In just two days, Nvidia is expected to unveil its next-gen graphics architecture, Ampere. Technically, Nvidia hasn't confirmed this, but it told us to "Get Amped" for its GTC keynote coming on May 14.
Today, Nvidia uploaded a video to YouTube showing CEO Jensen Huang cooking up something spicy (the video is unlisted at the moment, so kudos go to Andreas Schilling for spotting it):
In the brief clip, Jensen wants to show us something and pulls it out of the oven while the cameraman is hardly able to contain his laughter.
"Okay, ladies and gentlemen, what we've got here is the world's largest graphics card," the exec says.
There's little point in speculating at this point, but this is almost certainly an Ampere-based Tesla graphics card packed with eight GPUs and tied together with an NVLink interconnect. We suspect the GPUs are Nvidia A100s, which haven't been formally announced but are expected to succeed the Pascal-based P100 and Volta-based V100.
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Uh thats one of the system boards in the Nvidia HGX-2 systems. You know that thing that has been sold for years. The format of the GPU is SXM3 - and companies can use that format (Habana and Nvidia are the 2 biggest users of that format) from both Nvidia and Inspur.Admin said:An Nvidia video appears to tease the Ampere graphics architecture ahead of the GTC keynote.
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That grunt gets me every time lolReply
Also, why did they disable the comments?
Looks like it, but how do you know it's not a new generation?Deicidium369 said:Uh thats one of the system boards in the Nvidia HGX-2 systems.
Where do you see that? The V100 datasheet only lists SMX2. SMX3 sounds like next-gen, unreleased stuff.Deicidium369 said:The format of the GPU is SXM3
AFAIK, SMX and SMX2 are Nvidia-proprietary form factors. I don't believe Habana uses it, but feel free to prove me wrong.Deicidium369 said:and companies can use that format (Habana and Nvidia are the 2 biggest users of that format) from both Nvidia and Inspur.
I'm not saying they don't use a similar mezzanine card format, but I don't believe it's SMX-based.
Have you ever read Youtube comments?jitteRs said:Also, why did they disable the comments?
It would just be a cesspool of nvidia haters and even nvidia fanboys that reflect poorly on the company, its products, and its userbase.
Moreover, this product is almost certainly not even aimed at gamers, who would comprise the vast majority of commenters. So, most comments would be irrelevant, at best.
Wait, that's not a leather jacket. This man is an imposter!Reply
It just occurred to me why he had it in the oven. It must run so hot that he put it in an oven to cool it down!Reply
Keep in mind that its predacessor, the DGX-1, clocked in at 3.5 kW.
As for calling it "the world's largest graphics card", I say it doesn't qualify as a graphics card unless it can run all the same software as a conventional graphics card. So, if it truly is a single graphics card, then let's see some gaming benchmarks!Reply
Gaming benchmarks, or it's not a graphics card!
I don't know man, but I find Jen getting more and more cheesy of late. First, the naming convention of "Super" on the graphic card refresh, then now this teaser of him taking a GPU out of the oven.Reply
Probably too warm to wear a leather jacket in front of the oven. Otherwise, the heat may melt his precious leather jacket, so he is not wearing it. He should at least put on an apron to add to cheesiness.MasterMadBones said:Wait, that's not a leather jacket. This man is an imposter!
Wait, you think the oven was actually on?watzupken said:Probably too warm to wear a leather jacket in front of the oven. Otherwise, the heat may melt his precious leather jacket, so he is not wearing it.
Yes. Leather jacket + apron would be more appropriate. Chef's hat would be the finishing touch, but I'm willing to overlook that one in a pandemic.watzupken said:He should at least put on an apron to add to cheesiness.