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NVIDIA DGX A100 - Inside View (Image: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang will deliver the GTC address on YouTube on May 14 and cover the company's latest innovations in AI, data science, healthcare, and graphics. All companies talk of their achievements in their specialized field of expertise, but what has got the geeks in a tizzy is a teaser video that shows Huang showing a glimpse of the "world's largest graphic card".

The GTC 2020 Keynote address was to be delivered on March 23 at San Jose, California but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. NVIDIA moved the event online. GTC Digital has attracted more than 45,000 registered users who have participated in 300 recorded talks. In the teaser video, CEO Huang says that there is something cooking in his kitchen, and then he pulls out the giant graphic card from the oven. Going by the way Huang is holding the GPU, it seems to be pretty heavy though NVIDIA has made no revelation about the GPU anywhere.

The internet has almost exploded with speculations from the geek population, with some believing that the new graphics card will be carrying the latest GPU architecture named Ampere. It is supposed to be a part of the GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3070 series.

The next-gen GPU is touted to be 75 percent faster than the current one and offers 50 percent more performance at half the power of Turing, the current GPU architecture.

The new Ampere family of GPUs will be GA103 and GA104. GA103 will reportedly be powering the GeForce RTX 3080, according to netizens who follow NVIDIA.

GA103 will reportedly pack 3840 stream processors, 60 SMs, and 10/20GB of GDDR6 on a 320-bit memory bus. The 10/20GB VRAM option is a first, according to tweaktown. The GA104 will have 3072 stream processors, 48 SMs, and 8/16GB GDDR6 on a 256-bit memory bus -- this will take form in the GeForce RTX 3070, says the website.

Gamers are of the opinion that the general version of the GA103 card will have 10GB of GDDR6, while the pro levels cards in the Quadro RTX 3000 series will carry 20GB. NVIDIA might even offer 20GB of VRAM on a GeForce RTX 3080, but it is doubtful, say gamers.

The expected specs of the new GPU Ampere series:

GA103 (GeForce RTX 3080)

10/20GB GDDR6
320-bit memory interface
60 SMs
3480 stream processors
GA104 (GeForce RTX 3070)

8/16GB GDDR6
256-bit memory interface
48 SMs
3072 stream processors

According to initial news, the new GPU is expected to be built at the TSMC facility, the factory partner of NVIDIA. It will be built on a 7-nanometer manufacturing process. These Ampere-based GPUs will have thousands of cores dedicated to non-graphics tasks (CUDA cores), AI work (Tensor Cores), and real-time ray tracing (RT cores). AI 100 will be primarily used in data centers. The latest data center push is in response to the pandemic during which the need for cloud-computing has risen.

Update: CEO Huang said at a press meet, "My expectation is that Ampere is going to do remarkably well. It's our best data center GPU ever made and it capitalizes on nearly a decade of our data center experience."

Nvidia is boosting its Tensor cores to make them easier to use for developers, and the A100 will also include 19.5 teraflops of FP32 performance, 6,912 CUDA cores, 40GB of memory, and 1.6TB/s of memory bandwidth, revealed the company.



Nvidia is combining these GPUs into a stacked AI system that will power its supercomputers in data centers around the world. Nvidia is also including 15TB of Gen4 NVMe internal storage to power AI training tasks. Researchers and scientists using the DGX A100 systems will be able to split workloads into up to 56 instances, spreading smaller tasks across the powerful GPUs.

"If you take a look at the way modern data centers are architected, the workloads they have to do are more diverse than ever," explains Huang. "Our approach going forward is not to just focus on the server itself but to think about the entire data center as a computing unit. Going forward I believe the world is going to think about data centers as a computing unit and we're going to be thinking about data center-scale computing. No longer just personal computers or servers, but we're going to be operating on the data center scale."

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090

Nvidia's most awaiting and powerful GeForce RTX 3080 has retailed out, bet here are the retailers to check out.

It's deja vu for Nvidia as the novel GeForce RTX 3090 has sold out instants after it was released, much like the GeForce RTX 3080 did.

Nvidia pre-empted that the RTX 3090 would sell out reckless despite its £1,499 price tag and say sorry in advance that a lot of people will brawl to get one. But it also said that the RTX 3090 isn't actually for the average gamer, and is in its place aimed at specialists, researchers, and people with the means to game at 8K.

With this in mind, the GeForce RTX 3080 is perhaps the graphics card to go for, expressly as it's only 10 to 15 percent gentler than the RTX 3090 when gaming at 4K. And at $699, it's a lot cheaper.

However, some might be truly upset at not being bright to get an RTX 3080 and have decided to gurgle the cash on the RTX 3090. So here are a list of retailers selling the unbelievably influential graphics card; all are out of stock as of this writing, but you can check back frequently to see if RTX 3090 supplies have been restocked.

Sales of Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3090 have ongoing and the same time most the stores are out of stock unfortunately. The company’s greatest authoritative GPU, which bests the recital of the flagship RTX 3080, is evidencing to be a prevalent option for more than just fanatic PC gamers. Creatives, data scientists, and those working in artificial intelligence are destined to find the exclusive tech in the RTX 3090 useful.

At $1,499, the RTX 3090 costs extra than duple the $699 RTX 3080. Although it definitely is Nvidia’s wildest gaming silicon right now, is Nvidia’s controlling GPU a binge that gamers should take on? Here are the things that initial benchmarks, tests, and reviews are saying about the RTX 3090.

A limited publications, including PC Gamer, were caught off lookout by the utter size of the card. The size means that your getup should be big adequate to lodge the card, if you’re ruthless for Nvidia’s best silicon, so dense desktops essential not smear here. Even if you have a desktop with cosmos to fit the BFGPU, you may not famine to move your rig around too often to avert the card from shifting around and ruining your PCIe slot.

If you’re beholding at a multi-GPU setup, one entity to note is that the new fan design means that hot air gets blown back into your PC case rather than uttering out with a traditional blower-style design. For a single-GPU setup, the fan design was actual current, PC World noted, drawing more than 500 watts and running at just 68 degrees under load.


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