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    Nvidia's Pascal is 10x as powerful as the Titan X



    Pascal was announced almost a year ago, but it's taken until recently for details of just how powerful Nvidia's next-gen GPU will be. In short: powerful. I mean, just look at the infographic above.
    In fact, the company is touting Pascal as having roughly 10 times the power of its current flagship card, the Titan X.


    Allowing for 8-way SLI through its NVLink tech and the ability to utilise upto 32GB of RAM - up from the 12GB of a Maxwell card—it's... beastly. Though admittedly I'd just use it to play Football Manager.

    With research and development coming in at around three years—and presumably a fair bit of cash, too—it's unsurprising that Pascal looks like it could be such a leap over our current tech.

    The Pascal range is expected to hit next year, so for now you'll just have to get by with your $999 Titan X.
    Nvidia's next-next GPU chip, Volta, is slated for 2018. Reports it will be able to "power a small moon" are said to be "slightly overstating things".
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    Well... I can't wait for next year. I was thinking about upgrading my 780 to the inevitable 980Ti whenever that releases but I think for now I rather just put the settings down a bit and wait for this architecture to roll out.

    *Pats 780SC* It's ok my trusty steed. Keep pushing, don't give out on me just yet.

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    10x as powerfull?! Yeah right
    Sure it'll be much better then the current gen but nowhere near 10x.
    Even 2x would be a big achievement.

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    Hot diggity damn, if that's true then I really can't see AMD catching up to that any time soon. Even the reported 3xx series is apparently struggling to be on par with the GTX9xx's.

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    Never know, Nvidia always finds a way to make things pretty damn well. Think I'll hold off any GPU and laptop purchases for a while. Not even an 8GB 980Ti will tempt me now.

    They're also going to let VRAM stack!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beast of Bourbon View Post
    10x as powerfull?! Yeah right
    Sure it'll be much better then the current gen but nowhere near 10x.
    Even 2x would be a big achievement.
    I think the true amount will be somewhere in between. Pascal has some significant advancements over the previous architecture.

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    Nvidia's bull$#@! stinks the most lately.


    Also, the name is hilarious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerevar View Post
    Nvidia's bull$#@! stinks the most lately.


    Also, the name is hilarious.
    Yeah. I'm calling shenanigans. Theoretical performance simulated in labs is no indicator of real world performance.

    The 8-way SLI is rather intriguing but unless they plan on doing quad GPU cards, the performance gains on that will be minimal over current Quad-SLI (2x Dual GPU card setups) and I imagine if they do decide to go with quad GPU cards, they are going to be huge, expensive, power-hungry and room furnaces. Liquid cooling will have to be mandatory as will 1200 watt power supplies or larger. (Suddenly, those laughing at me for getting a 1600 watt power supply may have some humble-pie to eat.)

    On another note, Intel and AMD had better build CPUs that allow more than 40 lanes to the PCI-E slots. We should have had 64 lanes minimum by now at the low to medium range and 128 lanes at the high end.

    Off Topic: I'm loving the bridge-less Crossfire setup my R9 290X's have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerevar View Post
    Nvidia's bull$#@! stinks the most lately.


    Also, the name is hilarious.

    I'm wondering what part of the GPU is 10x more powerful, is it on the gamer side or is it for other programs that the majority of gamers don't use at all?
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    So, the GPU will take an 1800watt psu, and the rest of the system 750 watt, lol.
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