So, AMD has introduced the world’s first video cards based on a dual-GPU graphics processor. These are the Instinct MI200 line accelerators.
They can be called video cards conditionally, since we are still talking about a specialized accelerator focused on data centers and servers, but technologically it is precisely the GPU and video cards that are simply not created for games.
So, at the moment we are talking about two models: Instinct MI250 and Instinct MI250X. Technically, they differ only in the number of active stream processors in the GPU.
At the heart of both new products is a new GPU, codenamed Aldebaran. It is manufactured using the 6 nm process technology and is based on the CDNA2 architecture. In the case of the Instinct MI250X, it has 220 active computing units, that is, 14,080 stream processors, while the Instinct MI250 has 208 blocks and 13 312 stream processors, respectively. The GPU frequency in both cases is about 1.7 GHz. 128GB of HBM2E memory runs at 3.2GHz, which, combined with an 8192-bit bus, delivers 3.2TB / s of bandwidth.
As a result, the performance of the older model is 47.9 TFLOPS (FP32 and FP64) and 383 TFLOPS (FP16), while the younger model is 45.3, 47.9 and 362 TFLOPS. However, AMD gives another value for the cards – Matrix Performance. MI250X has 95.7 TFLOPS (FP32 and FP64), while MI250 has 90.5 TFLOPS. As a result, AMD not only calls the new solutions the first Exascale class accelerators, but also speaks of the MI250X as the world’s fastest accelerator for high-performance computing and artificial intelligence.
Separately, up to eight channels of the Infinity Fabric interface can be noted for connecting GPUs with Epyc processors. The new items are made in the form factor OCP Acceleration Module with passive cooling and are characterized by a TBP (Total Board Power) of 500 W with a peak value of 560 W. Later versions of MI210 will be released in the form of conventional expansion cards with PCIe interface.
The mid-range Cortex-A715 processor core is comparable to the Cortex-X1 supercore from two years ago. Arm also updated the Cortex-A510
In addition to the new Cortex-X3 supercore, Arm also introduced the Cortex-A715 processor core, which, judging by all its predecessors, will be much more common than the X3.
When compared to the Cortex-A710, Arm claims a 20% power efficiency advantage for the same performance, or a 5% performance improvement for the same power consumption. That is, the emphasis here is on energy efficiency. In addition, the company says the Cortex-A715 is comparable in performance to the Cortex-X1 super-core from two years ago.
No successor has yet been released for the Cortex-A510, but Arm has improved this core, maintaining performance while reducing power consumption by 5%.
Nvidia released the $150 GeForce GTX 1630, and it’s weaker than the $140 GTX 1050 Ti six years ago. There are great reviews of new items
Nvidia has introduced the GeForce GTX 1630, which can be called a severely stripped-down version of the GTX 1650. What is a card so primitive by modern standards capable of? Large reviews have already appeared on the Web, and we will take the TechPowerUp material as a basis.
As you can see, in Full HD, and at higher resolutions, such a card does not make sense, the GTX 1630 is very far behind even the Radeon RX 6400. The junior AMD adapter is ahead by almost 60%, and this is an abyss.
If you look at the average performance in games, we are talking about only 24 fps, that is, on average, the new product is not able to provide proper performance in modern games at maximum settings. Unfortunately, there is nothing in the list of source adapters that even roughly matches the GTX 1630. But if you look at older reviews, you can find that the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti at one time lagged behind the GTX 1650 not as much as the GTX 1630 lagged behind That is, the new Nvidia is even a little weaker than the GTX 1050 Ti. Actually, tests from other sources confirm this.
And here it would be useful to remember that the GTX 1050 Ti was introduced in 2016 and was priced at that time at $140. And the GTX 1630 costs $150. That is, Nvidia in 2022 released a video card of about the same level and at about the same price as six years ago.
Of the rest, only power consumption can be noted. In games, the adapter requires only about 50 watts, and the maximum that we managed to achieve from the card is 71 watts.
$7,000 for 64 cores up to 4.5GHz. AMD Threadripper 5000WX processors launched in China
At first there were rumors about this, then AMD officially confirmed everything: the powerful AMD Threadripper 5000WX processors will go on sale and become available to everyone. As it turned out, the CPU is already available in China.
The official start of sales is in July, at the same time the recommended retail prices will be announced. In the meantime, sellers are asking for Threadripper 5000WX much more than what they asked for their predecessors. Thus, the 64-core Threadripper 5995WX is offered for $7,030, while the official cost of the Threadripper 3995WX is $5,850. The 32-core Threadripper 5975WX is priced at $3,590, while its predecessor, the Threadripper 3975WX, is officially listed at $2,750. The Threadripper 5965WX is also available in China for the equivalent of $2,570.
The 16-core 5955WX and the 12-core 5945WX were left behind. Maybe they won’t go to retail at all.
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