Intel Battlemage leak gives us hope that maybe there’ll be a more powerful 2nd-gen Arc GPU after all

Intel Battlemage leak gives us hope that maybe there’ll be a more powerful 2nd-gen Arc GPU after all
Intel’s Battlemage graphics cards have been something of a worry of late, what with the lack of leaks around these next-gen GPUs, but we’ve just been treated to another piece of spillage on the 2nd-gen products (following hot on the... Read more

This startup wants to take on Nvidia with a server-on-a-chip to eliminate what it calls an already flawed system — faster GPU, CPU, LPU, TPU or NIC will not deliver the leap that many firms are aiming for

This startup wants to take on Nvidia with a server-on-a-chip to eliminate what it calls an already flawed system — faster GPU, CPU, LPU, TPU or NIC will not deliver the leap that many firms are aiming for
According to Israeli startup NeuReality, many AI possibilities aren’t fully realized due to the cost and complexity of building and scaling AI systems.  Current solutions are not optimized for inference and rely on general-purpose CPUs, which were not designed for... Read more

Samsung is going after Nvidia’s billions with new AI chip — Mach-1 accelerator will combine CPU, GPU and memory to tackle inference tasks but not training

OpenAI quietly slips in update for ChatGPT that allows users to tag their own custom-crafted chatbots
Samsung is reportedly planning to launch its own AI accelerator chip, the ‘Mach-1’, in a bid to challenge Nvidia’s dominance in the AI semiconductor market.  The new chip, which will likely target edge applications with low power consumption requirements, will... Read more

AMD RX 7900 GRE gets a free performance boost – is this now the best mid-range GPU you can buy?

This Chinese version of a popular AMD graphics card is now on sale worldwide - and it's actually worth buying
AMD’s RX 7900 GRE became available to buy in the US (and elsewhere) last month, but with an odd catch on the performance front – the good news being that this hiccup related to overclocking the GPU has now been... Read more

Is the AI GPU the new mainframe? New open source tech allows users to ‘timeshare’ GPU resources for AI purposes for free — reminiscent of the days where scarce resources fosted computing elitism

Is the AI GPU the new mainframe? New open source tech allows users to 'timeshare' GPU resources for AI purposes for free — reminiscent of the days where scarce resources fosted computing elitism
Without an efficient way to squeeze additional computing power from existing infrastructure, organizations are often forced to purchase additional hardware or delay projects. This can lead to longer wait times for results and potentially losing out to competitors. This problem... Read more

Meta sheds more light on how it is evolving Llama 3 training — it relies for now on almost 50,000 Nvidia H100 GPU, but how long before Meta switches to its own AI chip?

First crack in Nvidia AI wall? Meta set to use own AI chips in its servers in 2024 — but it will still use Nvidia H100 GPUs as well in its datacenters for now
Meta has unveiled details about its AI training infrastructure, revealing that it currently relies on almost 50,000 Nvidia H100 GPUs to train its open source Llama 3 LLM.  The company says it will have over 350,000 Nvidia H100 GPUs in... Read more

TikTok owner is quietly doing an ‘Apple’ — ByteDance invests in Chinese memory pioneer, months after a similar move in a GPU vendor, as it plans for an Apple Vision Pro VR rival

TikTok owner is quietly doing an 'Apple' — ByteDance invests in Chinese memory pioneer, months after a similar move in a GPU vendor, as it plans for an Apple Vision Pro VR rival
TikTok’s parent company ByteDance has reportedly quietly invested in Xinyuan Semiconductors, a Chinese memory chip manufacturer.  A report from Pandaily, a tech media site based in Beijing, the move reportedly positions ByteDance as the third-largest shareholder in the chip maker,... Read more

Asus’s latest GPU offering targets businesses with dustproof fans and obsolete connector — RTX 3050 video card is perfect for legacy displays and digital signage use cases

Asus's latest GPU offering targets businesses with dustproof fans and obsolete connector — RTX 3050 video card is perfect for legacy displays and digital signage use cases
Having previously announced GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Dual and Dual OC GPUs, Asus has now added a RTX 3050 LP BRK 6GB graphics card to its range. It doesn’t require power cabling, and sports Asus’s IP5X dust-resistant fans. The new... Read more

‘A single chip to outperform a small GPU data center’: Yet another AI chip firm wants to challenge Nvidia’s GPU-centric world — Taalas wants to have super specialized AI chips

'A single chip to outperform a small GPU data center': Yet another AI chip firm wants to challenge Nvidia's GPU-centric world — Taalas wants to have super specialized AI chips
Toronto-based AI chip startup Taalas has emerged from stealth with $50 million in funding and the lofty aim of revolutionizing the GPU-centric world dominated by Nvidia. Founded by Ljubisa Bajic, Lejla Bajic, and Drago Ignjatovic, all previously from Tenstorrent (the... Read more

AI chip built using ancient Samsung tech is claimed to be as fast as Nvidia A100 GPU — prototype is smaller and much more power efficient but is it just too good to be true?

AI chip built using ancient Samsung tech is claimed to be as fast as Nvidia A100 GPU — prototype is smaller and much more power efficient but is it just too good to be true?
Scientists from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have unveiled an AI chip that they claim can match the speed of Nvidia’s A100 GPU but with a smaller size and significantly lower power consumption. The chip was... Read more