It has been speculated for a while now but it is more than likely that NVIDIA will make use of GDDR5-class (GDDR5X) memory in their mid-range Pascal graphics cards. Yesterday at GTC 2016 NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang showed off the NVIDIA Drive PX 2 compute module. This is our first glimpse of a mid-range GPU based on the Pascal architecture.
This chip, the one that is being used in the Drive PX 2 looks more like a conventional graphics card chip than a fancy HBM2 multi-chip module that we saw on NVIDIA’s GP100 GPU. The GPU is centrally located with conventional-looking GDDR5-class memory chips (likely GDDR5X). For those who don’t know the Drive PX 2 is a GPU-accelerated deep-learning box that NVIDIA is using for self-driving tech and more. It makes use of a pair of Pascal MXM boards.