According to the newly published reports, it’s assumed that the NVIDIA Corporation might reveal its first Pascal based GPU at the GPU Technology Conference in April this year and planning to launch the new architecture based GPUs in June.
One source claims that the NVIDIA’s CEO and Co-Founder Jen-Hsun Huang will be holding a keynote during the event on 5th April and will be revealing the first Pascal based GPU.
The report presents one listing of the keynote from GTC’s registration record, which indicates that the CEO and co founder Jen-Hsun Huang will be holding opening keynote during the event on April 5 between 0900 and 1100 hours.
Moreover, another report at Sweclockers says that the company is planning to launch the first line up of Pascal based graphics cards Computex, two months later in June. But that launch will be only for mobility series, GPU series for gaming laptops and notebooks, while it is rumored that the company might launch Pascal based GPUs for desktops somewhere between July and September.
Pascal, based on TSMC’s 16-nm FinFET, is believed to deliver 10 times more performance than current most efficient, Maxwell. Having compute performance of up to 12 TFLOPS, video memory of 32 GB based on HBM2 with maximum memory bandwidth of 1 TB/s. It will also be coming with DirectX 12 feature level 12_1 or higher.
Another thing to note that the company’s competitor, AMD will also be launching their next generation Polaris based GPUs on Computex.
Some rumors says that the company wants to release Pascal based GPUs sooner to come back with a bang as Maxwell is not delivering the expected performance on DirectX 12 as compared with current flagship of AMD GPUs such as recent benchmark debate on DOOM, Ashes of Singularity and today after Hitman’s frame rate test right after new DX12 update.