NVIDIA AD102 Lovelace GPU to have 18432 CUDA cores?

Posted on Monday, Dec 28 2020 @ 11:52 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Earlier this month the NVIDIA Lovelace codename popped up for the first time and now there are some preliminary specifications. VideoCardz picked up a rumor that the future AD102 GPU could feature 18432 CUDA cores, a whopping 71 percent more than the current-gen GA102 GPU.

Lovelace is believed to be the next architecture from NVIDIA. The Hopper architecture is reportedly delayed so this is the next thing on NVIDIA's roadmap after a refresh of the current Ampere generation. The RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti are expected next quarter, after that we may get a RTX 30 SUPER series but that's still uncertain.

If the information is accurate, the AD102 GPU may offer 66.4 teraflops of computing power at 1.8GHz.
The architecture codenamed Lovelace would see an increase in Graphics Processing Clusters up to 12, which is twice as many as Turing’s GA102 GPU has. This is according to the new tweet from a well-known and proven leaker @kopite7kimi. This means that the GPU could hold as many as 72 Texture Processor Clusters (TPCs) and 144 Streaming Multiprocessors. With 144 SMs, the GPU could see as many as 18432 CUDA Cores (144 x 128), 71% more than GA102 GPU.

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