Provided it’s true, I’m really digging the specifications on the upcoming (2013?) nvidia GPUs.
- 2880 CUDA Cores
- 15 SMX Clusters
- 384-bit Memory Controller
- Up to 24GB of GDDR5 memory
- 2nd Gen ECC
- Hardware GPU Silicon Virtualization
- Hyper-Q (Slashes CPU idle time by allowing multiple CPU cores to simultaneously utilize a single Kepler GPU, dramatically advancing programmability and efficiency)
- Dynamic Parallelism (Simplifies GPU programming by allowing programmers to easily accelerate all parallel nested loops – resulting in a GPU dynamically spawning new threads on its own without going back to the CPU)
- 50-85% Double Precision Rate to Single Precision
- At least 1.5 TFLOPS DP FP64
- Target: 250 GB/s bandwidth
I get pretty good render times on the type of scenes I work on with the 1344 CUDA cores I have access to now (3 GPU’s x 448 cores each). I can only imagine what it would be like to render with 2880 cores x 3 GPUs = 8640 CUDA cores! That may be getting close to real time. Not to mention the memory footprint increase for more complex scenes.
Fingers crossed that it won’t require a second mortgage on a home to purchase!