Just moments ago we received a GPU roadmap update from Jen-Hsun Huang and we are excited to tell you about what NVIDIA has in store in the years to come. NVIDIA already announced that they were working Volta and Pascal GPUs at previous conferences and Jen-Hsun announced more information about Pascal this morning. The successor to Maxwell will be Pascal, which features a new technology called NVLink that promises 5-12X the bandwidth of the PCI Express 3.0 x16 interface that we are using today.
Pascal also sports new 3D Memory for much more memory bandwidth and uses a new format that is one third the size of a standard PCIe graphics card. Pascal has three new key features that NVIDIA focused on today:
Pascal will be the desktop GPU with mixed precision and that means Pascal architecture-based GPUs can compute at 16-bit floating point accuracy at twice the rate of 32-bit floating point accuracy. Pascal will be able to scale phenomenally and has twice the floating point of anything NVIDIA has on the market today. NVIDIA also sees systems with up t0 Pascal GPUs in them thanks to the performance benefits received from NVLink. NVLink can move data 5-12x faster than what can be done with the current generation of PCI Express.