Nvidia teases a “Special Event” tomorrow at 6PM PT

Are you excited for Nvidia's Pascal GPUs yet? As we draw closer to the rumored launch of the green team's first FinFET graphics chips, Pascal is on everyone's minds, and Nvidia has stepped up its marketing efforts of late. Today, the official Nvidia GeForce Twitter announced a "Special Event livestream" that will take place on the official Nvidia GeForce Twitch channel. The livestream event will be taking place tomorrow, May 6, at 6:00 PM Pacific time. 

There's no official word on what will be shown during this event, but given that this date is just eight hours after the end of the Order of 10 countdown, our money is on some reveal or announcement of GeForce cards with Pascal GPUs on board. We first talked about the new graphics processor architecture back in 2014, when it was announced at Nvidia's GPU Technology Conference. That announcement was a surprise at the time since previous roadmaps showed Volta as the next step in the company's graphics technology. We have covered Pascal in great detail every step of the way since. 

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    • yogibbear
    • 4 years ago

    Ansel, so hot right now.

    • christos_thski
    • 4 years ago

    They’re a bit late it seems. It’s playing some ungodly electronica “beat” music right now. Wow. Good thing it’s 4am on Friday night and I’m back home drunk from a night out, or this would be too much to bear.

    • Deanjo
    • 4 years ago

    6 PM PT on a Friday during a warm spring day? I’ve got brown glass bottles crying “drink me” reserved for that time.

      • Chrispy_
      • 4 years ago

      Damn straight. No way I’d waste prime relaxation time watching Nvidia paper launch something that we can’t buy yet.

      I’ll wait for the reviews which will be a week or so before anyone can buy one, then hold off in disappointment because it’s likely Nvidia will have avoided VESA adaptive sync for yet another cycle.

    • Tristan
    • 4 years ago

    FreeSync support NOW !!!

      • Deanjo
      • 4 years ago

      No

      • Freon
      • 4 years ago

      Prepare for disappointment.

    • Srsly_Bro
    • 4 years ago

    I was hoping for an afternoon launch. This east coast time is garbage. How do you live even farther east, SSK???

    • Krogoth
    • 4 years ago

    Next Generation “Titans” or “1080/1070Ti/1070” SKUs enough said

    • albundy
    • 4 years ago

    Sorry, drinking is far more important and cheaper.

      • bfar
      • 4 years ago

      I like drinking and gaming.

      A quiet house, Starcraft 2 and a few beers. What else would you want?

        • Milo Burke
        • 4 years ago

        Mead and Skyrim pairs nicely.

    • anotherengineer
    • 4 years ago

    Doh, might miss it

    [url<]http://www.techpowerup.com/222238/microsoft-botches-up-uefi-support-for-windows-7-on-asus-motherboards[/url<]

      • NeelyCam
      • 4 years ago

      Damn. That is horrible..

        • cygnus1
        • 4 years ago

        2nd that. But ASUS is partially at fault too for the default secure boot settings

    • Flying Fox
    • 4 years ago

    Product announcement on a Friday evening? That’s new…?

      • nanoflower
      • 4 years ago

      It is an odd timing. I know they have the editors conference tomorrow where they are supposedly going to reveal their product launch but still.. Why do the public launch on a Friday night?

        • the
        • 4 years ago

        At least in the news industry, press releases on a Friday typically means reports that are obligated to get out but agencies/companies don’t want to stick around in the 24/7 news cycle.

        nVidia might be a bit different as their market is gamers who put in the weekend hours gaming. They could see this as ‘Monday’ launch for their core market.

        Is there a LAN party associated with this event? I remember a few nVidia launches that has some fun associated with it.

      • Ninjitsu
      • 4 years ago

      Yeah they used to time it such that it would be morning in the US and evening in India, now I guess I’ll have to wait till Saturday morning to find out. Boo!

    • chuckula
    • 4 years ago

    Order of ten eh?

    What else do you order 10 of at a time? Oh crap it must be…. [url=http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj96/Rush8track/Detroit2009070.jpg<]THE SACK OF TEN![/url<]

      • Milo Burke
      • 4 years ago

      I know most people hate that chain, but that made me hungry.

        • NovusBogus
        • 4 years ago

        I’m from Krystal country so I don’t think I’ve ever had White Castle.

          • chuckula
          • 4 years ago

          I’ve had both.
          Against my will.

          • nanoflower
          • 4 years ago

          Krystal for the win! Though I’ve never been hungry enough to even think of ordering ten. Three is usually my limit without cheese.

    • derFunkenstein
    • 4 years ago

    NVIDIA SHIELD ANDROID TV 2 HYPEEEEEE

    • blastdoor
    • 4 years ago

    I’ll pass on this and wait for Fortran — that should be much faster.

      • Firestarter
      • 4 years ago

      I’m waiting for Turbo Pascal

        • smilingcrow
        • 4 years ago

        Or Delphi for the Win(dows).

