NVIDIA’s heavily rumored, next-generation graphics architecture, “Ampere,” appears to be a legitimate thing. The company is telling fans to “get amped” for its GTC 2020 keynote with CEO Jensen Huang, which will be uploaded on YouTube on May 14, at 6 a.m. Pacific time.
Ampere may actually be a Volta replacement that won’t be used in any GeForce gaming products, however. That’s because NVIDIA’s news announcement only mentions “breakthroughs in AI, deep learning, autonomous vehicles, robotics, and professional graphics.”
“Huang will highlight the company’s latest innovations in AI, high performance computing, data science, autonomous machines, healthcare and graphics during the recorded keynote,” wrote NVIDIA. “Participants will be able to view the keynote on demand at www.youtube.com/nvidia.”
GTC 2020 was originally scheduled for March 23, but it had to be delayed (and turned into an online event) due to the coronavirus pandemic. Despite the change of venue, NVIDIA suggests that it was still a success: “the GTC Digital event has attracted more than 45,000 registered attendees who have participated in 300 recorded talks and dozens of instructor-led sessions,” the company said.