The Nvidia Corporation, famous worldwide for its graphics cards, will appear on stage for a special keynote tomorrow at the CES 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The company is entering this new year with a solid streak of successes, bound to put it one step ahead of Intel, its biggest competitor. Nvidia’s stock rose %224 while Intel could muster only a %5.2 share growth.
Nvidia will give the opening speech for the show, the evening keynote, which only Intel and Microsoft have given in recent years. Nvidia’s CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, will reportedly shed some light on the company’s promising future, according to a recent press release.
What to expect from NVIDIA’s opening keynote
“NVIDIA plays a central role in some of the most significant technology forces changing our world today,” says Gary Shapiro, President, and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association.
The company will most likely address its three main currents today, self-driving cars, virtual reality, and gaming. Nvidia might also focus on its new generation of graphics processing units, or GPUs, and infotainment systems for smart cars.
The company has sustained income from partners such as Amazon (the AWS platform), Microsoft (Azure project), and Alibaba (AliCloud). All of them currently work with Nvidia’s state-of-the-art GPUs for artificial intelligence, data analysis and other types of high-performance computing.
2017 Plans for the world famous graphics manufacturer
Rumors from the last quarter of 2016 pointed out to the release of a new lineup of cards manufactured with Nvidia’s Pascal architecture. The GeForce GTX 20 models could indeed be the company’s biggest reveal this year.
The graphics cards would use an enhanced 14nm FinFET manufacturing process, a first model being a GTX 2080 Ti, which would be a better variant from the GP102.
The second model would be an improved version of Nvidia’s GTX Titan Black, only called V2 by online sources. V2 would come with a 384-bit bus and up to 24GB GDDR5X for a total bandwidth of 576 GB per second.
A little more about Nvidia Corp
NVIDIA is an American technology manufacturer that saw the light of day in 1993. Its founders are Mr. Huang, who will lead the 2017 CES Keynote, Chris Malachowsky, and Curtis Priem. Its HQ building sits in Santa Clara, California.
Their most famous brand to date is the GeForce lineup of cards, which have given graphics processing to personal computers since 1999. Many tech experts regard Nvidia to be one of the reasons (if not the most important) for visual information on a digital device to be where it is today.
Source: Market Watch