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Nvidia GTX 1080 Die Pictured - Will not be using HBM

Nvidia GTX 1080 Die Pictured - Will not be using HBM

Nvidia GTX 1080 Die Pictured - Will not be using HBM

Nvidia GTX 1080 Die Pictured - Will not be using HBM

 

Nvidia's GP-104 GPU die has been pictured, revealing that Nvidia's GTX 1080 and other GP-104 based GPUs will not be making use of HBM or HBM2 memory. 

The GP-104 GPU core was pictured on a Nvidia made PCB, likely Nvidia's reference PCB, showing the GPU being used with traditional GDDR style memory, though at this time we do not know for certain if the new GPU will be making use of GDDR5 or GDDR5X memory. 

 

  Nvidia GTX 1080 Die Pictured - Will not be using HBM  Nvidia GTX 1080 Die Pictured - Will not be using HBM  

 

Now rumors from VideoCardz are suggesting that the lower end GPUs based on GP-104 will be making use of GDDR5 memory with the higher end GPUs making use of the newer, faster GDDR5X memory standard.

At this time, we know that GDDR5 and GDDR5X are similar architecturally speaking, but right now we do not know if a GPU can be designed that can make use of both memory standards, though it is a possibility. 

 

You can join the discussion on the GTX 1080/GP-104's lack of HBM on the OC3D Forum

 

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22-04-2016, 16:03:38

steverebo
The latest AMD cards use HBM and they still cant beat the 980ti so as long as it performs as promised I'm happy.

But very impatient just released the cards already!!!!Quote

22-04-2016, 16:12:21

Tolemac
Quote:
Originally Posted by steverebo View Post
The latest AMD cards use HBM and they still cant beat the 980ti so as long as it performs as promised I'm happy.

But very impatient just released the cards already!!!!
If you have a 908ti I personally would wait for "next gen after pascal" I would not think there is going to be a significant performance increase this time round I would suspect it would be more efficiency and power draw but I am only speculatingQuote

22-04-2016, 16:37:36

steverebo
I don't have a 980ti got the money ready for my new GPU but I'm waiting on pascal as it's supposedly imminentQuote

22-04-2016, 16:51:36

Damien c
Quote:
Originally Posted by steverebo View Post
The latest AMD cards use HBM and they still cant beat the 980ti so as long as it performs as promised I'm happy.

But very impatient just released the cards already!!!!

Depends on games and engine etc but, AMD are not as far behind nVidia as some people think.

Personally I have not used a AMD card since the 8800 series nVidia cards but, I know people who have them and have, put them in relatives pc's because of the performance they offer the price.

It will be interesting to see how this next lot of cards perform.Quote

22-04-2016, 18:31:48

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by steverebo View Post
The latest AMD cards use HBM and they still cant beat the 980ti so as long as it performs as promised I'm happy.

But very impatient just released the cards already!!!!
HBM has nothing to do with the fact the Fury X is slower.. it's just that. Slower. AMDs issue is they aren't as CPU optimized as Nvidia's drivers. So in DX11, where CPU headroom is already limited to mostly 1 core(2 threads) they suffer performance. Even though they already aren't that far behind with the FX. That is why in DX12 they get a huge increase in performance as games as devs aren't as limited with there threads. Asnyc compute realistically only gives them 5-10% increase according to a game dev(think one from Hitman), the rest is just it being able to stretch it's legs. Just goes to show AMD need more work on there drivers CPU performance wise.

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Originally Posted by steverebo View Post
I don't have a 980ti got the money ready for my new GPU but I'm waiting on pascal as it's supposedly imminent
You're gonna be waiting awhile. Nvidia won't be releasing at earliest in late June, or early July. AMD are releasing before July(according to Lisa Su)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Damien c View Post
Depends on games and engine etc but, AMD are not as far behind nVidia as some people think.

Personally I have not used a AMD card since the 8800 series nVidia cards but, I know people who have them and have, put them in relatives pc's because of the performance they offer the price.

It will be interesting to see how this next lot of cards perform.
I agree 100%. Also interested as well of all the new cards. Always love to read about new techQuote
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