        • smilingcrow
        • 4 years ago

        I thought it was fast to compile? 🙂

        • derFunkenstein
        • 4 years ago

        Oh, man. I just flashed back to high school where the “computer programming” class was taught on [url=http://www.emsps.com/oldtools/borpasv.htm#tp5<]Turbo Pascal 5.0[/url<]. Which, holy crap, I took that class in the fall of 1994. That version came out in 1988. Of course, the systems where these IBM 286 all-in-ones with 10 or 12-inch screens, and they ran some sort of network manager over DOS 4. BTW, my password was my SSN. Simpler times. Farm town in central Illinois FTW I guess. It's really a shame, too, since it wasn't really object-oriented, and lots of object-oriented concepts still elude me today. We'd have been better off with C++.

          • chuckula
          • 4 years ago

          HOLY CRAP YOU WENT TO MY HIGH SCHOOL.

          MODEL 25 FTW BEYOTCHEZ!!

          [url<]https://i.ytimg.com/vi/n0D1NKy1uAc/maxresdefault.jpg[/url<]

            • derFunkenstein
            • 4 years ago

            Dude! That’s them! <3

            • cygnus1
            • 4 years ago

            Holy Christ, it’s been at least 20 years since I’d thought of that model… had those in my HS here in FL too… They had them running some version of Novell with token ring, I believe

          • smilingcrow
          • 4 years ago

          “We’d have been better off with C++.”

          Nobody was ever better off with C++.

          • Mr Bill
          • 4 years ago

          We learned FORTRAN in our 1973 high school algebra class. And, we learned how to use slide rullers, although we were not allowed to used them for tests. On the other hand we had a programmable Monroe desktop calculator and were allowed to use that (f we had written our own programs) for our algebra tests. That was the only reason I got an A in algebra.

    • ronch
    • 4 years ago

    Seems AMD wants to make some noise regarding Polaris as well. Check out their website.

      • RAGEPRO
      • 4 years ago

      Thanks for the heads-up. Doesn’t look like any new information unfortunately.

        • ronch
        • 4 years ago

        No. It’s just a stupid teaser.

          • Pwnstar
          • 4 years ago

          What were you thinking this is?

    • brucethemoose
    • 4 years ago

    Looks like Nvidia could be the first on a new node this time around. That hasn’t happened in a long time.

      • ImSpartacus
      • 4 years ago

      Does it really count if it’s a paper launch?

        • Leader952
        • 4 years ago

        Ask AMD

          • maxxcool
          • 4 years ago

          Win ^ +1

        • ronch
        • 4 years ago

        Of course it does. It’s still a launch, isn’t it?

          • nanoflower
          • 4 years ago

          Paper airplane launches don’t hurt nearly as much as GPU launches.

            • JMccovery
            • 4 years ago

            Ever been hit in the eye by one?

            Even if this became “Wood Screws 2: Rise of Pascal”, a paper plane to the eye would still hurt more.

      • _ppi
      • 4 years ago

      I hoped they will be late to the game a bit, as I am afraid their driver team will forget Maxwell.

      • Freon
      • 4 years ago

      “new node”
      That’s a name I’ve not heard in a long time.

    • RoxasForTheWin
    • 4 years ago

    I WONDER WHAT IT COULD BE

      • chuckula
      • 4 years ago

      JEN-HSUN IS A BIG FAN OF HEIRLOOM TOMATOES.

      #TomatoLaunch

        • nanoflower
        • 4 years ago

        Does the audience get to throw overripe tomatoes at him during the #TomatoLaunch?

        • psuedonymous
        • 4 years ago

        “JEN-HSUN IS A BIG FAN OF HEIRLOOM TOMATOES.”
        Jen-Hsun reveals himself as Gordon Rosewater, only causing further confusion.

      • Deanjo
      • 4 years ago

      A STEAM OS PHONE POWERED BY TEGRA!!!

        • cygnus1
        • 4 years ago

        Might make more money than Nintendo’s latest stuff

      • anotherengineer
      • 4 years ago

      JEN-HSUN WEARING HIS LEATHER!!! 😉

      If that’s not special event worthy, then I don’t know what is 🙂

        • tipoo
        • 4 years ago

        I for one look forward to every awkward leather clad presentation where he gets distracted to crack in-jokes with his employee filled audience. Nvidia presentations are a special kind of entertaining, lol.

        • tipoo
        • 4 years ago

        And hey, leather confirmed!

      • ronch
      • 4 years ago

      RoxasForTheWin… Does this have anything to do with a presidential election?

        • tipoo
        • 4 years ago

        Deep machine learning has studied Trump for a year, and it’s the biggest and best deep machine learning algorithm ever. Ask anyone, they all agree, deep machine learning is a disaster, a disaster, but Trump Machine Learning is great. It’s just great.

          • chuckula
          • 4 years ago

          Let’s Make Machine Learning Great Again!

      • the
      • 4 years ago

      JEN-HSUN reveals that he is IRON MAN.

      • Freon
      • 4 years ago

      New 10-barrel carburetor for small block Chevy and Ford. Using advanced computer modelling in design, NV is getting in the classic muscle car business. Announcement includes intent to 3D print long and short tube headers designed for your specific engine bore and stroke. #diversify

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