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AMD Steps Up to 4K Gaming
The new Radeon RX6000 cards, based on the Big Navi chip, double compute power and add a huge cache as well as ray-tracing acceleration, vaulting AMD into the high end of the graphics market.
Imagination Serves Up B-Series GPUs
The top-of-the-line BXT GPUs target Imagination’s traditional premium-smartphone customers, but the lineup can serve everything from consumer products to PC graphics cards and cloud servers.
Mythic Unveils Analog-AI Product
Mythic’s first chip, the M1108, is rated at 35 TOPS with an impressive power efficiency of 6 TOPS per watt. The image-processing accelerator stores up to 113 million weights in its 108 cores.
Cisco Debuts 12.8Tbps Switch Chips
Just 10 months after entering the merchant switch-chip market, Cisco announced its Silicon One 7nm family for data-center and service-provider networks.
Intel Takes First Step in Discrete GPUs
The Xe Max, code-named DG1, is Intel’s first discrete-graphics product in two decades. It will debut later this quarter and targets laptop PCs using Tiger Lake processors.
Flex Logix Shows First AI Chip
At the recent Linley Fall Processor Conference, the startup revealed that its InferX X1 chip is running in its lab, and it announced the X1P1 PCI Express accelerator card.
Imagination Series4 Tiles Tensors
Imagination Technologies’ new IMG Series4 deep-learning accelerators reduce DRAM bandwidth by splitting tensor operations into multilayer groups, keeping most intermediate data on chip.
SiFive VIU7-256 Takes Vector Lead
The VIU7-256 is SiFive’s first vector CPU. The new 64-bit core, which processes 512-bit vectors, is built on the newest RISC-V standard. Preliminary RTL is shipping now.
Cortex-A78C Improves Security
Arm’s newest CPU for the PC market boosts the core count, expands the L3 cache, and improves security. These system-level changes target the CPU for the midrange PCs and mobile gaming.
Groq Gets Connected
Advancing toward production, the startup disclosed additional details about its TSP chip, focusing on the high-speed-I/O subsystem and the initial products, a PCIe accelerator card and a complete server.
Ryzen 5000 Rides Zen 3 to the Top
AMD’s second-generation 7nm CPU drives leadership desktop-PC performance. The Zen 3 microarchitecture increases both single-thread performance and power efficiency.
Ambient’s Analog Cuts AI Power
Startup Ambient Scientific uses analog technology to reduce power for AI inference and training in IoT devices. Its GPX-10 SoC delivers 510 billion operations per second (GOPS) while consuming only 120mW.
Deep AI Retrains Networks at the Edge
Startup Deep AI is enabling infrastructure-edge hardware to perform both retraining and inference. The company licenses its software and RTL for use with FPGA-based accelerator cards from Xilinx.
Untether Delivers At-Memory AI
Using what it calls an at-memory architecture, Untether AI has created a highly power-efficient PCIe card that can achieve a stunning two petaop/s for neural-network inferencing using nearly 800MB of SRAM.
Arm’s SVE2 Enables Shift From Neon
Arm’s second-generation Scalable Vector Extension (SVE2) will enable a transition from the decade-old Neon technology, lifting SIMD performance in smartphones.
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