GeForce 1000 series

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GeForce 1000 series
Release date 2016
Models GeForce series
  • GeForce GT series
  • GeForce GTX series
Rendering support
Direct3D Direct3D 12.0
Predecessor GeForce 900 series
Successor GeForce 1100 series

The GeForce 1000 series[citation needed] is a family of graphics processing units being developed by Nvidia, for use in desktop and laptop PCs. It will serve as the introduction for the Pascal architecture (GP-codenamed chips), named after the French physicist Blaise Pascal. It will include three key new features: stacked DRAM, unified memory, and NVLink.

3D Memory: Stacks DRAM chips into dense modules with wide interfaces, and brings them inside the same package as the GPU. This lets GPUs get data from memory more quickly – boosting throughput and efficiency – allowing Nvidia to build more compact GPUs that put more power into smaller devices. The result: several times greater bandwidth, more than twice the memory capacity and quadrupled energy efficiency.

Unified Memory: This will make building applications that take advantage of what both GPUs and CPUs can do quicker and easier by allowing the CPU to access the GPU’s memory, and the GPU to access the CPU’s memory, so developers don’t have to allocate resources between the two.

NVLink: Today’s computers are constrained by the speed at which data can move between the CPU and GPU. NVLink puts a fatter pipe between the CPU and GPU, allowing data to flow at more than 80GB per second, compared to the 16GB per second available now.

Pascal Module: NVIDIA has designed a module to house Pascal GPUs with NVLink. They are one-third the size of the standard boards used today.

Pascal is due in 2016.


The architecture of the GeForce 1000 series is named Pascal.

Nvidia has announced that the Pascal GPU will feature stacked DRAM, Unified Memory and NVLink.[1]

Successor Architecture[edit]

After Pascal, the next architecture will be codenamed Volta.


There are currently no announced products at the time.

Chipset table[edit]

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