Nvidia's GP100 Pascal GPU has 56 SMs enabled
Published in Graphics


Out of 60 possible

Nvidia confirmed that there are 56 streaming multiprocessor (SM) units each having 64 CUDA cores enabled on the GP100 GPU. This results in 3,584 cores on the Tesla P100 GPU. However, this leaves 4 SM cores disabled as the total number of SM’s is 60.

Nvidia Pascal GPUs spotted en route to testing facilities
Published in News


Shipping values priced between $608 and $810 USD per unit

Any time a new batch of GPUs are ready to be sent from a manufacturing facility overseas to a supply partner for testing and metrics, there are always debugging and testing parts sent ahead of time to ensure that silicon is quickly brought to market without suffering silicon respin and unforeseen manufacturing delays.

Micron offers 2X GDDR5 Speed in 2016
Published in Graphics


Updatad: The next generation

Micron has promised to launch a new kind of memory that is twice the speed of mainstreams GDDR5 . This will be released during 2016 and will be company's answer to HBM.

LG Nuclun 2 SoC pushed to 2016
Published in Processors


Will add an Intel LTE-A modem

LG has been trying to make and launch a decent inhouse SoC. The first attempt was a limited success and now the company plans a successor –  the LG Nuclun 2 to launch in 2016.

TSMC releases low-power 16nm FinFET
Published in Processors


More compact process

TSMC has quietly rolled out a compact, low-power version of its 16nm FinFET fabrication process.

Samsung making HBM 2 memory in 2016
Published in Graphics

 
The future of graphics

High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) will define the future of graphics and it looks like Samsung will be ready to release products using the technology soon.

TSMC clarifies 16nm and 10nm schedule
Published in Processors


16FF coming soon, 10nm in late 2016

TSMC has shed more light on its FinFET plans, saying its 16nm and 10nm nodes are on track.

TSMC expects 10nm volume production in 2017
Published in Processors


Moore’s Law alive and kicking

TSMC is planning to qualify its 10nm node by the end of the year, with volume production slated for 2017. 

TSMC to get majority of Apple A9 business
Published in Processors


16nm process might be a better choice than Samsung’s 14nm

TSMC is reportedly getting the majority of Apple A9 orders, which would be a big coup for the company. 

TMSC to invest $16 billion in advanced chip factory
Published in Processors


To boost 16nm FinFet and beyond 

Reuters carried a rather interesting announcement about TSMC, the maker of most SoCs and GPUs we care about.