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NVIDIA "Ada Lovelace" Architecture Designed for N5, GeForce Returns to TSMC

NVIDIA's upcoming "Ada Lovelace" architecture, both for compute and graphics, is reportedly being designed for the 5 nanometer silicon fabrication node by TSMC. This marks NVIDIA's return to the Taiwanese foundry after its brief excursion to Samsung, with the 8 nm "Ampere" graphics architecture. "Ampere" compute dies continue to be built on TSMC 7 nm nodes. NVIDIA is looking to double the compute performance on its next-generation GPUs, with throughput approaching 70 TFLOP/s, from a numeric near-doubling in CUDA cores, generation-over-generation. These will also be run at clock speeds above 2 GHz. One can expect "Ada Lovelace" only by 2022, as TSMC N5 matures.

ZOTAC Launches the MEK HERO High-performance Gaming Desktop Series

ZOTAC USA Inc., a manufacturer of innovative hardware solutions, is excited to announce the market launch of the newest addition to the popular MEK gaming desktop series. Introducing the MEK HERO PC Gaming series - bringing PC gamers a high-performance gaming desktop with hassle-free operation and unrivaled quality.

Powered by ZOTAC and exclusive for the United States, the MEK HERO series features ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 30 series graphics, AMD's latest Ryzen 5000 series processors, and EK liquid cooling. "The MEK HERO is an advanced extension of our hardcore gaming line," said Gary Lau, President of ZOTAC USA Inc. "It's designed to meet the demands of modern games from fast-paced FPS to immersive simulations, and our component partners help us achieve our goal to build a hassle-free high-performance gaming PC with unparalleled stability and compatibility," he explained.

MANLI Launches GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Graphics Cards Lineup

Manli Technology Group, Limited is proud to announce the Manli GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Gallardo. It will be based on the NVIDIA Ampere architecture. Building upon RTX, the second-generation of GPUs will feature new RT Cores, Tensor Cores, and streaming multiprocessors. The RT and Tensor Cores both have double the throughput as before. There are 10,240 CUDA cores onboard powering the 3080 Ti Gallardo. It also possesses 12 GB of GDDR6X memory, and memory speeds of up to 19 Gbps. Boost clock has been increased to 1680 MHz. The performance makes the 3080 Ti Gallardo a legitimate challenger as a top of the class graphics card.

The 3080 Ti Gallardo comes with a familiar triple fan front plate, in a slightly more sophisticated shade of gray. There are also four apertures on the shroud for the lighting elements below. The LEDs are software-controllable. The aluminium back plate lends structural rigidity to the 3-slot GPU. Six copper composite heat pipes and segmented heat sink design help to effectively dissipate heat. A-acceleration will be greatly empowered by the onboard technology, and this inspired the packaging design. The front features a colorful explosion of connections representing the unlocked potential the new GPUs provides.

Data is Beautiful: 10 Years of AMD and NVIDIA GPU Innovation Visualized

Using our graphics card database, which is managed by our very own T4CFantasy, reddit user u/Vito_ponfe_Andariel created some basic charts mapping out the data points from our expansive, industry-leading GPU database. In these charts, the user compares technological innovation for both AMD and NVIDIA's GPUs in the last ten years, plotting out the performance evolution of the "best available GPU" per year in terms of performance, performance per dollar (using the database's launch price metric), energy consumption, performance per transistor, and a whole lot of other data correlation sets.

It's interesting to note technological changes in these charts and how they relate to the overall values. For example, if you look at the performance per transistor graph, you'll notice that performance per transistor has actually declined roughly 20% with the transition from NVIDIA's Pascal (GTX 1080 Ti) to the Turing (RTX 20-series) architecture. At the same time, AMD's performance per transistor exploded around 40% from Vega 64 to the RX 5700 XT graphics card. This happens, in part, due to the introduction of raytracing-specific hardware on NVIDIA's Turing, which takes up transistor counts without aiding in general shading performance - while AMD benefited from a new architecture in RDNA as well as the process transition from 14 nm to 7 nm. We see this declining performance behavior again with AMD's introduction of the RX 6800 XT from AMD, which loses some 40% in this performance per transistor metric - likely due to the introduction of RT cores and other architectural changes. There are of course other variables to the equation, but it is nonetheless interesting to note. Look after the break for the rest of the charts.

