It looks like Nvidia isn’t quite done releasing high-end graphics cards just yet. Rumours are now pouring in about a more powerful Pascal GPU compared to the GP104 GPU used in both the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070. Dubbed the Pascal GP102, Nvidia’s next rumoured GPU is said to be so powerful, that it boasts up to 50% more performance power compared to the GP104-400 GPU.
Knowing this, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Pascal GP102 GPU used in enthusiast-grade graphics cards. Namely the GTX 1080 Ti and the successor to the GTX Titan X – if they were to be named that way of course. Interestingly, folks over at VideoCardz have managed to find a strong proof to further strengthen this rumour…from the Korean Certification Office, of all places.
According to them, a particular component called “PG611” has managed to pass all tests that was conducted to it. The same office had previously certified the PG411 and PG413 components, which turned out to be the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 respectively.
The last time the Korean certification office certified a component that starts with “PG6” resulted in the Maxwell GPU we all know, love, and maybe weren’t able to afford called the GM200. The Maxwell GM200 GPU was used in the mighty GTX Titan X as well as the GTX 980 Ti.
That said, since all of this remains as rumours, it’s best that one take it with a grain of salt for now. After all, the need for 50% more power compared to the Pascal GP104 doesn’t make much sense (for now) since both the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 are already very, very powerful graphics cards. So don’t be surprised to see Nvidia using the GP102 GPU in, say, the Tesla P100 instead.