Ampere

Alongside a slew of software-related announcements this morning from NVIDIA as part of their fall GTC, the company has also quietly announced a new server GPU product for the accelerator market: the NVIDIA A2. The new low-end member of the Ampere-based A-series accelerator family is designed for entry-level inference tasks, and thanks to its relatively small size and low power consumption, is also being aimed at edge computing scenarios as well. Along with serving as the low-end entry point into NVIDIA’s GPU accelerator product stack, the A2 seems intended to largely replace what was the last remaining member of NVIDIA’s previous generation cards, the T4. Though a bit of a higher-end card, the T4 was designed for many of the same inference workloads, and came...

NVIDIA Announces Jetson AGX Orin: Modules and Dev Kits Coming In Q1’22

Today as part of NVIDIA’s fall GTC event, the company has announced that the Jetson embedded system kits will be getting a refresh with NVIDIA’s forthcoming Orin SoC. Due...

19 by Ryan Smith on 11/9/2021

The Ampere Altra Max Review: Pushing it to 128 Cores per Socket

Following last year’s 80-core Altra, Ampere is now delivering the new Altra Max server processor with up to 128 cores, double that of the competition, and with a focus...

62 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/7/2021

The MSI GE76 Raider Review: Tiger Lake Plus Ampere Equals Framerate

Let us pretend we are desktop people, thinking about building a new system. What would we look for? If we are after a gaming system, clearly we need a...

33 by Brett Howse on 9/8/2021

Zotac ZBOX MAGNUS ONE SFF Gaming PC Review: Desktop Comet Lake Charges Up with Ampere

Zotac has been a pioneer in bringing compact small form-factor (SFF) machines to the market right since the ION days. A few years back, they also got into the...

19 by Ganesh T S on 8/13/2021

NVIDIA Announces RTX A2000 Video Card: Low Profile & Low Power for ProViz

As part of a suite of SIGGRAPH-related announcements, NVIDIA this morning is announcing a new addition to their RTX line of professional video cards, the RTX A2000. Following NVIDIA’s...

33 by Ryan Smith on 8/10/2021

NVIDIA Unveils PCIe version of 80GB A100 Accelerator: Pushing PCIe to 300 Watts

As part of today’s burst of ISC 2021 trade show announcements, NVIDIA this morning is announcing that they’re bringing the 80GB version of their A100 accelerator to the PCIe...

16 by Ryan Smith on 6/28/2021

NVIDIA Announces GeForce RTX 3080 Ti & 3070 Ti: Upgraded Ampere Cards Coming in June

The second major keynote of the day for Computex comes from NVIDIA, who has taken to the virtual showfloor to discuss new products for both gamers and the enterprise...

50 by Ryan Smith on 6/1/2021

Ampere Roadmap Update: Switching to In-House CPU Designs, 128+ 5nm Cores in 2022

Today we’re seeing an Ampere roadmap update: Beyond 128-core Altra Max perf reiterations, and announcing a Microsoft cloud win, the company discloses they’re switching from Neoverse to a new...

160 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/19/2021

NVIDIA Launches GeForce RTX 3050 and RTX 3050 Ti for Laptops

Coinciding with today’s launch of Intel’s Tiger Lake-H CPUs for high performance laptops, NVIDIA is also using the occasion to launch their latest lineup of laptop video cards, the...

30 by Ryan Smith on 5/11/2021

The Razer Blade 15 (2021) Review: Amped Up With Ampere

The original Razer Blade tested the laptop waters for a company more known for gaming peripherals such as keyboards and mice, but the Blade lineup has transformed into a...

44 by Brett Howse on 3/11/2021

Launching Today: NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3060 - Aiming For Mainstream At $329

NVIDIA this morning is launching their previously announced GeForce RTX 3060. First unveiled back at CES 2021, the latest member of the GeForce RTX 30 series is continuing NVIDIA’s...

118 by Ryan Smith on 2/25/2021

NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3060 Gets a Release Date: February 25th

NVIDIA this morning has sent over a quick note revealing the release date for their next GeForce desktop video card, the RTX 3060. The mainstream(ish) video card, previously revealed...

74 by Ryan Smith on 2/12/2021

NVIDIA Launches Server Certification Program, Offering Direct Technical Support

While a good deal of NVIDIA’s success in servers over the last decade has of course come from their proficient GPUs, as a business NVIDIA these days is much...

10 by Ryan Smith on 1/26/2021

NVIDIA Reveals GeForce RTX 3060: Launching Late February For $329

Alongside today’s CES-centric announcement of their new GeForce RTX 30 series parts for laptops, NVIDIA also offered an in-depth reveal of their next desktop graphics card, the GeForce RTX...

39 by Ryan Smith on 1/12/2021

NVIDIA Announces GeForce RTX 30 Series for Laptops: Mobile Ampere Available Jan. 26th

As the cornerstone of their CES 2021 keynote, NVIDIA today has announced their GeForce RTX 30 series graphics adapters for laptops. Based on the same Ampere architecture and the...

24 by Ryan Smith on 1/12/2021

The NVIDIA GeForce CES 2021 Live Blog: Game On

Kicking off in a few minutes is NVIDIA's keynote for CES 2021. Dubbed “GeForce RTX: Game On”, the keynote is going to be presented by Jeff Fisher, NVIDIA’s Senior...

21 by Ryan Smith & Andrei Frumusanu on 1/12/2021

The Ampere Altra Review: 2x 80 Cores Arm Server Performance Monster

Earlier in the year we have a good look at the first ever Arm Neoverse-N1 CPU in the form s of the Graviton2 from Amazon. Whilst that chip was...

148 by Andrei Frumusanu on 12/18/2020

NVIDIA Schedules GeForce CES Presentation for January 12th

Even though the 2021 edition of CES will be an entirely virtual affair due to the ongoing coronoavirus pandemic, a number of major companies have still been lining up...

40 by Ryan Smith on 12/16/2020

Launching This Week: NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, A Smaller Bite of Ampere For $400

After a short holiday break, NVIDIA’s gradual rollout of their Ampere family of GeForce video cards is resuming this week with the launch of the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti...

54 by Ryan Smith on 12/1/2020

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