We’re expecting to see a lot of data center and advanced computing stuff at the beginning of this keynote given the speaker’s roster, so the early part of the keynote might be a tad dry for those who are just hoping to see some next-gen graphics cards.
For those of us who dig computer architecture stuff, though, well…talk machine learning to me, Nvidia!
Apropos of nothing, if you haven’t given Raft a look, the game is exquisite. The soundtrack alone got me through the Pandemic, honestly, and I’ve been thinking about it quite a bit lately for an upcoming piece. Well worth giving a look if you’re into survival games.
What does it mean if we don’t see Lovelace tonight?
That is a very good question, and one that’s bound to be on everyone’s mind right about now. Honestly, don’t expect a reveal. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang isn’t actually giving the keynote, according to Nvidia’s website, and if anyone was going to show off Nvidia’s next-gen graphics cards, it would be Jensen.
That said, the very last speaker of the keynote is Jeff Fisher, Senior Vice President of GeForce at Nvidia, who has done graphics card reveals in the past, specifically variants like the Nvidia Geforece RTX 3090 Ti.
Does that mean we’re getting Ampere Supers or something similar? Definitely possible, but we’ve heard much about an RTX 3080 Super or RTX 3070 Super since last year, and even then it was rumors and speculation. That has largely died down more recently as talk of Nvidia Lovelace ramped up.
If Nvidia is planning a Lovelace launch as early as July, releasing a Super variant of an existing Ampere card doesn’t make much sense. Still, if Lovelace is set more towards the end of Q3 2022 (i.e., September) that would put it about two years after Ampere launched, which both fits the cadence and means that there’s a small hole to fill in the meantime that Super variants could fill.
Welcome back, computer heads! I’m John Loeffler, TechRadar’s US Computing Editor, bringing you all the latest from Day One of Computex 2022. We’re about 50 minutes out from the Nvidia Computex 2022 Keynote, and it’ll be interesting to see what Team Green has on tap for us this year.
With all the rumors about Lovelace getting ready for a reveal, will we hear much about it in tonight’s keynote? If not, does that mean that Lovelace is a long way off? Right around the corner? Tell us, Jensen!
There’s bound to be a lot of really techie cloud computing stuff and who knows, even something about Driver Assist or, Lord help us, self-driving cars. That out to get out resident Car Guy, John McCann excited, but maybe not. He likes to drive, so I don’t know how he’ll take that.
In any case, let’s dive into who we actually expect to see in this year’s Nvidia Computex 2022 Keynote!