Nvidia shows signs .....

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    Exactly. Sharks who stop swimming drown.*

    Also, by waiting 'too long' with replacing pascal, or even hinting at a replacement, you might well end up with holdouts who were sitting on maxwell generation (or perhaps even prior) cards who originally wanted a bigger performance upgrade than pascal offered buy a pascal card anyway because the wait is simply getting too long, or maybe their card died. So now when pascal-next comes along they're no longer in the market for a new GPU, that's lost customers.

    *Actually, no they don't, we know that now. Still a good figure of speech tho.
     
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    Pretty sure nVidia is limited by engineering resources too, not ambition. They are fighting on multiple fronts (quite sucessfuly on all of them) so it isn't such a big surprise one year they may prioritize AI and HPC over gaming architectures.
     
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    Although there is synergy in the GPU R&D between Geforce/Quadro/Tesla, I cannot see these ever being fully disconnected from each from other due to the timeframe for the R&D feedback from various teams for product development; it helps to reduce pressure/cost/resources.
    One of the senior Nvidia engineers did mention awhile back that Tensor Cores were early in the R&D-development stage for V100 from a Tesla perspective, but this technology also has relevance and synergy to Gameworks/OptiX.

    But that also puts pressure on keeping product cycles reasonably on schedule because it would be very difficult to break the window timeframe too much between the segments; case in point not only have we not seen Geforce but we also have not seen Tesla/Quadro next generation of GPUs.
    The risk of messing this up too greatly can be seen as others have said with regards to Intel.

    That said not sure if Intel will ever learn from others; their 10nm debacle and IHVs told them repeatedly their approach was going against what the industry knew worked, now they finally admit they have problems when they had plenty of time to rectify it in the past and given headsup by others.
     
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    Nvidia Hitting On All GPU Cylinders
    May 11, 2018
    https://www.nextplatform.com/2018/05/11/nvidia-hitting-on-all-gpu-cylinders/
     
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