Nvidia Pascal Arrives in India for Internal Testing
Nvidia’s GP100 ‘Pascal’ GPU, slated for release in 2016, has entered its testing phase and it was moved to India recently for internal testing.
Indian import tracking portal called Zauba mentioned the GPU as “graphics processor integrated circuits 433X3.” The circuit was imported to India from Taiwan last week and it landed on Bangalore Air Cargo.
From the looks of it, each unit has a value of $3150.
The first batch of samples were sent to India back in August which contained two circuits. The most recent batch sent to India arrived a week ago and featured 7 units of Pascal.
Rumor has it that Nvidia Pascal will feature 17 billion transistors and HMB2 memory under the hood. Reports say that HBM2 memory may go up to 32GB on professional graphics cards. Meanwhile gaming centric cards will feature up to 16GB of HBM2.
Users may notice up to 60-90% performance boost compared to Maxwell.
Maxwell is currently being used in a number of flagship Nvidia cards including the Titan X and GTX 980 Ti. Nvidia is also working on Volta, the successor of Pascal, due out in 2018. However, nothing much is known about Volta for the time being.