The euphoria about the new technologies of video that appeared on plates GDC left everyone a little confused, a few months we talked Maxwell of architecture as something revolutionary. The future, the perfect efficiency, then we are already talking about memory ” 3D “and a power capacity four times. The first taste of Maxwell architecture is the new GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti, it must be the soul of the next video card’s high performance GTX 800 and GTX 900 series, where time the development potential will be exploited to the maximum for instance the generation Kepler but in the future successor of Maxwell may have a more troubled life.
If you think a bad choice of Nvidia and AMD pair the current generation which used the same chips from the previous generation (GTX 600 and HD 7000) with minor modifications and changed clocks will certainly not be happy to know that it should be repeated again in the near future. Already talking about the successor to the Maxwell architecture, Pascal should have a much longer than scheduled, previously it should hold its own until 2016 when Nvidia will launch the “Back” architecture life, but the schedule has changed a bit, this means that GTX 1000 or “GP 10X” should be successful for another three or four generations based on Pascal chips similar to what happened in the Generation “Tesla”.
Around architecture should bring an evolution of NVLink that promises an end to the old standard PCI-express and increase bandwidth by Stacked DRAM to around 1TB / s against the current 288 GB / s of graphics cards based the Kepler architecture, but this should only occur in mid-2020, four years later than originally planned in 2016, a reminder that technological developments run into technical details like manufacturing conditions and the willingness of consumers to switch tenologia times followed in a short time, a good reason for Nvidia and AMD to seek other options more willing to invest in the industry.