According to a recent report NVIDIA has taped out the silicon for its upcoming Pascal GPU architecture, codenamed GP100. This chip will be the successor to the GM200 silicon that is currently being used in high-end graphics cards like the Titan X. A tape-out is when a company successfully produces a tiny quality of working prototypes for internal testing and further development.
NVIDIA’s Pascal architecture will feature HBM2, which will allow designers to fit up to 32 GB of video memory on each card. The GP100 chip is speculated to have anywhere between 4500 and 6000 CUDA cores. This chip will be fabricated on TSMC’s upcoming 16nm process, which should hit full production by 2016.