In 10 days, NVIDIA CEO Huang Renxun will deliver a GTC 2020 speech, this time with the 7nm Ampere architecture. But the 2020 GTC may not stop there, and NVIDIA may also update the GPU roadmap to unveil the 5nm Hopper GPU, which could be replaced by Samsung’s 5nm EUV.
In the GPU process, the previous leaked information shows the complexity of NVIDIA, ampere GPU using 10mm, 8nm and 7nm process of the explosion, but at present, TSMC 7nm process contract ampere GPU is still the main force.
But NVIDIA doesn’t rely entirely on TSMC, having a GPU with Samsung in previous years, and the 14nm node is working together on the Pascal graphics gtX 1050 series, as well as in the 7nm and below processes.
Samsung recently announced that Q2 began mass production of the 5nm LPE process based on the EUV process, and stressed that their customers come from processors and graphics cards, and that this GPU customer can exclude AMD, essentially implying that nVIDIA 5nm GPU orders were received.
The latest news that NVIDIA this year’s GPU program is very large, 7nm process for ampere GPU, but it is likely to be mainly used in the computing card market, and 5nm process is for the next generation of architecture Hopper (Hope) prepared, this is for the consumer-grade game card market, which also means that the RTX 3080 Ti to become a 5nm process.
If the development of this route, then this year’s GPU is similar to the previous Volta Vodka, Turing Turing, two generations of GPU market for different, the use of different processes, architecture, NVIDIA is completely the game and the computing card market separate.