While AMD is in the final preparations to launch the parallel generation to GeForce 900,NVIDIA Are already in the midst of preparations for the next generation, which promises to bring several breakthrough technologies
Fury who? AMD will unveil this Tuesday New generation Of video cards that by all means could finally give real fate to NVIDIA's impressive Maxwell 2.0 products, but at the same time, Santa Monica's chip developer isn't exactly waiting for it - and already Received Lydia has primary chips based on next-generation architecture, Pascal.
We already know that NVIDIA's Pascal generation will bring with it a number of very large technological ranks. The first gospel is the jump of two manufacturing processes - from the "ancient" 28 process where all the company's graphical cores are manufactured right now To the 16 process The new partner of the veteran TSMC, while in addition to the large scale the new process will be based on FinFET transistors Dimensional models, which are supposed to have a number of fundamental advantages vis-à-vis standard flat transistorsAs we have explained in the past).
Also, the Pascal generation should adopt the The initiative Of AMD and move, at least in part, For HBM memories Particularly fast - when these HBM 2 memories are expected to be even more up-to-date In AMD's Fury, With the ability to reach improved volumes and of course even more insane bandwidths. For dessert, full support forDirectX 12, and Mixed Precision processing support should help the X-Pascal The future will be more effective than anything we have ever known before.
It is worth noting that this is not the beginning of mass commercial production Pascal chips, But only in the production of first samples, which will be passed for examinations andNVIDIA. However, such production still seems to indicate that the main development process is complete, and hence the road to commercial launch is no longer that long. Usually, the time it takes to start producing actual launch samples is several months - indeed, the current estimates speak of launching first products based on the GP100 cores somewhere in the second quarter of 2016, about 9 to 12 months from now.
It is too early to make any statements yet, but based on this report, the general feeling is thatNVIDIA May open next year a significant technological gap against the competitor AMD - one that cannot be reduced or eliminated by attractive pricing. Will be very interesting, even on 2016.