NVIDIA prepping GK208 Kepler GPU?

Posted on Monday, Nov 12 2012 @ 11:58 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Every once in a while postings at sites like LinkedIn reveal what a company is working on. VideoCardz was browsing through LinkedIn when they noticed a mention of the GK208 GPU in the job description of a GPU Architecture Intern at NVIDIA. No details are known about the chip, but VideoCardz speculates the GK208 may be an entry-level GPU part of the upcoming GeForce 700 series (Kepler Refresh).
Well, this could possibly just be a mistake, but it gets more interesting if we bring up two facts: there is no GK108 GPU (so it’s not a typo) and the note clearly says that he was employed between June and September 2012 for this project. Company like NVIDIA usually has the whole architecture prepared months before any release, so we are obviously not talking about any current Kepler processor.

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Our sources told us that the upcoming flagship of GeForce 700 series — GeForce GTX 780 — would feature between 1728 and 2112 CUDA cores. If we assume that the GK208 would be an entry-level GPU then it could likely power the GeForce GT 740 or GTX 750. If the 192 CUDA cores SMX architecture would not be changed, then GeForce GT 740/750 might be packed with 576 cores (3*192).
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