Published: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 | By: Dennis
Powered by Ada Lovelace Architecture and DLSS 3; Third-Gen RTX up to 4x Faster Than NVIDIA Ampere Architecture GPUs
NVIDIA today unveiled the GeForce RTX® 40 Series of GPUs, designed to deliver revolutionary performance for gamers and creators, led by its new flagship, the RTX 4090 GPU, with up to 4x the performance of its predecessor.
The world’s first GPUs based on the new NVIDIA® Ada Lovelace architecture, the RTX 40 Series delivers massive generational leaps in performance and efficiency, and represents a new era of real-time ray tracing and neural rendering, which uses AI to generate pixels.
“The age of RTX ray tracing and neural rendering is in full steam, and our new Ada Lovelace architecture takes it to the next level,” said Jensen Huang, NVIDIA’s founder and CEO, at the GeForce® Beyond: Special Broadcast at GTC.
“Ada provides a quantum leap for gamers and paves the way for creators of fully simulated worlds. With up to 4x the performance of the previous generation, Ada is setting a new standard for the industry,” he said.
DLSS 3 Generates Entire Frames for Faster Game Play
Huang also announced NVIDIA DLSS 3 — the next revolution in the company’s Deep Learning Super Sampling neural-graphics technology for games and creative apps. The AI-powered technology can generate entire frames for massively faster game play. It can overcome CPU performance limitations in games by allowing the GPU to generate entire frames independently.
The technology is coming to the world’s most popular game engines, such as Unity and Unreal Engine, and has received support from many of the world’s leading game developers, with more than 35 games and apps coming soon.
Additionally, the RTX 40 Series GPUs feature a range of new technological innovations, including:
- Streaming multiprocessors with up to 83 teraflops of shader power — 2x over the previous generation.
- Third-generation RT Cores with up to 191 effective ray-tracing teraflops — 2.8x over the previous generation.
- Fourth-generation Tensor Cores with up to 1.32 Tensor petaflops — 5x over the previous generation using FP8 acceleration.
- Shader Execution Reordering (SER) that improves execution efficiency by rescheduling shading workloads on the fly to better utilize the GPU’s resources. As significant an innovation as out-of-order execution was for CPUs, SER improves ray-tracing performance up to 3x and in-game frame rates by up to 25%.
- Ada Optical Flow Accelerator with 2x faster performance allows DLSS 3 to predict movement in a scene, enabling the neural network to boost frame rates while maintaining image quality.
- Architectural improvements tightly coupled with custom TSMC 4N process technology results in an up to 2x leap in power efficiency.
- Dual NVIDIA Encoders (NVENC) cut export times by up to half and feature AV1 support. The NVENC AV1 encode is being adopted by OBS, Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve, Discord and more.
New Ray-Tracing Tech for Even More Immersive Games
For decades, rendering ray-traced scenes with physically correct lighting in real time has been considered the holy grail of graphics. At the same time, geometric complexity of environments and objects has continued to increase as 3D games and graphics strive to provide the most accurate representations of the real world.
Achieving physically accurate graphics requires tremendous computational horsepower. Modern ray-traced games like Cyberpunk 2077 run over 600 ray-tracing calculations for each pixel just to determine lighting — a 16x increase from the first ray-traced games introduced four years ago.
The new third-generation RT Cores have been enhanced to deliver 2x faster ray-triangle intersection testing and include two important new hardware units. An Opacity Micromap Engine speeds up ray tracing of alpha-test geometry by a factor of 2x, and a Micro-Mesh Engine generates micro-meshes on the fly to generate additional geometry. The Micro-Mesh Engine provides the benefits of increased geometric complexity without the traditional performance and storage costs of complex geometries.
Creativity Redefined With RTX Remix, New AV1 Encoders
The RTX 40 Series GPUs and DLSS 3 deliver advancements for NVIDIA Studio creators. 3D artists can render fully ray-traced environments with accurate physics and realistic materials, and view the changes in real time, without proxies.
Video editing and live streaming also get a boost from improved GPU performance and the inclusion of new dual, eighth-generation AV1 encoders. The NVIDIA Broadcast software development kit has three updates, now available for partners, including Face Expression Estimation, Eye Contact and quality improvements to Virtual Background.
NVIDIA Omniverse™ — included in the NVIDIA Studio suite of software — will soon add NVIDIA RTX Remix, a modding platform to create stunning RTX remasters of classic games. RTX Remix allows modders to easily capture game assets, automatically enhance materials with powerful AI tools, and quickly enable RTX with ray tracing and DLSS.
Portal Is RTX ON!
