NVIDIA Latest News & Update: NVIDIA Pascal; Sets Highest Clock Speed Record, Breaks 3GHz Frequency Record

By Yang Llaneza , Updated Dec 21, 2016 02:34 AM EST
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NVIDIA Pascal GPUs is the leader of graphics performance in the gaming industry. They are also breaking world records in overclocking. Enthusiast overclockers were able to break GPU frequency records by means of the Pascal GPU.

NVIDIA Pascal GPUs is crafted for overclockers and designed for gamers. The company has seen remarkable commendation in the PC gaming community. The latest GeForce 10 series cards crowd the entire market with enthusiast founded cards and budget friendly products that can carry 1080p gaming below $150 US, says Wccftech.

NVIDIA Pascal GPUs are the premier clocked chips prevalent in the market as of this time that features the cutting-edge FinFET tech. Enthusiast grade graphics cards built on the Pascal GPUs are presently holding the performance throne. When NVIDIA premiered the first GeForce 10 series cards, they displayed a live demo of the GP104 running at 2.1 GHz. At present, several variants can run on about 1.9-2.1 GHz range. These are both for reference and non-reference modifications based on premium mechanisms.

The card to break the 3 GHz barrier was the GALAX GeForce GTX 1060 HOF. It features a Pascal GP106 core and is the only card featured on the GeForce GTX 1060 series cards. The same card reached 2.80 GHz on LN2 the previous month and hit 3 GHz, which demonstrates Pascal's FinFET node, and architectural specs great overclocking chip.

The GALAX GTX 1060 HOF GOC contains 1280 CUDA Cores and 6 GB of GDDR5 memory. The main clock is upheld at 1620 MHz and boost clock is preserved at 1847 MHz. The memory is clocked at 8 GHz, which produces 192 GB/s bandwidth. The card is driven by 8+6 Pin power configuration. Although the TDP of this card is graded at 120W, the brawny PWM and VRMs entail a lot of power to feed the GPU for better strength and overclocking.

According to hwbot, three different teams that managed to break the 3 GHz clock limit achieved the impressive feat. The chips were able to finish GPUPI (10M) calculations in a period of 21.685 seconds while the others trail behind. With these clocks, the chip achieved texture and pixel fill rates sophisticated than the GeForce GTX 1070, even outdoing the GTX 1080 in terms of pixel fill rate.

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