Here’s Why NVIDIA Is Building GP102

Image source: NVIDIA.  Graphics specialist NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) is in the middle of transitioning from its older Kepler and Maxwell architectures to its new Pascal architecture. So far, the company has released two Pascal-based products. The first was the Tesla P100 based on the GP100 chip, aimed at what the company calls “Mixed Workload [High Performance Computing]” and “Strong-Scale [High Performance Computing].” In this case, “mixed workload” refers to the chip’s ability to perform both single-precision floating point calculations as well as double-precision floating point calculations at very high speeds thanks to specialized circuitry on the chip. The second is GP104, a part aimed squarely at gaming. This means that it has excellent single precision performance (nearly on par with the vastly more expensive Tesla P100), but much lower double precision…

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