RTX Remix has been used by NVIDIA Lightspeed Studios to reimagine Valve’s iconic video game Portal, regarded as one of the best video games of all time. Advanced graphics features such as full ray tracing and DLSS 3 give the game a striking new look and feel. Portal with RTX will be released as free, official downloadable content for the classic platformer with RTX graphics in November, just in time for Portal’s 15th anniversary.
The GeForce RTX 4090 and 4080: The New Ultimate GPUs
The RTX 4090 is the world’s fastest gaming GPU with astonishing power, acoustics and temperature characteristics. In full ray-traced games, the RTX 4090 with DLSS 3 is up to 4x faster compared to last generation’s RTX 3090 Ti with DLSS 2. It is also up to 2x faster in today’s games while maintaining the same 450W power consumption. It features 76 billion transistors, 16,384 CUDA® cores and 24GB of high-speed Micron GDDR6X memory, and consistently delivers over 100 frames per second at 4K-resolution gaming. The RTX 4090 will be available on Wednesday, Oct. 12, starting at $1,599.
The company also announced the RTX 4080, launching in two configurations. The RTX 4080 16GB has 9,728 CUDA cores and 16GB of high-speed Micron GDDR6X memory, and with DLSS 3 is 2x as fast in today’s games as the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and more powerful than the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti at lower power. The RTX 4080 12GB has 7,680 CUDA cores and 12GB of Micron GDDR6X memory, and with DLSS 3 is faster than the RTX 3090 Ti, the previous-generation flagship GPU.
Both RTX 4080 configurations will be available in November, with prices starting at $1,199 and $899, respectively.
Where to Buy
The GeForce RTX 4090 and 4080 GPUs will be available as custom boards, including stock-clocked and factory-overclocked models, from top add-in card providers such as ASUS, Colorful, Gainward, Galaxy, GIGABYTE, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac.
The RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 (16GB) are also produced directly by NVIDIA in limited Founders Editions for fans wanting the NVIDIA in-house design.
Look for the GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs in gaming systems built by Acer, Alienware, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo and MSI, leading system builders worldwide, and many more.
Published: Wednesday, September 14, 2022 | By: Dennis
People often forget about the computer monitor when building a PC and boy, are they surprised when they do that first power up and can't see nuffin. Well, if you pick up one of these 24 inch 1080p panels from AOC you'll not only get to see pretty moving pictures but also experience the joys of a 360 hurtz refresh.
It’s interesting how for a lot of people higher resolution and larger screen size are important, but when it comes to competitive gaming. The pros have a slightly different focus, huge monitors aren’t useful or even possible for events and the singular focus is a high refresh rate. Part of getting that high refresh rate also means that high resolutions aren’t a good idea because of the processing power needed to get your performance up in the range to match with an ultra-high refresh rate so 1080p is still the norm. This is where monitors like the Agon Pro AG254FG from AOC come into play. It is pushing the limits for LAN events with its 24.5-inch screen size that they consider 25 inches but it is running 1080p with a refresh rate of 360 Hz which even just a few years ago would have been a crazy number. Of course, AOC didn’t just touch on those main features, the AG254FG does have a lot more going on so today I’m going to check it out and see what it is all about.
Be sure to check out the review on LanOC, and tell'em we sent ya.
Published: Thursday, September 8, 2022 | By: Dennis
San Jose, USA, September 6, 2022 – Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory solutions, is proud to announce the Lexar® Professional NM800PRO M.2 2280 PCIe Gen4x4 NVMe SSD, with a heatsink model also available. It is engineered for hardcore gamers, professionals and creators who demand high-performance computing.
The Lexar® Professional NM800 M.2 2280 NVMe SSD provides maximum SSD performance that puts you in the computing fast lane with speeds up to 7500MB/s read and 6500MB/s write1. With blazing-fast performance, the Lexar® NM800 PRO SSD leverages the 12nm controller to produce lower power consumption and longer battery life for all your high-performance computing needs.
Unlike traditional hard disk drives, the Lexar® NM800PRO SSD has no moving parts, so it’s built to last. On top of that, it’s also shock and vibration resistant2, making it one robust and reliable SSD.
- Unparalleled speed PCIe Gen4x4 interface: 7500MB/s read and 6500MB/s write – NVMe 1.4
- Get 2x faster speeds than PCIe 3.0 SSDs
- Adopts the latest 12nm controller providing lower power consumption and longer battery life
- Designed for hardcore gamers, professionals and creators
- Shock and vibration resistant with no moving parts
NM800PRO with Heatsink
- Next-Gen PCIe Gen4x4 SSD Technology with cooling Heatsink-compatible with PlayStation5 and PCs.
- Integrated Heatsink reduces heat for better performance and power efficiency to level up your gaming experience. Able to reduce temperatures by up to 30%.
- Unparalleled speed PCIe Gen4x4 interface: 7500MB/s read and 6500MB/s write– NVMe 1.4
- Leverages the latest 12nm controller providing lower power consumption and longer battery life.
