Nvidia Drops the Volta Bomb

Over at GDC Nvidia, today reported the Tesla Volta V100 processor, this is a Volta GPU based on Tensor architecture. Tesla Volta V100 will be manufactured on TSMC’s 12nm finfet handle, driving the breaking points of photo lithography as this GPU is huge. The Tesla Volta V100 graphics processor has 5,120 CUDA / Shader cores and is based upon an incredible 21 Billion transistors. It offers what Nvidia calls 120 Tensor TeraFLOPS of performance. Gaming wise it would perform in the 15 TFLOP (fp32) region, delivered by a new type…

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The Tesla P100 Doesn’t Use The Full Nvidia Pascal GPU Core

Nvidia’s High-End Datacenter type GPU for server machines, the Tesla P100, doesn’t use all the 250 Pascal Cores on the build. According to Nvidia, the P100 card uses 56 out of the 60 SM units available on the Pascal GP100 architecture. However ,there is is no clear word from Nvidia about why the card uses less cores, but it could possibly due to performance issues. A 610mm square die makes up the Pascal GP100, which is the largest ever seen from the manufacturer. The Pascal GP100 is the most complex GPU…

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