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NVIDIA Pascal GP104 GPU Pictures Leaked – Built To Power 8 GB GeForce Cards, GP106 Also Shot Up Close

Hassan Mujtaba
Posted Apr 8, 2016
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A few hours ago, we reported that NVIDIA is expected to launch their consumer grade GeForce graphics cards at Computex. The new graphics cards which will be allegedly known as the GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 will use NVIDIA’s latest Pascal GPU architecture which will power a range of platforms. The latest leak has just hit on the web, revealing the first shot if NVIDIA’s GP104 GPU.

First pictures of the NVIDIA Pascal GP104 GPU which will power GeForce Graphics Cards!

NVIDIA Pascal GP104 GPU Leaked – Die Measures Around 300mm2, Features 8 Gbps GDDR5 Memory

The NVIDIA GP104 GPU will be featured on a range of graphics cards that NVIDIA is expected to launch very soon. In our previous report, we mentioned that NVIDIA plans to unveil their GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 graphics cards at Computex. The GP104 GPU is currently under full production and will be ready till Computex for NVIDIA’s AIB partners to display their new custom solutions that utilize the Pascal GP104 graphics core.

Looking at the leaked picture, we can note that the GP104 GPU measure around 300mm2. This puts the GP104 around 100mm2 smaller than the GM204 GPU which was featured on the GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 cards. The GM204 GPU measured 398mm2 and featured 5.20 Billion transistors. The GP104 GPU is expected to house over 7 Billion transistors which will be really close to the current flagship GPU, the GM200 which has 8.00 billion transistors under its hood.

The Pascal SMP is a Maxwell SMM cut into halve with even higher instruction throughput!

The leaked picture further reveals that NVIDIA has opted for a more rectangular design and we have seen the same trend with their GP106 and GP100 GPUs which were shown at GTC 2016. The rectangular design doesn’t mean a lot but NVIDIA has mostly outed square shaped GPUs in their previous lineup with the exception of the GM206, GF114 and a few other GPUs.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Full Specifications Detailed - 2 GHz Overclocking Potential, GP106 GPU Block Diagram Pictured, 200mm2 Size

NVIDIA GP104 Uses Denser and Faster GDDR5 Memory

Both GP104 and GP106 samples have featured the K4G80325FB-HC25 memory from Samsung.

Another interesting thing about this leak is that the GPU pictured is most probably an early engineering sample since the board is green. The board uses the latest Samsung K4G80325FB-HC25 chips which use the 8 Gb DRAM and run at 8 Gbps speeds. This will allow a decent boost over the current 7 Gbps memory which GPU makers are currently using. The higher density chips will allow NVIDIA to offer beefier VRAM solution so the 8 GB VRAM rumors might be true. NVIDIA used the same memory on their Pascal GP106 GPU which was showcased on the Drive PX 2 module at Computex so it’s confirmed that NVIDIA will stick to GDDR5 solutions.

NVIDIA Pascal GP102 GTX Titan X Specifications:

Graphics Card NameNVIDIA GeForce GTX 980NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 TiNVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan XNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan (Pascal)
Graphics CoreGM204GM200GM200GP104GP104GP102
Process Node28nm28nm28nm16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET
Transistors5.2 Billion8 Billion8 Billion7.2 Billion7.2 Billion12.0 Billion
CUDA Cores2048 CUDA Cores2816 CUDA Cores3072 CUDA Cores1920 CUDA Cores2560 CUDA Cores3584 CUDA Cores
Base Clock1126 MHz1000 MHz1000 MHz1506 MHz1607 MHz1417 MHz
Boost Clock1216 MHz1075 MHz1075 MHz1683 MHz1733 MHz1531 MHz
FP32 Compute5.6 TFLOPs6.5 TFLOPs7.0 TFLOPs6.5 TFLOPs9.0 TFLOPs10.1 TFLOPs
VRAM4 GB GDDR56 GB GDDR512 GB GDDR58 GB GDDR58 GB GDDR5X12 GB GDDR5X
Bus Interface256-bit bus384-bit bus384-bit bus256-bit bus256-bit bus384-bit bus
Power Connector6+6 Pin Power8+6 Pin Power8+6 Pin PowerSingle 8-Pin PowerSingle 8-Pin Power8+6 Pin Power
TDP165W250W250W150W180W250W
Display Outputs3x Display Port
1x HDMI 2.0
1x DVI
3x Display Port
1x HDMI 2.0
1x DVI
3x Display Port
1x HDMI 2.0
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
Launch DateSeptember 2014May 2015March 201510th June 201627th May 2016August 2016
Launch Price$549 US$649 US$999 US$379 US$599 US$1200 US
NVIDIA Gains Q3 2016 Discrete Graphics Market Share By 0.9%, AMD's Share Falls By 0.8% - AIB Shipments Up 38.2% in Q3 2016

NVIDIA GP106 With Pascal Architecture Featured – FinFET Based, Efficient GPU For The Masses

While we were working on our post, our friends at Videocardz posted an interesting story on the GP106 GPU. They have provided an interesting comparison of the GP106 GPU with GM206 which reveals that NVIDIA’s entry level chip will feature a die size less than 200mm2 (170-200 m2) compared to 227mm2 of the GM206 chip. The GPU is shipping with Drive PX 2 modules in Fall 2016 but since it will be available in MXM form factors too and already seen to do that, we could see some mobility parts earlier.

A detailed comparison of the NVIDIA GP106 GPU With the GM206 GPU by Videocardz.

The NVIDIA and AMD solutions will be designed to deliver lots of horse power to gamers while being efficient. It seems like that 8 GB VRAM will become the standard for high performance graphics cards like the GeForce GTX 1080 and 1070. These graphics cards, fused with a range of new features will be aim to provide better graphics performance at high resolutions and in games that are built with DirectX 12 and Vulkan APIs.

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