Why did Nvidia delay the consumer Volta parts?

Computex 2018: Conspiracies aren’t always real or interesting

Nvidia LogoWhy did Nvidia pull the consumer Volta launch a few weeks ago? SemiAccurate dug in and found out the reasons and it is far less exciting than you would think.

If you recall Nvidia had a prime slot at Hot Chips 30 and was going to lead the Graphics Solutions segment with a talk called “Next Generation Mainstream GPU” by Stuart Oberman. Very shortly after that, the talk was pulled from the lineup and in it’s place is a talk called “TBD” from an unknown speaker.

Hot Chips 30 TBD

Conference organizing is a lot of work

At Computex, conspiracy theories swirled and the chatter ramped to crazy levels among the press. What was wrong with the consumer Volta parts? Some press had already mentioned they were going to get briefed on it at SigGraph which starts shortly before Hot Chips 30. Why the last minute pull? We dug in and found out, there is a really good reason to pull the consumer Volta launch after all.

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Disclosures: Charlie Demerjian and Stone Arch Networking Services, Inc. have no consulting relationships, investment relationships, or hold any investment positions with any of the companies mentioned in this report.

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Charlie Demerjian is the founder of Stone Arch Networking Services and SemiAccurate.com. SemiAccurate.com is a technology news site; addressing hardware design, software selection, customization, securing and maintenance, with over one million views per month. He is a technologist and analyst specializing in semiconductors, system and network architecture. As head writer of SemiAccurate.com, he regularly advises writers, analysts, and industry executives on technical matters and long lead industry trends. Charlie is also a council member with Gerson Lehman Group. FullyAccurate