Today we encounter with the first leaked photo of NVIDIA Pascal GP104 GPU core, which will live to the GeForce GTX 1080 and GeForce GTX 1070. These GPUs will feature Samsung’s GDDR5 8Gb 8Gbps chips (K4G80325FB-HC25) running at a frequency of 8.00 GHz, so say goodbye to GDDR5X memory, which is twice as fast. It was expected previously that both the forthcoming GPUs might have GDDR5X Memory.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 will use GDDR5 memory
The above picture also reveals that the die has a size around 290-300 mm2 where it would hide 7400-7900 million transistors with 4 Graphics Processing clusterers soit would have the same density of CUDA FP32 found in Big Pascal, something which translates to 2560 CUDA Cores.
The use of GDDR5 memory prepares us for a very short generation of graphics card from Nvidia, since it is expected that by the end of this year NVIDIA will launch new GPUs based on the same silicon, but with memory GDDR5X and HBM2.
So hopefully at least the new silicon yields a high yield potential that justifies the leap from Maxwell, else, we have to wait by the end of the year or early 2017 to have its true generation graphics.