- Large capacity options up to 2TB
- Designed for hardcore gamers, professionals and creators
- Shock and vibration resistant with no moving parts
Powered by PCIe Gen4x4 NVMe 1.4 technology standard and also backwards compatible with PCIe 3.0, you can experience 2x faster speeds than PCIe 3.0 SSDs and up to 12x faster than SATA SSD.
For gamers looking to take their game to the next level, the NM800 PRO is also available in a heatsink model. The Lexar® Professional NM800 PRO with Heatsink NVMe SSD features an integrated Heatsink and heat spreader label to effectively maintain speed, power efficiency, and thermal control for sustained high-performance when playing on PlayStation® 5 and PCs. And with up to 2TB capacity, store and play more of your favorite games so you never run out of room.
Lexar® Professional NM800PRO M.2 2280 PCIe Gen4x4 NVMe SSD and with Heatsink version is available for purchase online.
“Inspired by gamers, creative professionals, and content creators who demand high-performance computing, we are proud to announce the Lexar® Professional NM800PRO M.2 2280 PCIe Gen4x4 NVMe SSD. With unparalleled SSD performance, NM800 PRO is designed for data-heavy applications for gaming, design and more.”, said Joel Boquiren, General Manager of Lexar.
Published: Wednesday, August 31, 2022 | By: Dennis
Daily varied activities include cosplay contests, onsite giveaways, and PAX-WEST-only online/onsite special sales.
San Diego, California, August 31st, 2022 - YEYIAN GAMING, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of innovative pre-built gaming PCs, peripherals, and computer components, is excited to announce that the YEYIAN GAMING will attend PAX WEST 2022 in Seattle, Washington from September 2nd to 5th 2022, one of the most significant gaming and lifestyle events in the nation. YEYIAN GAMING will showcase a range of live demos of gaming products, including three new gaming pre-built desktop PCs, Odachi X21, Kunai X21, and Katana X21, empowered by Seagate’s FireCuda 530 Gen4x4 M.2 SSD, gaming monitors, streaming, peripherals, and furniture lines will also be available to try out on-site and be given daily in the YEYIAN GAMING booth #1508.
YEYIAN GAMING will deliver an impressive gaming festival experience for PAX WEST attendees with a series of gamer-centric booth activities. The onsite activities include Hi-performance gaming PC live demos empowered by Seagate’s FireCuda 530 gen4x4 SSD, daily giveaways featuring the best-sell gaming products, cosplay contests, and a PAX WEST-only online/onsite special sale for the gaming products. The special onsite sale offers attendees a wide range of discounts up to 45% off on select mice, keyboards, and streaming peripherals. Discounts up to $600 are also available on selected gaming PCs.
There will also be an online sale promotion on the YEYIAN website, Amazon.com, and Newegg.com for gamers unable to attend PAX WEST but enjoy the same discounts as the onsite sale.
Overview of Onsite Activities:
- Giveaways at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 4:00 pm every day
- Special Product Giveaway sponsored by Seagate at 3:30 PM every day
- Social Media PAX Trivia to win a gift
- Cosplay contest with the hashtag for social media
- Pin exchange
"YEYIAN GAMING is dedicated to offering gamers value-add gaming products and a sensational gaming experience. PAX WEST is one of the biggest parties for gamers in the country. Our team will not miss the chance to participate in this event to meet the gamers and learn about their personal user experience." said Frank Lee, the VP of YEYIAN GAMING.
PAX WEST 2022 will be hosted at the Seattle Convention Center in Seattle, Washington; gamers can visit YEYIAN GAMING at booth# 1508 from September 2nd to 5th, 2022.
More YEYIAN GAMING information can be found at http://us.yeyiangaming.com.
Published: Tuesday, August 30, 2022 | By: Dennis
Daily activities include on-site raffles, gaming tournaments, custom-modded gaming PC demos, and exclusive discounts on gaming gears.
FREMONT, CALIFORNIA. August 30th, 2022 - VIPER GAMING is excited to announce that the VIPER team will attend PAX WEST 2022 in Seattle, Washington, one of the largest gaming events in the United States. VIPER GAMING will deliver a remarkable gaming experience for attendees with a series of booth events and activities. In-booth activities include on-site gaming tournaments, custom-modded PC demos, daily raffles, and a PAX WEST-only special sale for select VIPER GAMING peripherals. Furthermore, VIPER GAMING has teamed up with MetaPC and CLX Gaming to showcase exclusive custom-modded PCs featuring VIPER GAMING DDR5 DRAM, storage solutions, and gaming accessories. For those unable to attend, an online giveaway will run from August 22nd to September 5th, giving participants a chance to win VIPER gaming products.
