NVIDIA’s next-gen GP100 ‘Pascal’ GPU appears to have entered testing phase, as it was recently imported to India for internal testing purposes.
The next-gen GPU has been listed on the Indian import tracking portal Zauba as ‘graphics processor integrated circuits 433X3’ and was imported to India from Taiwan last week. Each chip has is claimed to have a customs value of around $3150. The GPU was taped out in June this year, and the first samples were sent to India for testing in August 2015. It is expected that the first products based on the GPU will be out by the second quarter of 2016.
According 3DCenter.org, the NVIDIA GP100 GPU could feature around 17 billion transistors and will include HBM2 memory interface with up to 32GB HBM2 memory on the flagship professional graphics card. Gaming oriented card could pack a maximum of 16GB HBM2 memory. Performance is expected to jump by around 60 to 90% compared to the Maxwell GM200 GPU which forms the base for the NVIDIA GTX Titan X.