NVIDIA and Global Partners Launch New HGX A100 Systems to Accelerate Industrial AI and HPC

NVIDIA today announced it is turbocharging the NVIDIA HGX AI supercomputing platform with new technologies that fuse AI with high performance computing, making supercomputing more useful to a growing number of industries.

To accelerate the new era of industrial AI and HPC, NVIDIA has added three key technologies to its HGX platform: the NVIDIA A100 80 GB PCIe GPU, NVIDIA NDR 400G InfiniBand networking, and NVIDIA Magnum IO GPUDirect Storage software. Together, they provide the extreme performance to enable industrial HPC innovation.

NVIDIA Reportedly Cutting RTX 2060 Fabrication to Focus on RTX 30-series

NVIDIA is reported to be cutting down on production of its highly popular RTX 2060 graphics card, in a bid to increase production of the RTX 30-series graphics cards that still elude most consumers looking to get one on their gaming rig. The decision may be motivated by increased margins on RTX 30-series products, as well as by the continuing component shortage in the industry, with even GDDR6 becoming a limiting factor to production capability.

While one might consider this a strange move at face value (Turing is manufactured on TSMC's 12 nm node, whilst Ampere is manufactured on Samsung's 8 nm), the fact of the matter is that there are a multitude of components required for GPUs besides the graphics processing silicon proper; and NVIDIA essentially sells ready-to-produce kits to AICs (Add-in-Card Partners) which already include all the required components, circuitry, and GPU slice to put together. And since supply on most components and even simple logic is currently strained, every component in an RTX 2060-allocated kit could be eating into final production capacity for the RTX 30-series graphics cards - hence the decision to curb the attempt to satiate pent-up demand with a last-generation graphics card and instead focusing on current-gen hardware.

MAINGEAR Launches New NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Desktops

MAINGEAR—an award-winning PC system integrator of custom gaming desktops, notebooks, and workstations—today announced that the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is now available to configure within MAINGEAR's product line of award-winning custom gaming desktop PCs and workstations.

Powered by Ampere—NVIDIA's 2nd gen RTX architecture, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti features enhanced performance for a more immersive, jaw-dropping gaming experience. NVIDIA's 2nd gen RTX architecture delivers real-time raytracing effects—including shadows, reflections, and Ambient Occlusion (AO)—allowing the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti to take gaming graphics to new heights with ultra-realistic 3D visuals. The groundbreaking NVIDIA DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) 2.0 AI technology utilizes Tensor Core AI processors to boost frame rates while producing sharp, uncompromised visual fidelity comparable to high native resolutions.

PNY XLR8 Unveils its GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti Graphics Cards

PNY announced today the expansion of its NVIDIA GeForce RTX XLR8 Gaming family of GPUs with the addition of the new PNY XLR8 Gaming GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and GeForce RTX 3070 Ti. Powered by the NVIDIA Ampere architecture, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti delivers an incredible leap in performance and fidelity with acclaimed features such as raytracing, NVIDIA DLSS performance-boosting AI, NVIDIA Reflex latency-reduction, NVIDIA Broadcast streaming features and additional memory that allows it to speed through the most popular creator applications as well.

The GeForce RTX 3080 Ti delivers the ultra-performance that gamers crave, allowing for blistering 4K and 1440p gameplay. It's built with enhanced RT Cores and Tensor Cores, new streaming multiprocessors, and superfast G6X memory for an amazing gaming experience. Featuring 12 GB of superfast GDDR6X memory, and 10240 CUDA cores, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti delivers ultra-performance gamers and content creators demand to get the most out of their system.

