Ampere architecture will be the unified architecture for NVIDIA’s future product line

After NVIDIA’s launch of turing architecture, their product line was actually two different architectures in parallel, with the Volta architecture-based GV100 being the main focus for high-performance computing, while the Turing architecture-based TU10X-based chip was a major role in the gaming graphics and professional graphics market. But that’s coming to an end soon, as nVIDIA’s CEO said at a press conference in front of GTC:

Ampere will eventually replace NVIDIA’s Turing and Volta chips, which will support NVIDIA’s GPU product line as a single platform.

Needless to say, this is the first time we’ve unified the acceleration load across the data center to a single platform.

Ampere architecture will be the unified architecture for NVIDIA's future product line

Starting from Pascal architecture, different models of chips have diverged in the internal architecture, such as GP100 for high-performance computing and GP102 for game graphics, GP104, etc., in the internal architecture is quite different. This was followed by a generation of Volta architectures focused primarily on the computing market and a generation of Turing architectures focused on the graphics market.

But on Ampere, it seems that NVIDIA is about to re-enable the Pascal-era approach, reintegrating both computing and graphics into one architecture. Distinguish ingress by different core configurations. Although NVIDIA didn’t release any news that consumer-grade GPUs would use Ampere, its CEO, Huang Renxun, confirmed this, and when asked by a reporter how much the ampere architecture differs between enterprise and consumer levels, he replied that there would be a lot of architectural coincident, but not in configuration.

So, we’re now able to get a first look at the specifications of the Ampere game card that will be on the market in the future.