldn't read that far in to it, but hopefully the word choice is deliberate!
  • Hul8 - Friday, April 24, 2020 - link

    It's title case (for stylistic reasons), so the capitalization doesn't mean anything. Using that word does hint at Ampere.
  • willis936 - Friday, April 24, 2020 - link

    Strong induction! I feel an inrush of excitement.
  • p1esk - Friday, April 24, 2020 - link

    Are you surprised? What else can they possibly announce on May 15 other than Ampere arch? It's been widely known and expected since last year.
  • whatthe123 - Friday, April 24, 2020 - link

    There's always a chance that they sandbag the announcement while waiting for AMD to reveal something. AMD basically did the same thing to nvidia when they gave a bogus launch price on Navi and immediately undercut nvidia's super after they announced it.
  • p1esk - Saturday, April 25, 2020 - link

    Personally I'm interested in the V100 successor, so that's the announcement I'm waiting for. If they also happen to release the successor to Quadro 8000 at a similar price I'll order four of them right away.
  • imaheadcase - Friday, April 24, 2020 - link

    I don't think consumers are going to react as well as they have in the past to $1200 flagship cards if they are indeed going to price them like they have in the past.

    They have always been a niche product sure, but as games have slowly been not pushing the bounds nearly as much as before, it makes little since to get bleeding edge.

    They would be better off doing it backwards, releasing low-high end.
  • jordanclock - Friday, April 24, 2020 - link

    GTC isn't about consumer cards or gaming. Any discussion about that will be incidental to enterprise, scientific and architecture topics.

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