GAINWARD Announces GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti Phoenix Graphics Cards

As the leading brand in enthusiastic graphics market, Gainward proudly presents two new Phoenix series for GeForce RTX 30 Series - Gainward GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Phoenix and Gainward GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Phoenix. These new Phoenix GeForce RTX 30 Series Series are powered by NVIDIA Ampere architecture with 2nd gen Ray Tracing cores, 3rd gen Tensor cores and new streaming multiprocessors, bringing stunning visuals, amazingly fast frame rates, and AI acceleration to games and creative applications. It brings you up to 1.9X performance-per-watts over the previous generation.

Gainward GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Phoenix and Gainward GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Phoenix come with new Phoenix cooler design. Fabricating ARGB lighting capability, by using the latest Expertool utility, it provides customized lighting effect to suit gamers own style while gaming.

Palit Announces GeForce RTX 3080 Ti & RTX 3070 Ti GameRock, GamingPro

Palit Microsystems Ltd, the leading graphics card manufacturer, today launched the GeForce RTX RTX 3080 Ti, RTX 3070 Ti GameRock and GamingPro Series powered by the NVIDIA Ampere architecture.

The Palit GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Series is equipped with patented Double-U Heat Pipes. The heat pipes enable 20% more heat dissipation area to reduce max. 5°C GPU temperature. With the heat pipes meticulously molded into U-shape, the 6 heat pipes can offer 6+2 bonus effect on temperature reduction to achieve beastly thermal performance.

ASUS Announces GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti ROG Strix (LC) and TUF Graphics Cards

When NVIDIA's Ampere GPUs first stormed onto the scene, the GeForce RTX 3090 created an entirely new category of performance for the highest-resolution, highest-refresh-rate graphics and most demanding GPU compute tasks on the market. Now, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti brings much of the power of that revolutionary graphics card to a wider audience. The RTX 3080 Ti's massive complement of CUDA, RT, and Tensor cores teams up with 12 GB of GDDR6X memory to create a potent package that's tailored for gamers first. And in the hotly contested midrange of the market, the RTX 3070 Ti brings more CUDA, RT, and Tensor cores to bear for mainstream systems.

ASUS has taken advantage of these new, more powerful GPUs to create custom designs that serve up high clock speeds, low temperatures, and whisper-quiet noise levels. The ROG Strix LC GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is our first Ampere card to use a hybrid liquid-cooled design for incredible performance potential, while ROG Strix and TUF Gaming versions of both the RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti deliver distinctly different takes on air cooling.

MSI GeForce RTX 30 Ti Graphics Card Family Assembles For Duty

As a leading brand in True Gaming hardware, MSI is announcing new graphics cards powered by NVIDIA's newly-launched GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti GPUs. Three designs are available for both GPUs - SUPRIM, GAMING TRIO, and VENTUS 3X - and collectively they form the MSI GeForce RTX 30 Ti graphics card family. Built with the MSI essentials, all of our newly announced graphics card products have excellent cooling, optimized circuit board designs, and the latest in graphics card componentry.

Powered by the NVIDIA Ampere architecture, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti deliver an incredible leap in performance and fidelity with acclaimed features such as raytracing, NVIDIA DLSS performance-boosting AI, NVIDIA Reflex latency-reduction, NVIDIA Broadcast streaming features and additional memory that allows it to speed through the most popular creator applications as well.

ZOTAC GAMING Unveils the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti Series

ZOTAC Technology Limited, a global manufacturer of innovation, unveils two mighty additions to the ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 30 Series GPU line-up-the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and 3070 Ti Series. The all-new series are based on thea dvanced NVIDIA Ampere architecture with enhanced CUDA cores, Tensor cores, fast memory, and wide memory bandwidth that bring powerful gaming performance.

The RTX 3080 Ti Series feature the AMP Extreme Holo, AMP Holo, Trinity OC and Trinity models whereas the RTX 3070 Ti Series feature the AMP Extreme Holo, AMP Holo and Trinity. Powered by the NVIDIA Ampere architecture, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti delivers an incredible leap in performance and fidelity with acclaimed features such as raytracing, NVIDIA DLSS performance-boosting AI, NVIDIA Reflex latency-reduction, NVIDIA Broadcast streaming features and additional memory that allows it to speed through the most popular creator applications as well.

