Featured Articles

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

British chip designer ARM could cash in on the mobile industry's rush to transition to 64-bit operating systems and hardware.

More...
Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Samsung has lost smartphone market share, ending the quarter on a low note and Xiaomi appears to be the big winner.

More...
Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

It looks like Intel will be showing off its 14nm processors, codenames Broadwell, in a couple of weeks at CES 2015.

More...
Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the recently introduced Gainward GTX 980 4GB with the company’s trademark Phantom cooler.

More...
Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac has been in the nettop and mini-PC space for more than four years now and it has managed to carve…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 19:47

Pascal stacked 3D memory comes from manufacturers

Written by Fuad Abazovic



Not an in-house design?

When we asked Sumit Gupta, the General manager of Tesla, if Pascal 2016 will use memory made by Nvidia or if they will buy it somewhere else, he confirmed that the stacked memory comes from memory manufacturers.

There are many memory manufacturers that Nvidia uses today for its computational parts and GPUs and the memory will come from one or more of them. This is not a big surprise, but it is good to clear this up, as Nvidia doesn’t want to produce its own memory when other companies are quite good at that.

The memory will come on the package together with the Parker chip and we can expect the usual amount of stacked memory that will be appropriate for a 2016 GPU or computational part. In other words we will see a multiple gigabytes of memory placed in the package.

Stacked 3D RAM will be the only memory on the board and we were told that there is no need for additional memory in the form of BGA chips that we see on today’s graphics cards. All the memory comes as 3D stacked RAM and it's powered by NV Link, so it should be able to "talk" to the GPU at very high speeds.

The exact figure is unclear, but it should be 2.5 times faster than the memory we see today that will get us to 800GB to 1000GB per second, quite a step up from current 288GB/s that Nvida has with its pricey GTX Titan card today.

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments