It has been reported that in April at NVIDIA’s GPU Technology conference we will see the biggest GPU NVIDIA’s has ever made! It will be the sucessor to the GeForce GTX Titan X. The card would likely be called the GeForce GTX Titan X2 and will feature HBM2 with scaling up 16-32GB with 1TB/s of memory bandwidth!
In a recent interview with Venture Beat AMD Radeon Technologies Group (RTG) head Raja Koduri confirmed that the company is currently working on two 14 nm FinFET GPUs that are based on the “Polaris” architecture. He referred to the two chips as “Polaris 10” and “Polaris 11” and said that both chips are “extremely power efficient”.
AMD has confirmed that its next generation Polaris graphics cards will feature HBM2 as well as GDDR5 memory. This makes sense as the more high-end cards will feature HBM2 and as we move down the product stack we will see graphics cards make use of GDDR5 memory.
It was once reported about a year ago that AMD’s Tonga GPU had a 384-bit memory interface, not the 256-bit interface it was using. We did not hear much about it until today where it has actually been confirmed that the chip does indeed have a 384-bit memory interface.
It looks like if you are looking to get a new graphics card this holiday season NVIDIA has your back. Their entire line of 900 Series GeForce GTX cards have received some pretty hefty price cuts that are just in time for the holiday season! This is the first time we’ve seen significant price cuts on the 900 Series since they were introduced back in late 2014.
More information about NVIDIA’s upcoming “Pascal” GPU architecture was revealed at GTC Japan. This new GPU architecture is designed to offer nearly double the performance per watt over NVIDIA’s current “Maxwell” architecture. This will be made possible by implementing stacked high-bandwidth memory 2 (HBM2).
If you can remember these cards were actually originally planned for a September 2014 release as the Radeon R9 285X. The release was postponed because it would fail to compete against the just released NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 / 970, which had a much better performance per watt ratio. Now that the GTX 960 is out AMD is looking to fill in the performance gap between the 960 and 970. The Radeon R9 380X will have 2048 Stream Processors and 4GB of GDDR5 memory across a 256-bit interface. We have photos of three upcoming R9 380X’s from ASUS, XFX and Gigabyte.
AMD is working really hard to get our their next-generation GCN powered graphics cards in 2016. While AMD is mostly keeping things quiet, AMD’s Raja Koduri who is head of the Radeon Technologies Group did reveal some details in a chat with Forbes.
With the successful debut of the GTX 950 XTREME GAMING graphics card, GIGABYTE, the world’s leading premium gaming hardware manufacturer, is ready to roll out five more high-end cards in its premium XTREME GAMING lineup, each crafted with overpowering performance, astonishing design, and added gamer-centric features to take gaming experience to a whole new level.
Well it looks like “Arctic Islands” will contain three main GPUs, Greenland for the high-end, Ellesmere for the mid-range, and Baffin for the entry-level. It looks like both Ellesmere and Baffin have been taped out and are awaiting FinFET process volume production, which will kick off next year.