Nvidia announced a series of powerful gaming chips on Tuesday, which are designed using Micron’s new storage technology and manufactured by Samsung.
The Santa Clara, California-based company said its GeForce RTX 3090, 3080 and 3070 chips will improve video game graphics with higher performance and twice the performance than previous versions.
Nvidia has long been cooperating with various chip manufacturers to manufacture its equipment. Recently, it relied on Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company to produce the most advanced chips.
Samsung will use its 8 nanometer (nm) chip manufacturing process instead of the latest 5nm process to manufacture new GeForce chips. However, Nvidia officials said that they have customized the process in cooperation with Samsung, so Nvidia chips will be about 10% faster than other Samsung-made chips made using the same 8nm process.
Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang told investors on a conference call last month: “Process technology is much more complicated than numbers. I think people have simplified it to an almost absurd level.” Chip manufacturing technology.
Nvidia’s chips use a variety of techniques to improve graphics performance, such as using an artificial intelligence processor to predict how light moves in the scene, rather than manually calculating each light.
The latest chip also uses a storage technology that Micron has been developing since 2006, called GDDR6X, which can double the amount of data stored in Nvidia chips.
Tom Abby, senior vice president and general manager of Micron’s Computing and Networking Business Unit, said: “Unlike traditional memory, GDDR6X has an unparalleled data rate that can keep pace with game innovation and data-heavy applications.”
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