Nvidia has confirmed that Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang will be taking to the stage at SIGGRAPH 2018 in order to talk about upcoming tech and that could mean more information about the upcoming Nvidia Turing based graphics cards, or even better, an official announcement.
Huang will talk about AI, real-time ray tracing and VR, among other things. This information has been provided by the Official Nvidia blog that states as follows:
For anyone whose life’s work involves computer graphics, there’s no event in the world like the annual SIGGRAPH conference. This year, NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang will take the stage at the show in Vancouver, Canada, to share how AI, real-time ray tracing and VR are transforming the computer graphics industry.
Ray Tracing is not available for Pascal based graphics cards so we might be able to see the Turing graphics cards in action at SIGGRAPH 2018. There is a lot of anticipation around the event as reports claim that the upcoming graphics cards will be announced before the end of the month and will be hitting the shelves in September.
SIGGRAPH 2018 would be a great platform for Nvidia to announce the upcoming gaming graphics cards. The blog further highlights details regarding what the talk is going to be about when it will happen as well as where. The blog post reads as follows:
His talk will begin at 4pm PT on Monday, Aug. 13, at the Vancouver Convention Center, unofficially kicking off the show’s five-day immersion into the latest innovations in CG, animation, VR, games, mixed reality and emerging technologies. The SIGGRAPH show floor opens the next day — and NVIDIA green will be everywhere. Find us in NVIDIA booths 801 and 501. And see our technology power workflows in partner booths across the show floor, where we’re demonstrating the latest technologies incorporating AI, real-time ray tracing and virtual reality.
If you are interested in checking out the keynote at SIGGRAPH 2018 but can’t be there in person then you can check out the live stream instead. While you will be missing out on the hands-on demos, you will get all the information that you need. SIGGRAPH 2018 should be very interested indeed.