The GTC conference of the chip developer in Japan provides us with new details about its next large architecture
Very interesting news comes to us from Japan: A few days after we received new bits of information about AMD's next generation of graphics cores and graphics cards, we are also getting a much more formal and significant endorsement from NVIDIA, which confirms that Generation of future Pascal cores Memory will be used in the second generation of innovative HBM technology, with maximum 16GB support and an effective bandwidth approaching terabytes per second (!), More than 2 than what we were offered Memories God-GDDR5 The most advanced.
B-NVIDIA Have also confirmed that the Pascal generation is indeed produced using the FinFET + process on the TSMC 16 nanometer of the old partner, which eliminates many early rumors that,NVIDIA Looking for a new partner for production, adding that the stated meta-goal for the new generation is to achieve 2 performance efficiency than we do today in the next generation.maxwell 2.0.
Also NVIDIA And AMD Are designed to multiply the performance of each Watt of power invested, making it possible to create highly cost-effective video cards on the one hand And most powerful On the other side - and we hope that this is a goal that is indeed realistic for implementation, and not one that will be technically achieved with a calculation that comes in the wake of support for FP16 'NVIDIA Has done in the past to distract Pascal Performence Higher than 10 from Maxwell). We'll keep our fingers crossed.
Another key feature of the Pascal generation will be the support of the company's new NVLink connection, which will replace the PCI Express interface in a faster bi-directional interface (up to 80 GB per second) in multi- graphic cards. At the moment, it seems that the initial application will be in high-end professional systems Performence And not in the home market, but we certainly believe that such an application is on the way, with the potential to become arrays SLI Advanced and much more effective.
We know that the production of Pascal cores Has already begun, And therefore estimates are currently talking about the first models that can reach us before the second half of next year - Will Computex 2016 in June will serve as stage for the big launch? We'll see.