NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080/3090 rumored to feature Traversal Coprocessor for RTX

Posted on Monday, Jun 15 2020 @ 10:29 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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WCCF Tech wraps up some rumors about NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce RTX 3080 and 3090 video cards. Take it with a grain of salt, but a Coreteks video claims these video cards will introduce some big changes. The YouTube channel claims the Ampere-based cards will have dual-sided PCBs and a new traversal coprocessor to speed up ray tracing. This also opens up the possibility that NVIDIA may launch the coprocessors as standalone cards, similar to what was once done with the PhysX cards from AGEIA.
According to the source, the reason why NVIDIA has one fan at the bottom and one fan at the top is to facilitate airflow over two chips, not one. Coreteks guesses that this chip is something called a traversal coprocessor that will aid in the raytracing ability of the cards. Know the RTX cores that were embedded inside the chip in the RTX 2000 series? well, the source posits that this time around they will sit in a seperate coprocessor on the other side of the PCB.
Interesting rumor, will be interesting to see if it's true!

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