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NVIDIA shows off its next-gen HBM-based Pascal GPU at GTC 2015


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Recently at the GTC (GPU Technology Conference) event which is currently being held in Japan, NVIDIA showed off its next generation graphics core which is named as Pascal, coming in Q1 or Q2 of 2016.

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The GPU comprises of four HBM2 stacks and comes with the memory of up to 16GB with HBM2 for GeForce consumers while up to 32GB with HBM2 for professional level. According to the report, the new GP100 chip will feature the following;

Pascal micro architecture.
DirectX 12 feature level 12_1 or higher.
Successor to the GM200 GPU found in the GTX Titan X and GTX 980 Ti.
Built on the 16FF+ manufacturing process from TSMC.
Allegedly has a total of 17 billion transistors, more than twice that of GM200.
Taped out in June 2015.
Will feature four 4-Hi HBM2 stacks, for a total of 16GB of VRAM for the consumer variant and 32GB for the professional variant.
Features a 4096bit memory interface.
Features NVLink and support for Mixed Precision FP16 compute tasks at twice the rate of FP32 and full FP64 support. 2016 release.
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Sounds hot.
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This sounds like it's going to be twice as powerful compared to anything else!
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Im a AMD guy but if these really come out in 2016 and they are priced well then AMD is deep crap.

Edit: and im switching to green
Edited by vmatt1203 - 10/4/15 at 10:45am
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My guess, May sometime.

Just in time for people to get their tax refunds.
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My guess, May sometime.

Just in time for people to get their tax refunds.

You really thing Nvidia will release a Titan X replacement within 1 year? I find it hard to believe because how slow GPU node progression is. What will come next since there is nothing past 16nm TSMC? We going to wait 3 years?
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This sounds like it's going to be twice as powerful compared to anything else!

It won't be released until over 8 months from now...I would hope its will be pretty powerful compared to what we have now....I mean seriously...like really.
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My guess, May sometime.

Just in time for people to get their tax refunds.
Big nope. Nvidia will milk it real good to make sure they include both this and next years tax returns.
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nVidia, in my opinion, has such a strong brand name because they have the tendency to surprise people. By surprise I mean the following: I used to be extremely pro-nVidia at a point, and I liked them because they would chase after the performance according to the situation, in order to be perceived as a company that can "pull it off". I always thought if need be, they would do a 700mm^2 die to be the ones on top of the hypothetical hill. They would do what enthusiasts knew "can theoretically be done" despite the draw-backs - less profit margins, louder cards, more power consumption and so on. I believe it's because of their tendency to "surprise" they are where they are today. I would be pleasantly surprised if they did it again. Nodes are slow to improve, we were 3-4 years into 28nm, how will they make money for the years after that, so and so factors are the draw-backs we perceive they face and hence we think a 500+nm Pascal GPU with 17bil transistors won't be seen in 2016. Well, hey, I think we will see it.

Just my 2 cents.
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Am i the only one who saw HBM 2 and not HBM1 ? Wasn't Pascal supposed to be coming with HBM1 because AMD has the d o double gg pass for HBM memory? tongue.gif
 
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