Why it matters: Over the previous numerous years, Chinese business have actually been hectic establishing x86 processors, DRAM, and NAND memory that might quickly change the requirement for foreign services. In the meantime, nobody discovered that a business called Innosilicon has actually established the very first Chinese graphics card that’s capable of video gaming.
While everybody seeking to purchase a GPU has their eyes set on what AMD, Nvidia, and Intel are doing, it’s simple to miss out on the peaceful work of Chinese business seeking to get into the customer and server GPU markets. Back in September, we found out that Jingjia Micro (likewise called Jingjiawei) was evaluating 2 graphics cards– a lower end design that is stated to be as effective as a GeForce GTX 1050 or Radeon RX 560, and a greater end design that might measure up to something like a GeForce GTX 1080 or an RX Vega 64
Jingjiawei isn’t the only Chinese business attempting to establish a GPU. Innosilicon set out on a comparable course by partnering with a business called Xiandong, who currently has some experience in making server GPUs. The 2 business made a graphics card they call the Fenghua 1 and can be utilized as a calculate accelerator card for the information center or as a desktop graphics card.
Interestingly, the Fenghua 1 is based upon PowerVR IP from Imagination Technologies It likewise supports APIs like OpenGL, Vulkan, OpenGL ES, OpenCL, and DirectX, which is a very first for any Chinese GPU. And given that it’s likewise targeted at the customer market, it features an HDMI 2.1 port, a DisplayPort 1.4, and even a DVI port.
Not much is learnt about the hardware itself, however the statement does state the card includes Micron GDDR6X video memory, which the GPU is based upon among Innosilicon’s Innolink chiplet styles. In addition, the card works with the PCIe 4.0 requirement and works under Windows, Linux, and Android environments, however journalism release does not inform us anything helpful about its efficiency. The only number we get is FP32 efficiency, which is ranked at 6 teraflops. For referral, AMD’s RX 6600 can 7.3 teraflops and Nvidia’s GTX 1660 SUPER can reach a hair over 5 teraflops.
Another tip about the capacity of the brand-new Fenghua 1 graphics card originates from Imagination Technologies chief marketing officer David Harold. Back in October 2020, he stated the 11 th generation PowerVR architecture has 70 percent much better performance-per-watt when compared to existing desktop GPUs.
If real, this claim might speak with the energy performance of the Fenghua 1, however we’ll need to wait and see how it carries out in real life jobs versus existing services from Nvidia, AMD, and Intel.
The brand-new graphics card is anticipated to appear to customers at some point in the 2022-2023 timeframe.