NVIDIA GK110 Features 4GB Memory and 25% Performance Lift over GK104 – Launches around Q3 2012

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Apr 3, 2012
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Information from OBR’s blog suggests that NVIDIA is aiming to launch its Next Generation Flagship GPU based on the GK110 chip in late Q3 2012. Along with the release date, A few key specifications such as memory configuration, die size and performance gain over the GK104 chip have also been detailed.

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Its uncertain of what NVIDIA would name its GK110 based product since the 600 Series lineup is already stacked up with the GK104’s, They could use a 700 Series brand which would allow them to be placed against upcoming AMD Sea Island 8*** Series GPU’s.

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The GK110 would feature a 4GB Memory buffer which would run across a 512-bit wide bus interface. The die size would be smaller than the GF110 but still around ~500mm2 . A total number of 2304 cores which would be split into 6 GPCs which would result in 2+ TFlops of Double Precision and upto 4TFlops of Single Precision Performance.

This would allow GK110 to maintain a 20-25% Performance lead over the GK104 chip (GTX 680). The performance numbers may vary from the retail product which launches around Q3 2012 (September – October). More details on the GK110 chip here.

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