Big Kepler (GK100 / GK110) speculations based on GK104 die

Written by Gionatan Danti on . Posted in Hardware analysis

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Conclusions

Well, in a twist from normality, this article is about speculations. This means that, while I wrote reasonable things, I can not be 100% sure about what GK100 / GK110 reserves to us.

However, I really think that the last hypothesis is quite reasonable: a 2048 ALUs, ~500 mm2 chip should guarantee very high compute performance (2X SP/DP rates compared to Fermi, clock to clock) and significantly higher gaming performance (48 ROPs, 384-bit memory bus).

Obviously, even if this prediction proved correct, an even greater questions is the final clock speed of such a beast. If history is going to repeat itself as with GF110/GF104 transitions, it is possible that GK100 / GK110 clock will be only slightly slower then GK104, perhaps in the range of 900-925 MHz for the base graphic clock. This can translate into ~25% advantage in gaming workloads.

Time will tell whether these predictions will prove correct or not. If you wish, you can write me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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