GTC 2013: Prepare for Graphics Overload

Subject: General Tech, Graphics Cards, Mobile, Shows and Expos | March 18, 2013 - 09:10 PM |
Tagged: GTC 2013, nvidia

We just received word from Tim Verry, our GTC correspondent and news troll, about his first kick at the conference. This... is his story.

Graphics card manufacturer, NVIDIA, is hosting its annual GPU Technology Conference (GTC 2013) in San Jose, California this week. PC Perspective will be roaming the exhibit floor and covering sessions as NVIDIA and its partners discuss upcoming graphics technologies, GPGPU, programming, and a number of other low level computing topics.

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The future... is tomorrow!

A number of tech companies will be on site and delivering presentations to show off their latest Kepler-based systems. NVIDIA will deliver its keynote presentation tomorrow for the press, financial and industry analysts, and business partners to provide a glimpse at the green team's roadmap throughout 2013 - and maybe beyond.

We cannot say for certain what NVIDIA will reveal during its keynote; but, since we have not been briefed ahead of time, we are completely free to speculate! I think one certainty is the official launch of the Kepler-based K6000 workstation card; for example. While I do not expect to see Maxwell, we could possibly see a planned refresh of the Kepler-based components with some incremental improvements: I predict power efficiency over performance. Perhaps we will receive a cheaper Titan-like consumer card towards the end of 2013? Wishful thinking on my part? A refresh of its GK104 architecture would be nice to see as well, even if actual hardware will not show up until next year. I expect that NVIDIA will react to whatever plans AMD has to decide whether it is in their interest to match them or not.

I do expect to see more information on GRID and Project SHIELD, however. NVIDIA has reportedly broadened the scope of this year's conference to include mobile sessions: expect Tegra programming and mobile GPGPU goodness to be on tap.

It should be an interesting week of GPU news. Stay tuned to PC Perspective for more coverage as the conference gets underway.

What are you hoping to see from NVIDIA at GTC 2013?

March 19, 2013 | 01:54 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

So what, a new video card every two years now?

March 19, 2013 | 03:18 AM - Posted by John Doe (not verified)

It's called "progress". It's advancing and advancing.

If every moron like you was standing against it, then we would have STILL been using GTX 285's.


March 19, 2013 | 05:59 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

trolls trolling trolls

March 19, 2013 | 06:34 AM - Posted by John Doe (not verified)

Morons shitting on tech sites.

March 19, 2013 | 07:54 AM - Posted by Prodeous (not verified)

I guess you are refering to your self? Cause when it comes to AMD you are also complaing? But when we talk about Nvidia you are supporting it?

You need to chill out, and realize that everyone has an oppition and that doesn't meen he/she is a moron. Automaticaly stating that a person is a moron indicate something about your self.

Take a chill pill and don't judge. Everyone here is entitiled to their own opinioin. This is not North Korea or China. This is the WEB.

March 19, 2013 | 09:20 AM - Posted by John Doe (not verified)

Who the fuck am I supporting you dumb piece of shit?

I bought a pair of 680's just because they weren't filled galore of driver issues.

I didn't support nVidia. I supported Galaxy and Sparkle.

If I were to support nVidia, I'd have bought reference cards. I bought a pair of non-ref GPU's, so I BARELY supported nVidia.

You're a moron, and, YOU AND YOU are the one that's seeing things white and black, NOT me.

How fucking ironic.

Lick my shaven off asshole.

March 19, 2013 | 03:38 PM - Posted by prodeous (not verified)

I'm trying to figure you out based on the comments you are making on this site. Maybe you made a bad computer purchase? There is no need to be so angry and swear at everything that moves.

I too made bad purchasing decisions. S3, Aureal 3D, and it continues every now and again, so I understand your frustrations.

I never called you a "moron". I asked if when you wrote "Morons shitting on tech sites." are you reffering to your self? You call other members of this site if they have a different opinion.. what gives? Remember this is not North Korea. We can have opinions that do not match yours. If you are unable to, then we are all sorry for your disability or anger management issues. hopefully with time that will improve.

As for supporting.. when someone sais something bad about nivida you go out on them, then some reffered to you "trol" and you go and "Morons shitting on tech sites." :(

I'm just trying to figure you out, if it is anger management issues or something else.

And before you got all out on me, I actually have nvidia 680 due to the CUDA support for my rendering purposes. And most likely will get another one or two to improve my rendering times.

So by supporting nivida I'm not referring of getting their default products (which I am currently unsure you can actually purchase). But that you are supportive of nvidia products and go against anyone who said something bad about them, and go out on its competition.

March 19, 2013 | 04:10 PM - Posted by John Doe (not verified)

No, I didn't.

