NVIDIA has surprised everyone at Hot Chips 2016 by demonstrating the first die shot of their biggest chip so far, the Pascal based GP100. Being the first to utilize HBM2 and NVLINK interfaces, the chip is specifically designed for the HPC market and hasn’t made its way to consumers yet.
Composed of an array of Graphics Processing Clusters (GPCs), Streaming Multiprocessors (SMs) and HBM2 memory controllers, GP100’s die size is only 9mm bigger than its previous generation Maxwell GM200, but packs as many as 15.3 billion of transistors which is almost twice as that of GM200.
It can be told that GP100 is packaged in a similar way to AMD’s R9 Fury X – the GPU also packs four stacks of HBM2 memory around it, which are obviously larger than HBM on Fury X, though.
Shall not be reproduced without permission：EXPREVIEW » NVIDIA’s Pascal-based GP100 GPU Die Unveiled – 610mm² Beast