Nvidia reportedly order 12nm fab space at TSMC

Nvidia reportedly order 12nm fab space at TSMC

Nvidia reportedly order 12nm fab space at TSMC

Nvidia reportedly order 12nm fab space at TSMC

 
Nvidia has reportedly ordered 12nm fab space at TSMC, potentially creating their upcoming Volta GPUs or Xavier SoCs on the new production node. 
 
What needs to be noted here is that TSMC's 12nm process is not a true 12nm, with the process actually being the 4th generation 16nm process from the company. While this may sound like false advertising on the part of TSMC, it must be remembered that the names of modern manufacturing processes are simply marketing terms and are not necessarily related to any characteristics of the node itself. 
 
Naming this 4th generation 16nm node 12nm is a huge sign of confidence from TSMC and the performance/power characteristics of this new processing node. This new node is aimed to provide lower cost manufacturing and reduced leakage, which will improve the efficiency of products using this new manufacturing process. 

  

Nvidia reportedly order 12nm fab space at TSMC

 

Right now very little is known about Nvidia's new Volta GPU architecture, though it is expected that it will be first GPU generation from the company to use HBM memory on Geforce/consumer-oriented products, and offer greater power efficiency than their older Pascal counterparts.  

At this time it is unknown when Nvidia will release their first Volta-series GPUs, though it will likely be in late 2017 or early 2018.  

 

You can join the discussion on Nvidia reported use of TSMC's 12nm process on the OC3D Forums.

 

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14-03-2017, 09:16:34

Surpuppa
Although the reports of Volta release date are often conflicting, I really hope they release it before this years Black Friday, that is when I will build my new computerQuote

14-03-2017, 10:47:31

AngryGoldfish
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Originally Posted by Surpuppa View Post
Although the reports of Volta release date are often conflicting, I really hope they release it before this years Black Friday, that is when I will build my new computer
I highly doubt they won't give the 1080ti a year lifespan. That means Volta won't be out until early 2018. Volta coming out this year would bring a major shift to the market.Quote

14-03-2017, 11:07:23

Shingara
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Originally Posted by AngryGoldfish View Post
I highly doubt they won't give the 1080ti a year lifespan. That means Volta won't be out until early 2018. Volta coming out this year would bring a major shift to the market.

Think that depends on how long they held back the ti, and lets be honest, nvidia arnt shy about pushing products out of the way if they think there is keching kaaa ching at the end of it.Quote

14-03-2017, 11:09:16

steverebo
Unless Vega smashes the TI I cant imagine Volta will be out till early 2018 nvidia will have no needQuote

14-03-2017, 11:21:03

AngryGoldfish
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Originally Posted by Shingara View Post
Think that depends on how long they held back the ti, and lets be honest, nvidia arnt shy about pushing products out of the way if they think there is keching kaaa ching at the end of it.
It's true that they could earn a lot of money with Volta, but they could also earn a lot of money with the 1080ti. With nothing to match it they can continue to sell it at $700 and make a killing just like they did with the 980ti. Why rush out Volta when Pascal reigns supreme?Quote
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