Bad computer purchase? LMAO you dumb shit. You have absolutely no idea who I am.

I have never bought a pre-built in my lifetime. Have been building my own machines for YEARS.

And they're WAY BEYOND your little mind.

My current setup has SLC SSD's that retail $1450 each, 5500 RPM Delta 120mm fans and a keyboard that's worth $500.

Yes, I am THAT over you.

Fuck you, and get out.

March 19, 2013 | 04:49 PM - Posted by Richard Cranium (not verified)

*golf claps*

March 19, 2013 | 07:30 PM - Posted by prodeous (not verified)


that is so old tech.. You need an upgrade or two. And how is a 5500 RPM delta 120 fans a good thing? You clearly show you have no knowledge of tech.

And i never said anything about pre-builds. And since you only mentioned "building my own machines for Years, not decades like most of us, so you're a kid?

As for knowing who you are. Honestly based on your unintelligent comments I wouldn't want to know. just hoping you get bored and go away from here.

But still your mindless comments crack me up. You are so funny.

I'm trying to also figure out which site did you come from. you are most likely from a competing site based on all the comments you made around the site.

March 19, 2013 | 07:43 PM - Posted by John Doe (not verified)

Old tech? What the fuck are you talking about?

A 5500 RPM Delta IS a GOOD THING because it pushes fucking 45mm of H20 pressure and gets your parts down to the temps NOTHING else does.

I'm not from a single site. I have an account of pretty much every tech site out there.

But you're apperantly so dumb and clueless you don't even know who I am, which just leads us to this tune...

March 19, 2013 | 07:58 PM - Posted by prodeous (not verified)

This comment just proves that you do not know anything about technology and you are a trol.

45mm of H20 pressure? that cracks me up.

as for knowing who you are.. a clown? either way you seem to get off on posts. The only way to get rid of a person (...) stop responding.

Take care and good luck on other sites.

March 19, 2013 | 08:03 PM - Posted by John Doe (not verified)

It cracks you up because you have absolutely no idea what H20 pressure in air volume per cube in inch means.

March 19, 2013 | 06:47 AM - Posted by arbiter

Seen on techpowerup's site that some swed site reported that Nvidia is working on a Second GK110 based card. slighty dumbed down specs of the titan card so maybe get something on that.

March 19, 2013 | 07:10 AM - Posted by John Doe (not verified)

Just hoping that it's not ludicrously priced.

I've already bought a Galaxy 680 White and a 680 PE to complement it, though...

March 19, 2013 | 07:56 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

Is that the rumored Quadro K6000 card you're talking about? Unfortunately, I have not heard any talk of it yet at the conference sessions and keynotes I've been to :(. I'm pretty sure it's coming though and is not just a rumor, there's a hole in the Quadro lineup that needs to be filled--consumer Titan and Telsa both have GK110, so Quadro should get one as well imo... I'm keeping a look out for new GK110 cards though :).

March 19, 2013 | 08:04 PM - Posted by John Doe (not verified)

The K6600 is nothing more than a Quadro version of that stupid Titan.

March 19, 2013 | 12:27 PM - Posted by Ankur Mathur (not verified)

Well, i'd be interested only if NVIDIA brings something new to graphics world, something like the next directx 12, maybe RAY TRACING @120 FPS ?

March 19, 2013 | 08:02 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

No DX12 stuff, but there is a lot of ray tracing work going on here! Hmm... 120FPS for games at the same detail and quality as current games have is probably still a ways off :(. Josh would probably know more about that. If I run into any ray tracing guys again, I'll be sure to inquire for an expert second opinion though. 

March 19, 2013 | 08:06 PM - Posted by John Doe (not verified)

It depends on what you are looking to Ray Trace and what kind of GPU power you got.

If you got a watercooled Galaxy 680 White at 1500 Mhz, then it's going to take down a stupid Titan and anything you throw at it. Even Ray Tracing.

With something like a 660 Ti, you'll probably have pretty hard time with both Ray Tracing and gaming at 120 FPS.

March 19, 2013 | 02:16 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

i can haz gtx 700 nao?

no u can nawt haz gtx 700 nao! >=(

March 19, 2013 | 02:20 PM - Posted by John Doe (not verified)

Sadly... this is nothing more than a watered down version of that stupid Titan.

March 19, 2013 | 05:00 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Bla bla bla were all nerds and need to get laid

March 19, 2013 | 05:25 PM - Posted by John Doe (not verified)

I'm 6'1 185 pounds. Green eyes and muscular and a face that looks like Hugh Laurie.


March 19, 2013 | 07:59 PM - Posted by prodeous (not verified)

Don't feed the troll.