NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Turing TU102 GPU Die Exposed, It’s Huge! – Packs 4352 CUDA Cores In Addition To RT and Tensor Cores

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Aug 21, 2018
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The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti flagship has launched and we are getting a first good look at the massive Turing GPU which will be powering the graphics card. We have known details of the Turing GPU since the Quadro RTX launch but this is our first look at the chip itself which powers it all and it’s an engineering marvel.

NVIDIA’s Massive and Flagship Turing TU102 GPU Core For The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Enthusiast Graphics Card Exposed

We know that NVIDIA’s Turing GPUs are based on the 12nm FFN process node, that’s TSMC FinFET NVIDIA for short. While we already got our first look at the Turing TU104 GPU in the breakdown we posted here, the Turing TU102 GPU was only shown in renders and GPU die diagrams. Now that it is officially exposed by Expreview, there are some key things we have to talk about.

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First of all, all NVIDIA Turing TU104 GPUs based on the 12nm node are manufactured in Taiwan. The Turing TU102 GPUs, on the other hand, are manufactured in Taiwan and Korea. It is possible that NVIDIA is using all of the available 12nm fabs to ensure stable capacity as the RTX 2080 Ti is a high volume product. The Korean one may possibly be Samsung but we have not confirmed that yet.

In similar fashion, NVIDIA used Samsung’s 14nm FinFET process to produce entry-level Pascal GPUs while the rest of the lineup was manufactured on TSMC’s 16nm FinFET node. The entry-level cards based on the Samsung node still used the Taiwan name on the die instead of Korea so that’s another thing to be noted here. The key takeaway here is that TSMC and Samsung 12nm nodes are not the same so performance and power consumption will end up being slightly different on the 2 chips but since there are no drivers available for the cards yet, there’s no way of knowing what we might end up with.

Turing TU102 GPU Die Comparison With TU104 GPU Die:

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti ($999 USD) – The Flagship GeForce Turing Graphics Card, Full Specs Detailed

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is officially announced as NVIDIA’s flagship solution for gamers. Launching next month, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti aims to provide the best gaming performance compared to the previous generation and doing so at a hefty of $999 US which when looking at the performance isn’t a really huge price jump.

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The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti features the TU102 GPU (TU102-300-A1) core which comprises of 4352 CUDA cores. NVIDIA’s 12nm FinFET architecture allows higher core count while retaining faster clock speeds which we have already seen on Pascal cards. The chip houses 18.6 Billion transistors which are a huge jump compared to the 12 Billion transistors on the Pascal GP102 GPU. The card delivers much higher performance due to enhanced core design that adds incremental IPC gains.

 

The actual clock speeds are maintained at 1350 MHz base and 1545 MHz boost (1635 MHz OC). The chip features 11 GB of GDDR6 (next-gen) memory featured across a 352-bit bus and clocked at 14 GB/s. This leads to a total bandwidth of 616 GB/s.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti features a TDP of 250W which goes in line with previous flagship cards. Coupled with a very smooth power delivery system to avoid leakage, the chip is one of the most efficient GPU architecture ever designed for gamers. The display outputs for the card include 3 DisplayPort 1.4 (4K @ 120 Hz), 1 HDMI 2.0b (4K @ 60 Hz) and USB Type-C connector for the Virtual link which means that it is capable to support all next-gen displays with new standards. Power is fed through a dual 8 pin connector configuration.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 Series Graphics Cards Official Specifications

Graphics Card Name NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
GPU Architecture Turing GPU (TU106) Turing GPU (TU104) Turing GPU (TU102)
Process 12nm NFF 12nm NFF 12nm NFF
Die Size 445mm2 545mm2 754mm2
Transistors 10.6 Billion 13.6 Billion 18.6 Billion
CUDA Cores 2304 Cores 2944 Cores 4352 Cores
TMUs/ROPs 144/64 192/64 288/96
GigaRays 6 Giga Rays/s 8 Giga Rays/s 10 Giga Rays/s
Cache 4 MB L2 Cache 4 MB L2 Cache 6 MB L2 Cache
Base Clock 1410 MHz 1515 MHz 1350 MHz
Boost Clock 1620 MHz
1710 MHz OC
1710 MHz
1800 MHz OC
1545 MHz
1635 MHz OC
Compute 7.5 TFLOPs 10.1 TFLOPs 13.4 TFLOPs
Memory 8 GB GDDR6 8 GB GDDR6 11 GB GDDR6
Memory Speed 14.00 Gbps 14.00 Gbps 14.00 Gbps
Memory Interface 256-bit 256-bit 352-bit
Memory Bandwidth 448 GB/s 448 GB/s 616 GB/s
Power Connectors 8 Pin 8+8 Pin 8+8 Pin
TDP 185W (Founders)
175W (Reference)
225W (Founders)
215W (Reference)
260W (Founders)
250W (Reference)
Starting Price $499 US $699 US $999 US
Price (Founders Edition) $599 US $799 US $1,199 US
Launch September 2018 September 2018 September 2018

The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce RTX 2080 Official PCB Shot:

The GeForce RTX 20 Series Market Availability – Preorder and Shipping Today, On Shelves 20th September

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 series launches today in reference variants first. This time, NVIDIA has already given the green light to their manufacturers to announce custom cards soon after the reference launch which are now available to pre-order on the official GeForce webpageOr you can head over to this article and check out all the glorious non-reference models which you will be able to get very soon.

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