COLORFUL Launches GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti Graphics Cards

Colorful Technology Company Limited, a professional manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards, all-in-one gaming and multimedia solutions, and high-performance storage, proudly introduces the COLORFUL iGame GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti graphics cards. The line-up consists of the Vulcan, Advanced OC, and NB models. The all-new GeForce RTX 3070 Ti NB takes a new look with its improved cooling and mightier design. The COLORFUL iGame GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti comes packed with premium features including the One-Key Overclock, customizable RGB lighting, and more to cater to different types of power users, gamers, and PC enthusiasts.

Powered by the NVIDIA Ampere architecture, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti delivers an incredible leap in performance and fidelity with acclaimed features such as raytracing, NVIDIA DLSS performance-boosting AI, NVIDIA Reflex latency-reduction, NVIDIA Broadcast streaming features and additional memory that allows it to speed through the most popular creator applications as well.

Acer Announces the Swift X Featuring NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Laptop GPUs

Acer today introduced the Swift X, the newest member of its popular Swift line of notebooks. Designed to take ultra-portable PC design to the next level, this ultrathin-and-light laptop boasts an AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Mobile Processor with "Zen 3" architecture and the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPUs.

"Acer's new notebook models are designed to offer consumers the widest possible choice of high-performance, ultraportable computing devices," said James Lin, General Manager, Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. "Professionals need a clean-looking notebook that is compact enough to take with them throughout the day, but it also has to be powerful enough to run multiple resource-intensive programs at once. With every device we make, we're always pursuing that balance."

Acer Updates Its Predator Orion and Nitro Gaming Desktops

Acer today announced a refresh to its gaming desktop portfolio that brings updates and enhancements to the series of Predator Orion 3000 and Nitro 50 gaming desktops. Both ranges have been updated to include the latest 11th Gen Intel Core or AMD Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processors, as well as NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs, plus a range of improvements across the board.

The Predator Orion 3000 (P03-630) is designed for gamers who are seeking the best-in-class hardware experience that a mid-tower rig can deliver. With an 11th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 GPU and up to 64 GB of 3200 Hz DDR4 memory, users can do it all—game, stream and edit. This performance is further enhanced by the new Intel Core i7 processor core architecture which transforms hardware and software efficiency, delivers smooth game play, high frame rates, and immersive realism.

NVIDIA Officially Teases RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti

Months of speculation can now start to come to an end, with NVIDIA themselves officially teasing the soon-to-be-released RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti graphics cards. These come in to supplant NVIDIA's previous category leaders RTX 3080 and RTX 3070, updating and increasing their performance so as to better compete with AMD's RDNA2-powered RX 6900 XT and RX 6800 XT. NVIDIA starting to tease these releases now coincides with the COMPUTEX 2021 keynote event, scheduled for next week.

The RTX 3080 Ti will be powered by the Ampere GA102-225 GPU (10,240 active CUDA cores), paired with 12 GB of GDDR6X memory (an increase from the RTX 3080's 10 GB). The RTX 3070 Ti is to feature the GA104-400 GPU (6,144 active CUDA cores) paired with 8 GB of GDDR6X memory, thus increasing overall memory bandwidth over the RTX 3070's GDDR6-enabled one. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti are thus expected to launch in early June. Reviews for the RTX 3080 Ti are to go live on June 3rd, with the product launch coming on June 4th. The RTX 3070 Ti will launch a week later on June 10th.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3080 Ti Possible Release Dates Surface

NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 30-series "Ampere" graphics card family is on course to a refresh, with at least four new Ti SKUs reportedly planned. These include the RTX 3050 TI, RTX 3070 Ti, RTX 3080 Ti, and the RTX 3090 Ti. From these, possible availability dates of the RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3080 Ti surfaced in a Wccftech report. The RTX 3080 Ti is expected to be available on June 3, 2021, with reviews going live on June 2. The RTX 3070 Ti, on the other hand, is expected to be available a week later, on June 10, with reviews going live on June 9. There's no word on availability of the other rumored Ti SKUs, such as the RTX 3050 Ti (desktop) or the RTX 3090 Ti. The RTX 3070 Ti is being designed to better compete against the Radeon RX 6800 under the $600-mark, while the RTX 3080 Ti is designed to check the Radeon RX 6900 XT.

