Pascal: What do we know? Discussion, Latest News & Updates: 1000M Series GPU's

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  1. J.Dre

    J.Dre Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    NVIDIA 16nm Pascal Powered GeForce GTX 1080 Launching in May (2016) – Uses Full GP104 GPU With 2x Performance Per Watt and 8 GB Memory -Source


    Now that Maxwell has hit the market, we find ourselves, once again, on the horizon of new technology. What do we know about Pascal? NVIDIA Updates GPU Roadmap; Announces Pascal | NVIDIA Blog


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    It would appear that Pascal will be "re-branded" until 2018 when Volta is launched (presumably in 2H 2018).



      • 3D Memory: Stacks DRAM chips into dense modules with wide interfaces, and brings them inside the same package as the GPU. This lets GPUs get data from memory more quickly – boosting throughput and efficiency – allowing us to build more compact GPUs that put more power into smaller devices. The result: several times greater bandwidth, more than twice the memory capacity and quadrupled energy efficiency.
      • Unified Memory: This will make building applications that take advantage of what both GPUs and CPUs can do quicker and easier by allowing the CPU to access the GPU’s memory, and the GPU to access the CPU’s memory, so developers don’t have to allocate resources between the two.
      • NVLink: Today’s computers are constrained by the speed at which data can move between the CPU and GPU. NVLink puts a fatter pipe between the CPU and GPU, allowing data to flow at more than 80GB per second, compared to the 16GB per second available now.
      • Pascal Module: NVIDIA has designed a module to house Pascal GPUs with NVLink. At one-third the size of the standard boards used today, they’ll put the power of GPUs into more compact form factors than ever before.
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    This thread is for discussion about Pascal. Feel free to share your opinions, feedback, etc. below.
     
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  2. Cakefish

    Cakefish ¯\_(?)_/¯

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    Pascal discussion thread, eh? And so it begins... The technology train can be delayed, it can be diverted, but it can never be stopped.

    I think the 3D memory is the greatest leap there, though I do wonder what impact the unified memory will have on console ports from PS4/XBO.
     
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    TomJGX I HATE BGA!

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    God do not let this thread get any steam! otherwise it will become a 10000000000 page thread by the time Pascal actually comes out :D
     
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    J.Dre Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Better than having that many separate threads, lol. We all know that would happen. :D

    @Cake: I agree. But I also think pretty much everything about Pascal is a huge leap forward. It's so much more than Maxwell.
     
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    Cloudfire (Really odd person)

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    God have mercy on those who want to torture themselves with this :p
     
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    J.Dre Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Two... years... later...

    "Pascal has been unofficially announced!"

    Oh no. It's already going off-topic. HELP MODS! :D
     
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    I'm waiting for Pascal, not sold on all this Maxwell hooey! :p
     
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    J.Dre Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    If Maxwell is cheaper, then I may upgrade. But yeah, I'm still on the Pascal party boat.
     
  9. TBoneSan

    TBoneSan Laptop Fiend

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    Pascal is 2 years away if you trust their roadmaps. Who knows what will happen by then.
    One thing for certain.. that's hell long to wait, and hell long to be speculating.
     
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    I hope you have time to actually play while speculating future GPU's specs.
    ;)
     
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