Chip Wars 2019: What Nvidia, AMD, Intel Announced At CES

11 Jan, 2019 16:51
source: 香港奇点财经 Singularity Financial

A year after the computer chip industry was hit with the twin hacking attacks of Spectre and Meltdown, manufacturers at this week’s CES technology trade show in Las Vegas unveiled new microprocessors designed to avoid the security weaknesses and, of course, improve performance.

What Nvidia announced At CES?

The leading maker of graphics chips had good news for hardcore video gamers. At CES CEO Jensen Huang took the stage to announce that the company was finally bringing its latest Turing chip designs to the mainstream consumer gaming market.

The new GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card will cost $350 and provide 1.5 to 2 times the performance on popular personal computer games as Nvidia’s prior generation GTX 1060 chip. In addition to speeding up gaming, the new card will also be capable of editing 8K video footage, the most data-packed and high-resolution technology in use today. Huang also showed a higher-performance line of graphics chips for laptops called GeForce RTX.

Intel gets back to chip basics at CES 2019

As search for CEO continues, Intel gets back to chip basics at CES 2019 presentation .Following former CEO Brian Krzanich’s rocky resignation last year, Gregory Bryant,  senior vice president for the client computing group, and Navin Shenoy, executive vice president for the data center group, hosted instead.

The two showed off six new desktop chips as part of its ninth-generation Intel Core processor line, confirmed the company is on track to release its new set of 10 nanometer chips starting next year and said its shipping its latest generation of Cascade Lake Intel Xeon data-center chips.

“We’re making very good progress” to bring forward the newest 10nm chips, Shenoy told the crowd.

AMD launches 7nm Ryzen aims at Nvidia, Intel

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) on Wednesday unveiled its next generation smaller and power-efficient computer chip and a graphics processor, aiming at bigger rivals Intel Corp and Nvidia Corp.

Chief Executive Officer Lisa Su, during a keynote address at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, gave a preview of AMD’s third-generation Ryzen CPU chips for desktop users.

AMD will start shipping its Radeon VII (seven) graphics chips, which compete with Nvidia’s gaming chips, from February 7 and the next generation of EPYC server chips in mid-2019, Su said.

All the three chips are based on AMD’s new 7nm manufacturing technology that packs more transistors on smaller chips and can boost performance at lower power.

Last year the company said it would quit trying to develop such advanced manufacturing techniques on its own and would instead turn to outside suppliers such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd.