Nvidia’s Upcoming Pascal GPU May Have 17 Billion Transistors And 32GB of VRAM
Nvidia’s upcoming GPU, Pascal, is rumored to feature 32GB of VRAM and nearly 17 billion transistors in a relatively smaller packing.
If the reports turn out to be true, then the upcoming Pascal GPU will have more than twice transistors found in Titan X with Maxwell chip.
For years, the company was unable to move on from the 28nm die size but the Pascal GPU is finally putting an end to that story. It will be using FINFet 16nm and reportedly, it is similar to the 14nm that Samsung and Intel use.
Nvidia is a little late in joining the HBM league, only last year the company announced they will be bringing in High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) technology with Pascal. Apparently, they are on point with this one as well.
Nvidia will be directly offering HBM 2.0 with 32GB RAM support. AMD launched the RAM stacking technology at E3 with its Fury line of card. These cards speed up the bandwidth and lower the power needed for memory access.
AMD entered the HBM as a leader and it is now co-developing it as well. Fact is these are all rumors but the sources claim that all this is based on Nvidia’s previous statements and roadmaps. One thing is for sure, the Pascal GPU isn’t coming out anytime soon. Well not at least in 2015.
So the upcoming Nvidia Pascal GPU will be smaller in size and offer high performance. As for what we really know about the product cannot be confirmed. These are all rumors and we’d suggest everyone to be a skeptical about it.