Nvidia’s Next-Gen GP100 Silicon Enters Testing Phase
Peter Donnell / 2 years ago
It’s no secret that Nvidia are working their next-generation graphics hardware, even with their flagship 980Ti and Titan series of cards doing well, there’s always going to be something better on the horizon. The next Nvidia hardware will be powered by the new GP100 silicon, which has reportedly entered its testing phase, putting it through its paces to judge its viability for future consumer hardware.
This means that Nvidia now has a few completed chips which may one day make it into their next-gen graphics cards. GP100 is based on the Pascal architecture, which is set to feature more than 17 billion transistors, made possible by TSMC’s 16nm FinFET+ node construction. Of course, the excitement doesn’t end there, as the new hardware an HBM2 memory interface, which leaves room for up to 32GB of extremely fast memory, although it’s more likely this next-generation will not go above 16GB.
Early predictions, which are usually quite accurate, expect that Pascal GP100 hardware, with HBM2 memory could outperform the current Titan-X hardware but 60-90%, and I honestly don’t doubt that fact.
With AMD and Nvidia cooking up HBM2 cards, the next generation of the GPU wars is going to be a lot of fun!
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