Nvidia Pascal GPU available in April?



The latest rumours heard through the grapevine suggests that Nvidia's new GPU codenamed "Pascal" will be released in April this year.

The first card out of the gate is thought to be the next in the Titan series (GP100) of high-end cards with the relatively more affordable GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 (GP104) cards expected in June.

The new GP100 supposedly supports up to 32GB of VRAM. Yes, you read that correctly: 32GB's of VRAM is supported but this does not necessarily mean that the card will be released in April with this actual amount. Nvidia might reserve that amount for a special edition of the Titan GP100 and sell the regular Titan with just a measly 16GB's of VRAM.

With regards to the GP104 based cards that can be bought by us mere mortals, the GTX 1070 represents as usual, the best bang for your buck card with hopefully none of that 3.5GB bollocks that we were subjected to with the GTX 970.

Needless to say, detailed information on the Pascal GPU is very thin on the ground but stay tuned for more info as we get closer to launch time.

The big question - Is this card worth upgrading to if you already have a GTX 970/980?


Vinodh Moodley

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