Rumour | NVIDIA Ampere GPUs to feature up to 8,192 CUDA cores, 48 GB of HBM2e VRAM and a 300 W TDP; GA102 40% up on the RTX 2080 Ti
NVIDIA is still hosting GTC 2020 later this month, albeit in a digital-only event. Hence, we are likely to see the Ampere architecture debut before the end of the month, at least in some form anyway. Until then, we must make do with rumours and leaks to flesh out what NVIDIA may be bringing to market later this year.
One rumour doing the rounds currently concerns the GA100, supposedly NVIDIA's flagship Ampere GPU. While we may have already seen examples of this GPU appearing on Geekbench, the full configuration of the GA100 may have yet to surface. Cited by Guru3D and Wccftech, an apparently reliable poster on the Stage1 forums claims that the GA100 will support up to 8,192 CUDA cores. Additionally, the GA100 will feature up to 48 GB of HBM2e VRAM and a TDP of 300 W, while its core can apparently clock up to 2.2 GHz.
Separately, @CorgiKitty, the Twitter account behind previous Ampere leaks, has offered fresh claims about the GA102. According to a tweet, the GA102 will support 5,376 CUDA cores and 12 GB of VRAM. The GA102 will apparently feature 7 graphics processing clusters (GPCs) too, all the while achieving 40% better performance than the RTX 2080 Ti.
Now, this could all prove to be conjecture, especially as it has been published by unverified sources. It would also be a huge jump in performance from the RTX 20 series, which seems unlikely. However, we do not have to wait much longer until GTC 2020, with NVIDIA hosting a keynote on March 22.