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Nvidia will be ending the year 2016 excellently as compared to its rival AMD. With the help of the latest Pascal architecture GPUs, the company aims to boost its lead over AMD's Polaris architecture come 2017.

In the past years, Nvidia fought a tight GPU showdown against Advanced Micro Devices and its principal weapon being Polaris graphics architecture. However, before this year would end, there has been a contrasting difference between the battles being fought by the two tech-giants.

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According to Seeking Alpha, Nvidia has demonstrated a huge growth and profitability, while AMD's computing and graphics segment have been relatively stagnant and unprofitable. Thus, emphasizing a financial contrast between the said companies.

Moreover, the financial aspect is not just the one being championed by Nvidia, for various tech reviews ranks the company as number one among the top 10 best graphics cards of 2016. Testament to such accolade are the reviews and even Google search result for "Top GPU," which is the new Pascal GPU- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060.

That being the case, it seems like there is no stopping for Nvidia despite having the lead since an Nvidia Pascal refresh will soon be launched in 2017, Wccftech reported.  Based on the leaked information obtained by the site, the Pascal refresh for 2017 would likely include GTX 2080 Ti based on the GP102 GPU powering the flagship Titan X instead of a GTX 1080 Ti as what previously preconceived.

The said new graphics card will be replacing the GTX Titan X, and it will be sold in a much lower price but still delivering an improved performance. Subsequently, 2017 Nvidia Pascal refresh will also include replacement of the current GP104 based GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 cards with higher clocked variants.

As has been mentioned, Nvidia has the momentum and would plan to extend its dominance next year with its Nvidia Pascal latest line-up. Guess we would just have to wait and see how things will work for the company with its speculated GPU upgrades.