The new powerful cores she unveiled NVIDIA Today will also form the basis for the company's gaming cards - but expect a slightly different hardware configuration
We already know the name Ampere many months ago as the next generation of the graphics processing cores of the company NVIDIA - Although throughout this period we heard hints of additional code names for the architectures of the future, and therefore we were not absolutely sure where we would see the productsAmpere Starring and where to look for products from another family - after all, in the current product generation of the American chip developer we first saw a division between the home video card market and the professional market with a pair of different architectures in their capabilities and different in oil.
Now, a comment from Jen-san Huang should eliminate at least some of the question marks in question: CEO NVIDIA Confirmed that the company is re-using unified architecture in the current generation, with Ampere cores also being used for the generation ofGeForce Next (and as a result, Quadro andTITAN Of the next generation, of course) - although in a different hardware configuration than the one we now encounter for the HPC market.
The addition of processing units for tensors in the GA100 core, similar to those found in all Turing core cores, promotes the possibility of using a single architecture for both HPC and gaming - but this is still a not-so-simple move that will likely produce two separate core schools GA which are adapted to the different categories: It is quite reasonable to estimate that the large amount of processing units for floating point calculations with double accuracy (FP64) present in the GA100 core is not seen in the Ampere cores intended for gaming, as it is an element that is rarely used outside the market. HPC, and we believe (and hope) that there will be a shift from memory use HBM2 Built on a unified silicone substrate along with the core itself for memories GDDR6 Cheaper and more popular.
We also did not receive any information or reference to the hardware capabilities of GA100 horn acceleration (apparently none of these, and rightly so), while we certainly expect to see the same RT cores present in future gaming products, similar to how all the family cards were present.GeForce RTX To this day.
Not all question marks have disappeared, then - but now we can finally begin to imagine what the characteristics of the generation will be.GeForce RTX Up next: a possible up to 40 percent increase in paper performance (assuming no models with more advanced capabilities than the formidable A100 accelerator are seen), hundreds of percent improvement in tensor processing that will lead to new capabilities in DLSS technology, improved dynamic memory and bandwidth, and option Actual power consumption is increased compared to the current rolling.