TSMC process: NVIDIA 5nm GPU may be flowing

Ivan SEP 02,2021

NVIDIA's 5nm chip is ready to be Tape Out and Wafer Out at TSMC in the second quarter of next year, a signal that it can be put into mass production, according to industry sources.

Core Research Institute (CRI) announced on August 26 that NVIDIA's 5nm chip is ready to be Tape Out and Wafer Out at TSMC in the second quarter of next year, a signal that it can be put into mass production, according to industry insiders @MobileChipMasters. The above statement is basically consistent with the previous information from overseas expert greymon55, but he stressed that the AD102 core will be flowing at the end of the year at the earliest, and mass production will start in the middle of next year at the earliest. In comparison, from the point of time, the mobile chip expert's statement is more in line with common sense.

In terms of current information, NVIDIA's new generation of GPU is divided into two main models, server-class code Hooper, game card RTX 40 series code Ada Lovelace (Ada Lovelace), the poet Byron's only legitimate daughter, the first computer scientist, wrote the first computer program in history, known as the "Queen of Numbers ". Rumor has it that the AD102 core is expected to integrate as many as 18,432 CUDA cores, an increase of over 71% over the Ampere architecture GA102. If the process is upgraded to 5nm/6nm, coupled with increased Tensor/RT unit density, etc., a doubling of RTX 4090/4080 performance is honestly expected.