The Volta architecture is reserved for GPU accelerators for data centers, and Pascal is to be replaced by Ampere for consumer graphics cards.
With Volta, Nvidia has developed a GPU architecture that is not intended for use in graphics cards for gaming computers, but exclusively for the Tesla GPU accelerators. However, the Pascal architecture for consumer graphics cards, which was introduced at the beginning of last year, is now also undergoing a change of guard, as Heise reports.
Accordingly, the graphics specialist will be using the upcoming GTC, which will take place from 26 to 29 March 2018, to show a Pascal successor as well as graphics cards based on it, replacing the current GTX-1000 series. Details of the ampere architecture, which was missing on previous roadmaps, were not known. Ampere may be a slimmed-down version of Volta.