According to multiple reports, Nvidia will be unveiling its new Pascal GPU at the 2016 GPU Technology Conference on April 4th – 7th. The graphics card is also rumoured to officially launch at Computex in June.
The firm’s CEO and co-founder Jen-Hsun Huang is believed to be hosting a keynote on the second day of the event, where he is expected to reveal Nvidia’s plans for its Pascal GPUs.
Rather than bring a prototype, Huang is allegedly showcasing a working unit, which means that more specific details about the performance of the Nvidia Pascal GPU will be revealed during the affair, reported Christian Today.
The Pascal GPUs will be the successor to the Maxwell GPUs and come with three key design features – 3D memory, unified memory and NVLink.
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.
According to a report published by SweClockers, the Pascal GPUs will become available during the Computex 2016 show, which takes place in from May 31st to June 4th in Taipei, Taiwan.