Rumor: NVIDIA GeForce-based plans a GK110
Since the announcement of cGPU Nvidia Tesla-based K20 GK110 core has been rumored about the possible emergence of a GeForce video card based on this core , with rumors that Nvidia say they would consider such a possibility as long as AMD GPU launch an exceeding consistently future GeForce 700 Series GPUs .
From SemiAccurate say yes Nvidia plans to Launch a geforce based GK110, but this will not be a gpu that is characterized by having a stellar performance in games, as originally gk110 was designed to provide good performance in double precision GPGPU computing .
GK110 is based on the same architecture used in the current kepler GeForce 600 Series, only unlike them, it has a greater number of transistors dedicated to double precision computations, which greatly increase the consumption of the chip, without almost benefit performance in games. It is estimated that will consume close to 300W and will be the largest chip die size designed by Nvidia.
SemiAccurate claims that Nvidia has many problems with the manufacturing process to 28nm TSMC, a factor that is well known and has affected other companies like AMD and Qualcomm, and that was reflected in the recent announcement of Nvidia, which suggests that may not see 100% functional versions GK110, for commercial versions have between 13 to 15 SMX , ie 2496 to 2880 among shaders. Where Nvidia reserve the best units for Tesla product line.
This could be interpreted as possibly future based GeForce 2304 GK110 could have shaders or less (4 active GPC). In short, it is too early to draw any conclusions, but the fact is that it would be pointless to send Nvidia GK110 merge their Tesla who did not qualify for K20, if instead you can use them with new GeForce offering based on them.
Link: Will make a consumer Nvidia GK110 card? (SemiAccurate)Tags: 28nm, double precision, geforce, gk110, gpu, K20, kepler, Launch, Nvidia, performance, Rumor, Tesla, TSMC