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GPU

Updated: 2022-08-01

3 players: Nvidia Geforce, AMD Radeon, Intel ARC Alchemist.

NVIDIA

Geforce

Generations:

  • GEFORCE RTX 40 SERIES (2022H2?): Lovelace architecture.
  • GEFORCE RTX 30 SERIES (2020): Ampere architecture.
  • GEFORCE RTX 20 SERIES (2018): Turing architecture.
  • GEFORCE GTX 16 SERIES (2019):
    • 16 series is based on the same Turing architecture used in thes 20 series, but omitting the Tensor (AI) and RT (ray tracing).
    • SUPER version: with GDDR6.

(R for Ray tracing)

Suffix:

  • (no suffix): standard version.
  • SUPER: super version.
  • Ti: Titanium version.

Data Center

NVIDIA A100 TENSOR CORE GPU: Powered by the NVIDIA Ampere Architecture, A100 is the engine of the NVIDIA data center platform.

Architecture

Name Since Process
Ampere 2020 TSMC 7 nm N7
Turing 2018 TSMC 12 nm FinFET
Volta TSMC 12 nm FFN
Pascal TSMC 16 nm FinFET+

Links

AMD - Radeon

  • Radeon RX 6000 series, RDNA 2 architecture, since 2020
  • Radeon RX 5000 series, RDNA architecturep, since 2019

RDNA = Radeon DNA, the microarchitecture.

Suffix:

  • XT: the most powerful

Intel ARC

Graphic solutions: hardware + software + services. (Similar to Geforce Now?)

Naming:

  • Alchemist (2022)
  • Battlemage
  • Celestial
  • Druid

Based on the Xe-HPG (high-performance graphics) microarchitecture. Built with Xe-cores featuring 16 vector engines, and 16 matrix engines, with 256 and 1024 bits respectively per engine.

Features: Xe Super Sampling, Deep Link, and Ray Tracing.