NVIDIA GK104 PCB Pictured

 NVIDIA GK104 PCB Pictured

Not content with leaking PCB drawings, a poster at chinese forum Chiphell has now leaked a live picture of GK104's PCB. The actual PCB is largely reminiscent of the leaked diagrams, and also fills in the missing blanks with a die shot and memory modules.

Not content with leaking PCB drawings, a poster at chinese forum Chiphell has now leaked a live picture of GK104's PCB. The actual PCB is largely reminiscent of the leaked diagrams, and also fills in the missing blanks with a die shot and memory modules.

 NVIDIA GK104 PCB Pictured

The picture confirms everything discussed in the diagram leak article – from the overall length, unique stacked power connectors, the five phase VRM, 2x SLI connectors to the display outputs. The 2x DVI seem to be stacked like AMD's Radeon HD 5800 and 6900 graphics cards, constricting exhaust flow. In addition, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs are present. While it is difficult to tell from this angle, this particular PCB – most likely an engineering sample – appears to be sporting the 8-pin + 6-pin stacked power connector, as opposed to the previously leaked 2×6-pin stacked variant. It remains to be seen which configuration the final production boards will ship with.

As for the bits not shown by the drawings – a total of 8 memory chips are present, which all but confirms the heavily rumoured 256-bit memory interface. A total of 2GB GDDR5 memory is expected. At first glance, the die appears to be similar in size to Tahiti, perhaps a tad smaller. Unlike recent NVIDIA performance GPUs, GK104 sheds the headspreader.

GK104 is reported to release as GeForce GTX 670 Ti later this month.

Source: Chiphell

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