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Fermi GF100 GPU Architecture
March/April 2011 (vol. 31 no. 2)
pp. 50-59

The Fermi GF100 is a GPU architecture that provides several new capabilities beyond the Nvidia GT200 or Tesla architecture. The Fermi architecture offers up to 512 CUDA cores and special features for gaming and high-performance computing. This article describes the GPU's new capabilities for tessellation, physics processing, and computational graphics.

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Index Terms:
microarchitecture, graphics processing unit, Nvidia, Fermi GF100, GT200, Tesla, tessellation, physics, computational graphics
Citation:
Craig M. Wittenbrink, Emmett Kilgariff, Arjun Prabhu, "Fermi GF100 GPU Architecture," IEEE Micro, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 50-59, March-April 2011, doi:10.1109/MM.2011.24
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