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NVIDIA’s GP100 ‘Pascal’ GPU allegedly taped out on TSMC 16nm process


According to a report published by Beyond3D, NVIDIA has taped out its next-gen GP100 GPU based on the ‘Pascal’ architecture. This also confirms that NVIDIA is well on track to launch Pascal based cards by next year.

The information was revealed in a post on Beyond3D forums by an individual with insider access at NVIDIA. NVIDIA’s GP100 GPU is targeted at both the enthusiast and professional segment and will succeed the GM200 or GK110/GK210 GPUs. It will be manufactured by TSMC on a 16nm FinFET Plus process.

While exact details aren’t available yet, it is expected that the GP100 ‘Pascal’ GPU could include between 4500 and 6000 Shader Units. Along with significantly higher Shader Units, it will be the first NVIDIA GPU to come with high bandwidth memory (HBM). Instead of first-gen HBM, NVIDIA is likely to go with HBM2 for the GP100. HBM2 could boasts of a maximum memory bandwidth of around 1.2 TB/sec. That’s roughly more than 3 times higher than the memory bandwidth GDDR5 memory interface provides on the recently launched GTX 980 Ti.

Source: Beyond3D

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