NVIDIA’s Pascal based GP104 has been finally pictured in its full glory, thanks to Videocardz. GP104 will be powering NVIDIA’s upcoming fastest GeForce GTX 1000 series graphics cards, GTX 1070 and GTX 1080, developed by TSMC using process node of new 16nm FinFET, which will result in great increase in the performance.
NVIDIA Pascal GP104 Die Pictured, GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 Will Not Use HBM
The report states that this variant of GP104-200 is planned for usage with GTX 1070 and it is a ‘cut down’ version of GP104-400 which is reportedly powering the GTX 1080. By comparing the size with Maxwell based GM204, it estimates that the die size of GP104 appears to be around 333mm2.
Furthermore, it is also confirmed that the GP104-200 powered GeForce GTX 1070 will use 8 GB of GDDR5 memory, which is slower than the new GDDR5X and meanwhile GP104-400 powered GeForce GTX 1080, which will replace the current GTX 980 will feature 8 GB of GDDR5X memory. Also, both the graphics cards will use memory bus of 256-bit, and will be coming with three DisplayPorts, HDMI and DVI.
It was assumed that new Pascal based graphics cards may use High Bandwidth Memory (HBM), new type of memory, much faster than current GDDR5 but apparently, these upcoming GPUs, mainly GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 won’t be using HBM. Stay tuned for more updates!