Tag: GPUs

Taiwan mobo brands and upstream suppliers to benefit from new CPUs and GPUs in 4Q20

Taiwan mobo brands and upstream suppliers to benefit from new CPUs and GPUs in 4Q20

Monica Chen, Hsinchu; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES

Taiwan-based motherboard and graphics card brands, and their upstream component suppliers are expected to see sales grow in the fourth quarter of 2020, thanks to the new PC hardware released by Intel, AMD and Nvidia.

Following Intel’s releases of 10th generation Core S series desktop processors in May, targeting the high-end gaming market, Nvidia’s latest GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs will also hit store shelves in September. AMD’s Zen 3-based Ryzen processors and RDNA 2-based Radeon 6000 series GPUs will also debut in October.

ASRock, Asustek Computer, Micro-Star International (MSI), Gigabyte Technology and TUL (PowerColor) have all begun designing projects for the new hardware with their shipments standing a good chance of reaching new highs in the fourth quarter, according to industry sources. Upstream services

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Finally: AMD ‘Big Navi’ Radeon RX 6000 GPUs are coming October 28

After the better part of a year of teasing, the countdown timer is finally ticking for AMD’s next-gen “Big Navi” graphics cards. The company announced today that the Radeon RX 6000 series will be revealed on October 28, hot on the heels of the news of the $500 Xbox Series X’s November 10 release date. 

Microsoft’s next-gen console is powered by an AMD chip that blends Ryzen CPU cores with Radeon GPU cores built using the company’s new RDNA 2 graphics architecture. At the Bank of America Securities Global Technology Conference in early June, AMD CFO Devinder Kumar said that “Big Navi” graphics cards will be the first RDNA 2-based product for AMD. Today’s announcement confirms it.

AMD has spent the better part of a year teasing “Big Navi” and RDNA 2, the follow-up to the successful new-look GPU architecture introduced in Radeon RX 5700-series graphics cards. CEO Lisa Su

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Microsoft’s updated DeepSpeed can train trillion-parameter AI models with fewer GPUs

Microsoft today released an updated version of its DeepSpeed library that introduces a new approach to training AI models containing trillions of parameters, the variables internal to the model that inform its predictions. The company claims the technique, dubbed 3D parallelism, adapts to the varying needs of workload requirements to power extremely large models while balancing scaling efficiency.

Single massive AI models with billions of parameters have achieved great strides in a range of challenging domains. Studies show they perform well because they can absorb the nuances of language, grammar, knowledge, concepts, and context, enabling them to summarize speeches, moderate content in live gaming chats, parse complex legal documents, and even generate code from scouring GitHub. But training the models requires enormous computational resources. According to a 2018 OpenAI analysis, from 2012 to 2018, the amount of compute used in the largest AI training runs grew more than 300,000 times

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NVIDIA Unveils Ampere GeForce RTX 3090, RTX 3080 And RTX 3070 Gaming GPUs, Crushes It Again

Silicon Valley semiconductor powerhouse NVIDIA has been an absolute execution machine of late, recently posting record fiscal Q2 ‘21 earnings for its GPU-fueled businesses in the areas of AI, data center machine learning, high performance computing (HPC), autonomous driving, and of course gaming. Today the company’s relentless execution apparently continues with the announcement of its next generation Ampere GPU architecture-based products targeted at high performance, cutting-edge gaming experiences for consumers. In May, NVIDIA announced its beastly Ampere A100 GPU was shipping to customers for data center machine learning and supercomputing applications, but today on a Twitch stream NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang announced the company’s new GeForce RTX 3070, GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3090 graphics cards for gamers, also based on the same powerful Ampere GPU architecture.

Meet NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080

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Comparing Nvidia’s Impressive New GPUs to PS5 and Xbox Series X

It’s a big year for gaming hardware. Nvidia’s new graphics cards are finally here, AMD has its own lineup on the way, and the Xbox Series X is launching in November, with the PlayStation 5 around the same time (probably). So if you’re looking to upgrade your gaming gear, you have a major choice to make. But if Nvidia’s new graphics cards are any indication of where PC gaming is headed, consoles won’t be gaining a performance edge over their more expensive competition anytime soon.There’s still a lot we don’t know about all the hardware coming out this year, but Nvidia’s confirmed specs give us a lot more to go on. The new flagship Ampere GPU, the GeForce RTX 3080, looks like a pretty big step forward from its last generation – at least, if Nvidia’s marketing material is to be believed (and it should always be taken with
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