NVIDIA Announces GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Mobile and RTX 3050 Mobile

Alongside Intel's launch of the 11th Gen Core "Tiger Lake-H" desktop processor series, NVIDIA debuted its mid-range GeForce RTX 3050 Ti (mobile) and RTX 3050 (mobile) graphics processors. Both chips are designed with typical 3D power ranging between 35 W and 80 W. Both chips are based on the new 8 nm "GA107" silicon. This "Ampere" chip physically packs 2,560 CUDA cores across 20 streaming multiprocessors, with 80 tensor cores, 20 RT cores, and a 128-bit wide GDDR6 memory interface.

The GeForce RTX 3050 Ti (mobile) appears to be maxing out the GA107 silicon, featuring all 2,560 CUDA cores, 80 tensor cores, 20 RT cores, and 4 GB of GDDR6 memory across the chip's 128-bit wide memory bus. The RTX 3050 is slightly cut down, with 16 out of 20 SM enabled. This works out to 2,048 CUDA cores, 64 tensor cores, and 16 RT cores. The memory remains the same—4 GB GDDR6. Clock speeds will vary wildly depending on the notebook model, but typically, the RTX 3050 Ti can boost up to 1695 MHz, while the RTX 3050 can boost up to 1740 MHz. Both chips take advantage of PCI-Express 4.0 and Resizable BAR. The company didn't reveal memory clocks.

GIGABYTE Launches New GeForce RTX 3050 G5/G7 Gaming Laptops

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the mining trend, the sales of GIGABYTE's newly launched laptops with NVIDIA GeForce RTX Laptop GPUs saw an exponential growth in Q1 2021, and even set the new record of monthly profit in recent years. GIGABYTE is now launching G Series laptops with both the CPU and GPU upgraded to the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, GeForce RTX 3050, and Intel 11th gen H-series processors. With the focus on "multitasking" to appeal to the Gen Z gamers, the G series laptops are built for not just gaming, but provide a beautiful balance of entertainment and work capabilities.

GIGABYTE presents its new products, 15'" G5 and 17" G7 gaming laptops, with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti and RTX 3050. As the award-winning NVIDIA Ampere architecture brings in its groundbreaking rendering efficiency, the RTX 30 Series Laptop GPUs powers up with multiple features, including the support for raytracing technology and advanced AI, presenting more realistic light and shadow effects, allowing players to effortlessly immerse in AAA titles such as Cyberpunk 2077 and Dying Light 2. RTX 30 Series Laptop GPUs also feature the brand-new 3rd generation Max-Q technologies for optimal power and performance, the overall computing speed and gaming experience will be remarkably enhanced.

Arm Announces Neoverse N2 and V1 Server Platforms

The demands of data center workloads and internet traffic are growing exponentially, and new solutions are needed to keep up with these demands while reducing the current and anticipated growth of power consumption. But the variety of workloads and applications being run today means the traditional one-size-fits all approach to computing is not the answer. The industry demands flexibility; design freedom to achieve the right level of compute for the right application.

As Moore's Law comes to an end, solution providers are seeking specialized processing. Enabling specialized processing has been a focal point since the inception of our Neoverse line of platforms, and we expect these latest additions to accelerate this trend.

iBUYPOWER Releases the new Element CL Pro Gaming Desktop

iBUYPOWER, a leading manufacturer of high-performance custom gaming PCs, today released a refresh to its Element CL line of liquid cooled gaming PCs, the Element CL Pro. First announced during the all-digital Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2021, the Element CL Pro will provide support for the new NVIDIA RTX 30 series of graphic cards (GPU).

