A new report states that the "Volta Of the chipmaker may break out this year, in a nanometer 12 lithograph
GeForce cards NVIDIA Continue to lead the market without difficulty, but the company does not seem to let this success confuse them - judging by the launch of the great GeForce GTX 1080 Ti at a significantly better price tag than what we have seen, the price cuts on video cards already in stores and testimonials According to which a new generation with architecture New is already in advanced stages of preparation. We very much hope that this is true.
Up-to-date information that appeared in a Chinese economic newspaper and was quoted on the trusted Taiwanese website Digitimes, The large chip maker TSMC recently won two new, wide-scale orders, one for 10 nm chips used by Qualcomm in its first ARM chip (with no less than 48 processing cores) designed for the world of servers - and the second for NVIDIA For cores Volta Of the new generation, based on another new production process, on 12 nanometers and based on planar FD-SOI transistors.
Most of the chip world has already been used by transistor technologies FinFET Three-dimensional giving greater density and better control over their switching, but FD-SOI, or Fully Depleted Silicon-On-Insulator, continues to live and kick as another possible alternative to the "simple" planar transistors (also known as Bulk) with structure Unique in which the branded gate is placed on an insulated layer formed on the semiconductor substrate, providing increased contact area with it similar to one of the prominent advantages of 3D technology.
GlobalFoundries is considered to be the most prominent proponent of FD-SOI technology in the semiconductor manufacturing world, and at the end of last year we found out that Taiwanese TSMC would also join it and offer it as a separate process alongside its FinFET technologies, stating that it has the potential to deliver very similar performance and even Better than the latter for cheaper costs - and to believe the latest reporting, it seems one of the first major companies to be convinced and embraced this information is no different fromNVIDIA.
It seems that,NVIDIA Preferred not to wait until TSMC's new 10 nanometer process for the FinFET finishers to mature, allowing for the creation of large chips suitable for graphics cards in a timely period, and on the other hand, chose to move forward from the current 16 nanometer process architecture A new section - which is how the 12 nm process was selected for them to be used for Volta. First for the impressive Xavier units designed for the world of smart and autonomous vehicles that were introduced at the beginning of the year, and then also for the graphical units themselves - supposedly on 2017 sometime during the second half of the year.
It is hard to even estimate what the technological advantage of the 12-nm production process might be compared to that of the graphics core NVIDIA Today, because these are two significantly different technologies, the marketing length afforded them does not really provide the full picture (even less than usual), but the potential for significantly lower-cost physical size chips may be the one that made the green chip developer a wink - These are things we can only discover in a few months, and until then we will focus on waiting for the Vega cores of AMD And wonder what they can offer us in terms of Performence Maximum and effective, with the 14 nm process (FinFET) of GlobalFoundries.