Rumor: Photo of Next-Gen Nvidia Graphics Card Leaks With GDDR6
An image has surfaced online of a test PCB made by Nvidia, which is presumably a prototype for an upcoming graphics card. The image also shows that the GV102 board features twelve GDDR6 memory modules from Micron. Unfortunately, the GPU chip itself hasn’t been installed on the card, but the dimensions do suggest that the die size will be rather significant.
The card features four smaller fans, which are used to keep the temperature of the power management under control. It’s worth noting that this image would show a test card and isn’t necessarily representative of final consumer graphics cards, but it can give us a good indication of the size of the upcoming GPU chips and its power consumption. For example, this test board features three 8-pin power connectors, suggesting the possibility of a hefty GPU.
Our colleagues at TechPowerup have analyzed the die size based on other graphics cards, and the upcoming and unannounced GPU would have a die size of about 676 square millimeters. That’s significantly larger than the GTX 1080 Ti and GTX 1080 at 471 and 314 square millimeters, respectively, but a tad smaller than Nvidia’s current flagship model, the Titan V at 815 mm².
The twelve GDDR6 Micron memory chips would result in the card having a total video memory of 12 GB, capable of a 672 gigabyte per second bandwidth.
Rumors about an upcoming new graphics card from Nvidia have been running wild lately, and some leaks are suggesting that the company will be unveiling a possible GTX 1180 soon. The GPU family would be named Turing, a reference to Alan Turing. Nvidia recently celebrated the anniversary of Turing which further sparked the rumors.
In any case, it’ll be interesting to see what Nvidia will announce in the coming months.