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Is this NVIDIA’s next-generation graphics card?
By Koh Wanzi - on 27 Jun 2018, 2:47pm

Is this NVIDIA’s next-generation graphics card?

A since-deleted Reddit post has leaked what could be a picture of an upcoming NVIDIA card with next-generation GDDR6 video memory.

The post shares a photo of what appears to be a prototype printed circuit board with 12 Micron GDDR6 memory chips. Mass production of these chips were only just announced, and there’s currently no GPU that uses GDDR6 memory, so this points to a next-generation product.

The GPU itself is missing in the picture, but it looks like there’s room for a fairly large chip. The presence of a GPU would have provided more clues as to what type of card this is, so we’re none the wiser as to whether this is NVIDIA’s next gaming-focused card or a Quadro or Tesla part.

The PCB can also be seen to have three power connectors and what may be an NVLink interface, but these aren’t really indicative of anything as engineering samples are often overprovisioned so they can be tested at their limits.

That said, even if the picture is the real deal, the only concrete conclusion you can draw from it is that NVIDIA is hard at work with GDDR6 memory.

Source: Hexus


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