"Get Amped" for Nvidia Ampere GPU announcement at May's GTC keynote

Nvidia Ampere announcement in May
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Prepare yourselves for Jen-Hsun's leather jacket! Following the cancellation of the Nvidia CEO's keynote speech back in March, Nvidia has announced that its esteemed leader, Jen-Hsun Huang, will be returning to the digital stage on May 14 at 06:00 PT (14:00 BST).

And it sure sounds like Huang has some surprises in store for avid GPU technology enthusiasts. Without some last-minute bait-and-switch from the green team, the event should mark the announcement of its next-gen graphics card architecture, Nvidia Ampere.

"Get amped for latest platform breakthroughs in AI, deep learning, autonomous vehicles, robotics, and professional graphics," Nvidia's news post reads.

Ampere will likely be the GPU technology driving the next-generation of professional cards built for data centres and deep learning, but Jen-Hsun could also offer a glimpse into what we can expect to populate the next generation of Nvidia GeForce graphics cards.

You will be able to watch the Nvidia GTC 2020 keynote live on Nvidia's YouTube channel.

GTC was shifted online due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the original GTC 2020 keynote scheduled for March 23 was put on hold indefinitely. Huang later published a letter titled "GTC news can wait" on March 16 citing that "this isn't the right time" for the announcements originally planned for GTC.

It now sounds like May is the right time, however. So stay tuned for Ampere.

Jacob Ridley
Senior Hardware Editor

Jacob earned his first byline writing for his own tech blog from his hometown in Wales in 2017. From there, he graduated to professionally breaking things as hardware writer at PCGamesN, where he would later win command of the kit cupboard as hardware editor. Nowadays, as senior hardware editor at PC Gamer, he spends his days reporting on the latest developments in the technology and gaming industry. When he's not writing about GPUs and CPUs, however, you'll find him trying to get as far away from the modern world as possible by wild camping.