Nvidia Reveals Next-Generation "Pascal" GPU for 2016

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nothing new. we know there will be maxwell (in name only) since fermi.
 
nothing new. we know there will be maxwell (in name only) since fermi.
True, Nvidia has always shown us two or three generations ahead on a map of the future. But I don't ever remember them giving this much technical detail before in a product two generations away from the current one.
 

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Have a 680 GTX, not interested in any video card until DirectX 12 comes out. Useless to spend money on top-end now when DirectX 12 is around the corner.
 

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i think nvidia are trying to win more contract in the future that's why they are talking stuff that will not coming 2 years later right now. they need to convince those company why choosing nvidia is the right choice. nvidia used to dominate the HPC stuff with their Tesla but now they got more competition from AMD and Intel (Xeon Phi) in that space. releasing a bit of info about upcoming architecture could be one of their strategy
 
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Have a 680 GTX, not interested in any video card until DirectX 12 comes out. Useless to spend money on top-end now when DirectX 12 is around the corner.
um dx 12 is coming to older generation cards that currently have dx 11
 
It would be allot easier to convince mobo manufacturers to use your new proprietary NLink interface if say it was beneficial to them. In Nvidia's case, they expect the mobo manufacturers to hop for them on some niche product that will cost more to add onto motherboards. You can't have your cake and eat it too Nvidia. If you want mobos to use the new interface, you have to open it up to AMD and Intel. It's just not economical for them to accept it as a standard.
 

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from what i understand this NVLink is for HPC and server stuff only although there are possibility for nvidia to incorporate this tech into their SLI technology. maybe they can make something similar to NF200 chipset.

NVLink was created chiefly for use in supercomputing clusters and other enterprise-class deployments where many GPUs may be installed into a single server. Interestingly, as part of today's announcements, IBM revealed that it will incorporate NVLink into future CPUs. We don't have any details yet about which CPUs or what proportion of the Power CPU lineup will use NVLink, though.
http://techreport.com/news/26226/nvidia-pascal-to-use-stacked-memory-proprietary-nvlink-interconnect

EDIT: from anandtech article it seems NVLink will ditch PCI/PCIE slot altogether and will have it's own connector. so i don't think we are going to see NVLink on regular dekstop mobo.

But the rabbit hole goes deeper. To pull off the kind of transfer rates NVIDIA wants to accomplish, the traditional PCI/PCIe style edge connector is no good; if nothing else the lengths that can be supported by such a fast bus are too short. So NVLink will be ditching the slot in favor of what NVIDIA is labeling a mezzanine connector, the type of connector typically used to sandwich multiple PCBs together (think GTX 295).
With all of that said, while NVIDIA has grand plans for NVLink, it’s also clear that PCIe isn’t going to be completely replaced anytime soon on a large scale. NVIDIA will still support PCIe – in fact the blocks can talk PCIe or NVLink – and even in NVLink setups there are certain command and control communiques that must be sent through PCIe rather than NVLink. The best case scenario for NVLink right now is that it takes hold in servers, while workstations and consumers would continue to use PCIe as they do today.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/7900/nvidia-updates-gpu-roadmap-unveils-pascal-architecture-for-2016
 
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