NVIDIA Pascal GP104 Using GDDR5X Memory For GeForce GTX 1080?

New pictures of the NVIFIA GP104 “Pascal” GPU have surfaced and this time they show the ASIC surrounded by the latest GDDR5X memory chips! The GP104 GPU shown in the photos posted by WCCFech last week show ASIC code ‘GP104-400-A1’ and it is surrounded by eight Micron GDDR5X memory chips. It is now believed that the ‘GP104-200-A1’  ASIC leaked image with conventional GDDR5 memory chips is an image of a GeForce GTX 1070. It appears that the GeForce GTX 1080 will be using GDDR5X memory and the GeForce GTX 1070 will be using GDDR5 memory. GDDR5 can be had at speeds of up to 8 Gbps, while GDDR5X chips start at 10 Gbps and can go up to 14 Gbps and possibly beyond.

NVIDIA Pascal GP104 400 A1 GPU

NVIDIA Pascal GP104 400 A1 GPU

The folks over at VideoCardz took the leaked GeForce GTX 1080 PCB shot and did some investigating of their own. They figured out that the leaked image was likely from an MSI GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING 8G graphics card.

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING 8G

It looks like NVIDIA is on track to launch three SKUs based on the GP104 silicon, in June 2016, beginning with the GeForce GTX 1080 and GeForce GTX 1070 likely launching at Computex 2016 in early-June and then there is a rumored third SKU coming later in the month.

  • Jshdajhd Sdjhskadhqw

    What? GDDR5 still? I REFUSE TO BUY IT!

    • basroil

      GDDR5X is NOT the same thing as GDDR5. Pin for pin the new chips are twice as fast, so a 384bit memory controller with GDDR5X will be 20% FASTER than 4096bit HBM used in the Fury line, and only a bit slower than the likely speeds for first run 4096bit HBM2

  • Roger London

    So; will we have Star Citizen in 4K Triple Monitor Stereoscopic 3D ?

    • Piiilabyte III

      Ah.. I’d wait for the Pascal Titan and do a 2-way SLI… imagine? Oh and not the reference, but the EVGA liquid cooled card, they can be OCed to high heaven. Star Citizen is an ambitious game.

      • Red

        Let’s get back to reality. Got carry

        • Roger London

          Lol. Still got a black & white Tv.

    • Muckylittleme

      Forget multi monitor, this is the decade of VR.
      Now 4k VR, there’s a thought…

      • Mike kizaberg


        • Muckylittleme

          Care to elaborate?

        • Roger London

          Too brilliant for humans to cope with. Too real. Like being in the Matrix.