According to Heise.de, NVIDIA is preparing a next-generation GPU known as “Ampere,” which they are planning to unveil at GTC 2018. There are currently no details available, but rumors are that NVIDIA will be jumping straight from Pascal to Ampere, at least on the GeForce front. The site alleges that the Ampere family of graphics cards will succeed the GeForce 10 series cards, which are based on the Pascal GPU architecture. Now considering this is just a rumor and no other details are mentioned, it’s advised to take this information with a grain of salt. We know for a fact that the Volta GPU is the official replacement for the Pascal GPU, according to the roadmaps. There is no mention of an Ampere GPU until now, and the roadmap past Volta is yet to be updated. Volta has already made an appearance at GTC 2017 earlier this year and is available on the market since September 2017.