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Ever wondered whats inside your GPU?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by T4C Fantasy, Jul 2, 2017.

  1. T4C Fantasy

    T4C Fantasy CPU & GPU DB Maintainer

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    Actual Size in 1080P, 96px DPI
    GTX 1070 Founders Edition
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    001 GTX 1070 Founders Edition.jpg

    GTX 1070 Founders Edition PCB
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    001a GTX 1070 PCB.jpg

    GP104-200-A1 Substrate & Die
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    GP104-200-A1 Silicon Die (1920 Cuda Cores)
    15 SM Clusters (Actual Size)
    04 GP104-200-A1 Die.jpg

    GP104-200-A1 SM Cluster (128 Cuda Cores)
    (27x Magnification)
    04a GP104-200-A1 Die SM.jpg

    GP104-200-A1 (1 Cuda Core)
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    04c GP104-200-A1 Die SM Single Core2.jpg

    16nm FinFET Layout
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    FinFET Cross sections
    06 cross-section.jpg

    FinFET transistor, this gpu has 7,200,000,000 of them
    Samsung-14-LPE-FinFET-Trans-4.png

    Attachment is largest size of the Silicon die i can put
    Thanks! to Fouquin for providing the Silicon Die Shot
     

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    I always thought they ran on magic.

    Seriously awesome stuff, thanks.
     
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    This stuff to fully understand exactly how everything is made, assembled, and works really does take some kind of engineering degree. Beyond me, all i know is what's faster in games.
     
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    I still can't comprehend how millions of transistors packed together into a chip can display beatiful games. I'm sure all this stuff is really just a coverup for pixie magic...
     
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    GPUs are actually made from dragon teeth.

    You're welcome. :(
     
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    Are dragon teeth silicon?

    That's kinda cool.
     
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    Ground up and heated/cooled many times to get the atoms happy and lined up. It's a very delicate process where the local bartender sometimes gets the batches a little wonky, hence the cards that don't OC worth a damn.
     
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    T4C Fantasy CPU & GPU DB Maintainer

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    ok i got it, REAL size chip and die
    03 GP104-200-A1.jpg

    04 GP104-200-A1 Die.jpg

    this is the size it would be if you seen it physically, the size it would be if you held xD so on etc.

    actual size of a SM Cluster
    04a GP104-200-A1 Die SM.jpg
    this holds 128 Cuda Cores
     
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    Still seems to small for the package the GPU die resides on. I've seen plenty of bare GPU dies/packages from Nvidia, and AMD to know there consistently the same size for the package. The photo doesn't measure up to the actual size.
     
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    DID you see the size of them teeth on that rabbit?!!



    [​IMG]
     
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  12. T4C Fantasy

    T4C Fantasy CPU & GPU DB Maintainer

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    they are the same as package, i just layered it in photoshop
     
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    T4C Fantasy CPU & GPU DB Maintainer

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    added actual size Card and PCB
     
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    Depends on what monitor you are using I guess. :)
    It's rather small on my monitor.
     
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    T4C Fantasy CPU & GPU DB Maintainer

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    i did it all on 4k monitor but this is all adjusted for 1080p

    to put in perspective why i had to blow this pic up
    GP104-200-A1 Die missing shit2.jpg ---> 04a GP104-200-A1 Die SM.jpg ---> 04c GP104-200-A1 Die SM Single Core2.jpg
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    7870 XT 10.5inch PCB checking actual length comparison
     
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    No no gpu's are not made from dragon teefh or any other matrerial of magic or earfhly origin at all.

    We all know the covered up alien chrash in roswell right. Gpu's aswell as cpu's is alien tech boys and girls.

    Silicon come from the aliens as a gift to earfh and its people. The roswell cover up where because in return for silicon the goverment and military keeps the aliens a sercet so they cut leave earfh in peace.

    So there you have it all :p
     
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    I think dragon teeth are way more plausible.
     
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    I took apart my gtx 750 ti to add a clean thing of thermal past o_O
     
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    Aliens are real. Havent you seen movies :p

    We all know movies are all way the trufh.

    Alright the real thing is silicon is a matrerial on earfh. No magic, alien or dragon about it.
     
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    GPUS, CPUS and other stuff are silicon based life form.

    How much AI would a silicon chip need to be considered self aware and thus alive?
     
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    A good example would be when your GPU refuse to start a game "because it's already too hot in the damn room, and i'm not intending to run any hotter for your sake, human !"
     
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    now since GTX 1070 is partially disabled chip, can we see which part of the chip is disabled/cut off by laser ?
     
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    The defects on die during lithography manufacturing process are in random locations. TSMC or Nvidia are not disabling a fixed location on die.
     
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    The die laser cuts were a thing of old, when they designed a chip with single or dual cores and it was easier to shine a laser on purpose built bridges if defects were found that cut power to certain areas of the die, or lowered the voltage to run at a maximum frequency limit, now its all done with software programming on EPROM or PROM memory on die, which is why certain motherboards could override the programmed model, core, and other configurations. Each chip gets tested either while still on the wafer or after cutting and they use either specially constructed traces through key parts of the die, or other tests to determine the quality of the die, and also why some people get chips that overclock amazing, and some get crap luck.
     
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