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Nvidia Reportedly Working on Two New GPUs With HBM2 Memory



/ 1 year ago

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We have known for a while now that Nvidia wanted to get onto the HBM wagon too and that is pretty much a given. It’s the next generation video memory and it looks extremely promising so far. The next gen GPU should be the GP100 and it will reportedly rock somewhere between 4500 and 6000 CUDA cores and it will be coupled with HBM2 memory.

The latest news now points towards two new graphics cards: one for the consumer market and one for the server and workstations, again this is almost a logical assumption anyway. The first new GPU will use 4-Hi stacks of HBM2 memory and be aimed at the consumer market while the other business-oriented GPU will feature 8-Hi stacks of HBM2 memory. Effectively that means HBM powered graphics cards from Nvidia with up to 32GB of very fast VRAM.

Whether the new consumer model will be named the GeForce GTX 1080 is currently unknown. It could very well be that Nvidia is working on a new naming too, not only to avoid the thousand digits, but also to underline that is truly is a next generation graphics card; much like AMD has done with their Fury branding.

We’ll make sure to keep you updated as more news and leaks emerge on these new Nvidia 16nm based graphics cards.

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  • CosminD

    This might prove difficult for nVidia if AMD will have priority supply agreement for HBM & HBM2 memory.

    • samlebon23

      AMD and Hynix have been together developing HBM for seven years, why would NVIDIA get the same access?

      • CosminD

        Don’t get me wrong, i’m not against this. AMD having supply priority will mean that the red team can finally hit back and even corner nvidia and that can only be good for the industry and us as well.

    • JacquelynDAsbury
    • Eric Corbeza

      Why would this be difficult for nvidia?

      • CosminD

        Hynix already has problems in supplying HBM memory for AMD Fury cards. If AMD will have supply priority, i can only imagine that nvidia will receive enough memory for their development kits and not enough to attack the market.

        • Eric Corbeza

          I think Nvidia wouldn’t use HBM gen.2 if they thought that the supply wouldn’t be enough.

  • Mark Smith

    If this happens, that’ll be the last nail in the coffin for AMD. I’m not a fanboy for Nvidia even though I have a 970, however AMD have already lost $180million this year as well as holding less than 30% market share in GPU’s.