Next Titan X with Pascal GP102 ‘Full fat’ chip Offers 50% More Performance Than GTX 1080?
Last month, we reported that Nvidia was preparing a total of six GPUs based on their next generation Pascal architecture, with each GPU featuring several SKUs. Of these, the GP104 and GP100 have already seen the light of day, with the former powering the recently launched GTX 10-series graphics cards and the flagship GP100 GPU aimed at the Tesla HPC family.
However there is another hotly anticipated Pascal GPU that has just leaked out, and is rumored to be housed in the GTX Titan X successor. The leak comes via Geeks3D Forums which also revealed three GP106 chips that are being tested, as well.
- GP100-A01P / GP100-VSXB-24-A1-5X
- GP104-200-A1 / GP104-PS-NB
- GP104-200-A1 / GP104-PR-DT
- GP104-200-A1 / GP104-PS-DT
- GP104-400-A1 / GP104-PR-DT
- GP104-400-A1 / GP104-PS-DT
- GP104-725-A1 / GP104-PS-DT
- GP104-950-KD-A1 / GP104-PR-DT
- GP104-975-A1 / GP104-QS-9XX
- GP104-985-A1 / GP104-QS-9XX
- GP106-300-A1 / GP106-QS-V0-F0-300-V1
- GP106-400-A1 / GP106-QS-400-V1
- GP106-750-A1 / GP106-QS-750
Rumors around the Pascal GP102 have been making rounds for a while. The GPU is expected to serve as a bridge between the GP100 and GP104, offering the best solutions for GeForce and Quadro markets. The GP102-400 GPU spotted in the list above will be a ‘full fat’ chip that is likely to make its way to the next Titan X, or the GTX 1080 Ti which is also reportedly in the making.
On the memory front, the Titan X successor is unlikely to use the next gen High Bandwidth Memory, the HBM2, based on the reports claiming the yields aren’t great and that Nvidia is using all of its HBM2 for the production of the Tesla P100. Instead, the firm could use GDDR5X on the Titan X successor, and given it features a full GP102 chip, we should expect up to 50% more performance than the GTX 1080, which is impressive!
As for the pricing, this enthusiast class product is expected to cost the same $999 at which the Titan X launched, or a bit higher.
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