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New SKU details for Nvidia's Ada Lovelace, Hopper, and Blackwell GPUs purportedly found in hacked data

Busy times for Nvidia later this year? (Image Source: Needpix)
Busy times for Nvidia later this year? (Image Source: Needpix)
This information appears to be coming via the hacked confidential data stolen from Nvidia a few days ago. The images show driver code mentioning six Ada Lovelace SKUs, two Hopper SKUs and two more Blackwell SKUs. Judging by the number of SKUs, Ada Lovelace is clearly Ampere's successor, and we already knew that Hopper is targeting data centers, but it is still unclear what Blackwell is bringing to the table.

At one point in 2020, Lovelace and Hopper were both rumored to be codenames for upcoming Nvidia gaming GPUs, but we now know that only Ada Lovelace will be Ampere’s successor, while Hopper would target the high performance computing sector. These GPU models are expected to launch later this year; however, the latest security breach at Nvidia may have already unveiled information regarding a possible Hopper successor codenamed Blackwell. This information is coming from a Videocardz source who is known as Cassini, yet it is still unclear if the screen caps provided have anything to do with the Nvidia data breach.

In any case, the images appear to be captured from some driver code and specifically mention the entire SKU roster for Ada Lovelace with as many as 6 models, whereas the Hopper and Blackwell SKUs are grouped together, each featuring 2 SKUs, suggesting that these are both targeting data centers rather than the gaming market.

The SKU codes for Ada Lovelace are similar to the Ampere ones. Top-of-the-line is the AD102, followed by AD103, AD104, AD106, AD107 and finally an AD10B SKU that is supposed to be a Tegra GPU. Hopper comes with the GH100 and the GH202 SKUs, and the Blackwell lineup includes the GB100 plus the GB102 SKUs. Twitter leaker Kopite7kimi was suggesting back in 2021 that Blackwell could end up as a gaming GPU, so we could see it as some Titan model combining extreme gaming performance with HPC features instead of being a Hopper successor.

According to La Frite David on Twitter, the first five Ada Lovelace SKUs would feature 144, 84, 60, 36 and 24 streaming multiprocessors respectively.

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Ada Lovelace SKUs (Image Source: Videocardz)
Ada Lovelace SKUs (Image Source: Videocardz)
Hopper + Blackwell SKUs (Image Source: Videocardz)
Hopper + Blackwell SKUs (Image Source: Videocardz)
3 codenames (Image Source: Videocardz)
3 codenames (Image Source: Videocardz)
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Bogdan Solca, 2022-03- 1 (Update: 2022-03- 2)