NVIDIA Ampere GPU to be succeeded by Hopper

Posted on Friday, Nov 15 2019 @ 21:02 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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NVIDIA's next-generation GPUs are codenamed Ampere and we can expect a release of these 7nm GPUs sometime in 2020. The GPU maker isn't really feeling the heat from AMD in the high-end market so it's in no rush to bring its next generation to the market.

However, this doesn't mean NVIDIA is resting on its laurels. The company is also working hard on the architecture that will succeed Ampere and today news hit the Internet that this generation is codenamed "Hopper".
NVIDIA has reportedly codenamed a future GPU architecture "Hopper," in honor of Grace Hopper, an eminent computer scientist who invented one of the first linkers, and programmed the Harvard Mark I computer that aided the American war efforts in World War II. This came to light as Twitter user "@kopite7kimi," who's had a fairly high hit-rate with NVIDIA info tweeted not just the codename, but also a key NVIDIA product design change. The tweets were later deleted, but not before 3DCenter.org reported on them.
Besides the codename, it's also rumored that the generation after Ampere will start using multi-chip module (MCM) GPU packages. This is something AMD is also working on. The idea here is to no longer rely on huge monolithic cores, but to combine several of them. The advantage here is that smaller cores are easier, and thus cheaper, to manufacture.

Via: TPU


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