Nvidia Volta Reportedly Delayed until 2018

Nvidia Volta Reportedly Delayed until 2018

Nvidia Volta Reportedly Delayed until 2018

 

Nvidia’s Volta GPU architecture has reportedly been delayed until 2018 according to a new roadmap from Nvidia. We have also gained some extra information on Nvidia’s Pascal architecture. 

A lot of what is found from these new leaks pretty much confirm what many of us within the industry have come to expect. Pascal will be created using TSMC’s 16nm FinFET PLUS node, offering around 2x the density, 65% higher speeds or 70% less power than the 28nm HPM technology that is currently used to create Nvidia’s already efficient Maxwell based GPUs. 

  Nvidia Volta Reportedly Delayed until 2018  

It is also revealed by these new roadmaps that Nvidia’s Pascal based GPUs will support mixed precision compute and will contain up to 16GB of HBM 2.0 memory, which will be able to deliver an amazing 1TB/s of memory bandwidth. 

It has also been revealed recently that Nvidia will be ordering HBM 2.0 memory from both SK Hynix and Samsung, meaning that they should have a large enough supply of this new memory in order to make up a sizable portion of their upcoming Pascal lineup, if not all of it.  

 

Nvidia Volta Reportedly Delayed until 2018  

The next year will be very interesting for GPUs as their will be a big architecture change from both AMD and Nvidia, a full on move to ultra high bandwidth HBM 2.0 memory and a large procss shrink form 28nm to 16nm FinFET Plus. 

It is expected that the next generation of GPUs will have one of the largest leaps in performance ever seen before moving from one generations to another. Let’s hope that this proves to be true. 

 

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