Rumor: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Ti Would get GP104 ASIC

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Let's call it rumor Monday today ? It looks like there will be another SKU, or let me rephrase that, there's rumor of another ASIC from NVIDIA. It would be the GP104. Earlier on we indicated the GeForce GTX 1060 to get a GP106 GPU, now there's talk about a Ti model with a GP104.

Not that would be interesting news as the GP104 is the same GPU being used for the GTX 1070 and 1080 (if they will be named like that). 

NVIDIA GeForce   Possible
Pascal Fab Board Date
GTX Titan X >> TBD GP 100 16nm Reference -> AIB TBD
GTX 980Ti >> GTX 1080 Ti GP 104-400 16nm Reference -> AIB June/July
GTX 980 >> GTX 1080 GP 104-200 16nm Reference -> AIB June
GTX 970 >> GTX 1070 GP 104-150 16nm AIB design June
GTX 960 (Ti) >> GTX 1060 Ti GP104-150 16nm AIB design October
GTX 960 >> GTX 1060 GP 106 16nm AIB design October
GTX 950 >> GTX 1050 GP 106 16nm AIB design October

The rectangular die of the GP104 was measured at 15.35 mm x 19.18 mm which should house (very speculative) a transistor-count of 7.4~7.9 billion. Interesting to see is that this chip is tied towards Samsung 8-gigabit GDDR5 memory chips. These ICs run an effective speed of 8 GHz (GDDR5 and thus not GDDR5X). At 256-bit you'd be looking at 256 GB/s of bandwidth. But this is likely being cut-down to 192-bit for the 1060 Ti model. The shader processor core count of the GP104 should be closer to 2,560, opposed to the 4,096 indicated from an older report.

It is ChipHell that spreads this new rumor, it could be a 6 GB memory card over a capped 192-bit GDDR5 memory bus. The GTX 1060 Ti would feature the ASIC code "GP104-150-A1." After the release of the 1070 and 1080, this one could launch in the November 2016 timeframe.

Granted, I find this new rumor HIGHLY speculative based on a lot of 'what-if's, and doesn't seem to be based on anything solid other then some hearsay.

Rumor: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Ti Would get GP104 ASIC

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