How NVIDIA Surprised Investors with Its Pascal GPU Release

An In-Depth Exploration of NVIDIA’s Fiscal 1Q17 Earnings(Continued from Prior Part) NVIDIA launches Pascal In the previous part of the series, we learned that deep learning drove NVIDIA’s (NVDA) revenue in fiscal 1Q17. The company recently launched its flagship Pascal GPU (graphics processing unit) architecture, further boosting its deep learning, gaming, and virtual reality segments. The Pascal launch came as a surprise, as it wasn’t expected to happen so soon. Advanced Micro Devices has yet to launch its competing technology Polaris in fiscal 2Q16. Several speculations have been running in the Market regarding Pascal versus Polaris. Let’s look at Polaris and the features that make it a flagship product. How does NVIDIA leverage Pascal architecture? Instead of developing a new chip for every application, NVIDIA develops a single architecture and leverages…


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