NVIDIA's orders TSMC to make next-gen Volta GPU on 12nm

NVIDIA's next big leap in GPU architectures will be made on 12nm, with Volta being ordered for production with TSMC.

Published Mar 14, 2017 7:12 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:56 AM CST
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NVIDIA just launched its Pascal-based GeForce GTX 1080 Ti with a huge performance crown earned at $699, and now we're hearing that TSMC is taking orders for next-gen HPC (high-performance computing) chips for AI applications from both NVIDIA, and Qualcomm.

NVIDIA's orders TSMC to make next-gen Volta GPU on 12nm |

The new report is coming from DigiTimes, which reports: "TSMC will fabricate NVIDIA's next generation Volta GPU using a 12nm process, said the paper, which added that the Volta GPU will be paired with NVIDIA's Xavier supercomputer chips for self-driving car applications".

NVIDIA is currently having TSMC produce its 256 core Pascal-based GPU and dual-core Denver 2 CPUs for their recent Jetson TX2 supercomputing platform, all on the 16nm process. NVIDIA's next big leap will be to Volta, on the smaller 12nm node - where things will really get interesting.


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