NVIDIA GM200: the first photo of the chip card and hit the net

NVIDIA GM200: the first photo of the chip card and hit the net

Chinese blogger posted photos GPU and NVIDIA GM200 graphics card based on it. The new processor, as expected, will become not only the most powerful solution from NVIDIA ever created company, but has the potential to become the largest in the history of GPU.

Graphics processor NVIDIA GM200 is marked «1441A1 TAA156.000», which means that the chip is manufactured on the 41 th week of 2014, during the second week of October. In addition, the chip has the inscription «GM200-400-A1», that may mean that a full-chip configuration as much as possible (all stream processors, texture units, ROP units and other hardware features are included). If NVIDIA’s arms was a fully functional chip GM200 revision A1 in October, it is very likely that commercial graphics solutions based on it will be released in the near future.

Video card NVIDIA GM200, which captured a Chinese blogger presumably at the end of last year, is labeled «180-1G600-1102-A04». The prototype is equipped with three DisplayPort 1.2, one HDMI 2.0, as well as contacts for a single socket dual-link DVI-I, which will be equipped graphics cards have been marketed. Although the length of the board remains unclear, we can expect that it will be similar to the length of GeForce GTX Titan Black as power GM200 will be comparable to the GK110, which means that the power subsystem of the new GPU will be similar to the power subsystem for GK110.

Graphics card equipped with GDDR5 memory chips production SK Hynix marked H5GQ4H24MFR-R2C, which have a capacity of 4 GB and a maximum effective clock speed of 7 GHz. Given that the card carries 24 chips GDDR5, it is equipped with 12 GB of memory and 384-bit bus and the peak bandwidth of 336 GB / s. It is not known whether the graphics adapter prototype for the next generation of professional solutions Quadro M6000, or future video card like the GeForce GTX Titan.

NVIDIA GM200: the first photo of the chip card and hit the net

Journalists website VideoCardz tried to compare the size of the chip with the size GK110 GM200 and GM204. While these estimates can only take note with great skepticism, if any accurate, GM200 chip is clearly more GPU GK110 (whose core area of 551 mm²). It is likely that the chip area GM200 is comparable or even greater than that of GT200a (576 mm²), the largest GPU ever created.

As previously reported, the graphics chip NVIDIA GM200 is equipped with 3,072 computing processors, 192 texture units, 96 raster operations units and a 384-bit memory bus. Given this configuration, many observers believe that the “Big Maxwell» is 34% percent more powerful than the GeForce GTX 980, which will be especially important for those who plan to play the latest games in the ultra-high-definition resolutions (ultra-high-definition, UHD).

It is quite obvious that the GeForce GTX graphics cards based on the GM200 will be the most productive game solutions NVIDIA for the whole story, but their market success is largely determined by the price. It is known that Advanced Micro Devices will soon plans to release the latest generation of Radeon R9, which will use a broadband multi-layer memory with high bandwidth (stacked high-bandwidth memory, HBM). As a consequence, based card GM200 will face stiff competition. If the new GeForce GTX based GM200 will not be the most powerful single-GPU graphics card in the industry, then NVIDIA will be difficult to sell it at a price of $ 999. Meanwhile, the GPU area of 570 mm² to 580 mm² promises to be quite expensive to produce.

NVIDIA GM200: the first photo of the chip card and hit the net updated: January 18, 2015 author: John Malkovich