Nvidia Rumored to Unveil Pascal GPUs At GTC in April, Launch Expected in June
Nvidia is reportedly readying to unveil its next-gen Pascal graphics cards at GPU Technology Conference (GTC) in April with launch planned for June.
According to a report from WCCFtech, Nvidia’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang will showcase a Pascal graphics board on stage during his GTC’s opening keynote on April 5th. The source claims that it won’t be a prototype like the one we saw last year, but actual working Pascal chips.
Interestingly, Huang’s keynote is given a variable 699, which happens to be the serial number of Nvidia Pascal GPUs that we had spotted a few days ago when shipping from the fabrication plants in TSMC to Nvidia’s testing facilities in India. Below are the four different boards with the same serial numbers:
This might just be a coincidence, but still we can’t simply overlook it especially when one of these GPUs is rumored to be the flagship GP100 or “Big Pascal,” which is the inevitable successor to Nvidia’s GTX Titan X.
Built on TSMC’s 16nm FinFET manufacturing process, the GP100 GPU will feature four 4-Hi HBM2 stacks to achieve 16 GB of VRAM in total, and 8-Hi stacks to reach up to 32 GB for the professional compute SKUs. Further, the graphics chip will have at least 12 TFLOPS single precision and 4 TFLOPS double precision performance at memory bandwidth of 1024 GB / sec.
As for Pascal’s availability, Nvidia is expected to launch its very first lineup of Pascal graphics cards at Computex in June.