Expanding upon iBUYPOWER's previously released Element CL hard-line liquid cooled PC's, the Element CL Pro was designed to provide the best-in-class components to customers looking for a powerful PC with the beauty of a custom loop. Maintaining the key features of the Element CL, such as: custom tubing and push-to-connect fittings, front panel distribution plate, and custom addressable RGB (ARGB) GPU and CPU water blocks, the Pro version boasts a new GPU water block to provide support for the latest RTX 3070 and 3080 GPUs. To offset the increased thermal dissipation from the 30 series, iBUYPOWER has outfitted the Element CL Pro with four new 120 mm PWM powered fans designed with a swept blade to increase static pressure.

Lenovo Teases NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 and RTX 3050 Ti Clock Speeds and TGP

NVIDIA is preparing the launch of an entry-level graphics card based on the Ampere architecture, sometimes later in the year, with possible dates being this or the following quarter. The GeForce RTX 3050 and RTX 3050 Ti are supposed to be the slowest SKUs in the whole Ampere lineup, representing the least expensive choice from the entire generation. However, we are wondering what the cards will look like and what are some design choices NVIDIA will introduce to these SKUs. Lenovo, the maker of the popular various kinds of laptops, has accidentally listed these exact SKUs in the specification section of its Legion gaming laptop.

The GPUs in question are NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 and RTX 3050 Ti mobile edition SKUs, probably based on the GA107 GPU SKU. Both versions are equipped with 4 GB of GDDR6 memory running on a 128-bit bus. The regular GeForce RTX 3050 SKU is configurable from a TGP of just 60 to 80 Watts. NVIDIA has a Dynamic Boost technology that will pump that by additional 15 Watts and max it out at 95 Watt SKU, which this laptop uses. The maximum boost clock frequency of these cards is 1695 MHz and 1740 MHz, for the RTX 3050 Ti and RTX 3050 GPUs respectively.

Grab the Stunning "Attic" NVIDIA RTX + DLSS Unreal Engine Interactive Demo, Works on even AMD

We are hosting the NVIDIA "Attic" RTX + DLSS interactive tech-demo in our Downloads section. Developed on Unreal Engine 4, the demo puts you in the bunny-slippers of a little girl playing around in her attic. This is no normal attic, it's her kingdom, complete with stuff to build a pillow fort, an old CRT TV playing retro NVIDIA commercials, a full-length mirror, really cool old stuff, and decorations. You can explore the place in a first-person perspective.

The interactive demo is brought to life with on-the-fly controls for RTX real-time raytracing and its various features, DLSS performance enhancement, a frame-rate counter, and controls for time-of-day, which alters lighting in the room. The demo shows off raytraced reflections, translucency, global-illumination, direct-illumination, and DLSS. You also get cool gadgets such as the "light cannon" or a reflective orb, that let you play around with dynamic lighting some more. To use this demo, you'll need a machine with an RTX 20-series "Turing" or RTX 30-series "Ampere" graphics card, and Windows 10. The demo also works on Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs. Grab it from the link below.

DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA Unreal Engine 4 RTX & DLSS Demo

GPU Memory Latency Tested on AMD's RDNA 2 and NVIDIA's Ampere Architecture

Graphics cards have been developed over the years so that they feature multi-level cache hierarchies. These levels of cache have been engineered to fill in the gap between memory and compute, a growing problem that cripples the performance of GPUs in many applications. Different GPU vendors, like AMD and NVIDIA, have different sizes of register files, L1, and L2 caches, depending on the architecture. For example, the amount of L2 cache on NVIDIA's A100 GPU is 40 MB, which is seven times larger compared to the previous generation V100. That just shows how much new applications require bigger cache sizes, which is ever-increasing to satisfy the needs.

Today, we have an interesting report coming from Chips and Cheese. The website has decided to measure GPU memory latency of the latest generation of cards - AMD's RDNA 2 and NVIDIA's Ampere. By using simple pointer chasing tests in OpenCL, we get interesting results. RDNA 2 cache is fast and massive. Compared to Ampere, cache latency is much lower, while the VRAM latency is about the same. NVIDIA uses a two-level cache system consisting out of L1 and L2, which seems to be a rather slow solution. Data coming from Ampere's SM, which holds L1 cache, to the outside L2 is taking over 100 ns of latency.
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