"Our VIPER GAMING team is excited to meet gamers in person during PAX WEST 2022. The inspiration from real-world experience with actual gamers is significant in developing new and exciting VIPER GAMING products. Our in-booth activities are a way to show our gratitude to gamers who have supported VIPER GAMING over the years," said Roger Shinmoto, Vice President at VIPER GAMING.
The VIPER GAMING booth (Booth 119) will feature walk-up gaming tournaments with daily prizes for the winners. Gamers are also welcomed to inspect two custom-modded VIPER GAMING PCs, designed and built by MetaPC and CLX Gaming. The PCs feature VIPER GAMING Venom DDR5 memory, the high-performance Gen 4x4 M.2 SSD, the VIPER VP4300, and VIPER GAMING peripherals. VIPER GAMING products will also be available at a discounted price at the booth during PAX WEST 2022.
On-site visitors who follow VIPER GAMING on social media will receive free booth raffle tickets for a chance to win VIPER GAMING peripherals and RGB SSD prizes. On-site visitors can earn tickets through the following:
- Follow two (2) VIPER social media platforms = get 1 Free Ticket
- Follow four (4) VIPER social media platforms = get 2 Free Tickets
- Follow all five (5) VIPER social media platforms = get 3 Free Tickets
- Visitors can earn additional tickets by purchasing in-booth items
Winners will be announced on-site at 5:00 PM PST and notified by phone call and text message. VIPER GAMING will also host an online giveaway; details about giveaways and instructions on how to enter can be found on the contest page at https://gleam.io/amX5s/pax-west-2022-giveaway
PAX WEST will be hosted at the Seattle Convention Center in Seattle, Washington, from September 2nd to 5th, 2022. Visitors can peruse an exhibit hall featuring many developers and publishers. At the same time, panels will hold question and answer sessions with a glimpse into the latest in the gaming industry. Visitors can also enjoy nightly concerts, tournaments, pin trading, various lounges, tabletop free play, and much more. PAX WEST is a true gaming extravaganza, and VIPER GAMING aims to offer gamers no-nonsense, power-packed gaming peripherals.
More VIPER GAMING information can be found at https://viper.patriotmemory.com/
Published: Tuesday, August 23, 2022 | By: Dennis
San Jose, USA, August 23, 2022 – Lexar, a leading brand of flash memory solution, proudly unveils the world’s fastest Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type B Card DIAMOND Series, designed for professional filmmakers and content creators.
Unleashing blazing fast speeds of up to 1900MB/s read and 1700MB/s write, you can experience the unmatched performance of the Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type B Card DIAMOND Series. With minimum sustained write speed of 1600MB/s, dramatically accelerate your post-production workflow for enhanced productivity.
- Superior performance with transfer speeds of up to 1900MB/s, write speeds up to 1700MB/s and minimum sustained write speeds of 1600MB/s
- With read speeds of up to 1900MB/s, dramatically accelerating your post-production workflow from start to finish
- Features blazing-fast write speeds of up to 1700MB/s to capture smooth 8K RAW video. It is also compliant with VPG 400 video class
- Features PCIe Gen 3x2 and NVMe protocols for smooth, high-speed recording of high-quality images and 8K video
- Backwards compatible with select XQD® cameras
- Lifetime limited warranty
Featuring PCIe Gen 3x2 and NVMe high-speed protocols, the Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type B Card DIAMOND Series allows you to capture the highest quality RAW, ProRes, and 8K video with ease. This card also supports VPG 400 specification for professional-quality video, enabling seamless and sustained performance when content is written to the card.
For added versatility, the DIAMOND Series is backwards compatible with select XQD® cameras, enabling existing devices with next-generation performance. And, the cards are designed to be shock and vibration-proof, and resistant to extreme temperatures* for added durability.
“Lexar has a long history of providing industry leading memory solution for professional users and we are excited to continue this tradition with the world’s fastest Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type B Card DIAMOND Series. This card will dramatically help professionals speed up their workflow while providing the quality, performance and reliability they’ve come to expect from Lexar.” said Joel Boquiren, General Manager of Lexar.
Lexar® Professional CFexpress™ Type B Card DIAMOND Series will be available in this month for purchase online at an MSRP of $219.99(128GB) and $379.99 (256GB).
For more information: https://www.lexar.com/en/product/lexar-professional-cfexpress-type-b-card-diamond-series/
Published: Thursday, August 18, 2022 | By: Dennis
First Swappable Fan Blade Design by Thermaltake Now Available for Purchase
Taipei, Taiwan-August 18th, 2022-Thermaltake , the leading PC DIY premium brand for Case, Cooling, Gaming peripherals, and enthusiast memory solutions, is delighted to announce the first-ever swappable fan blade design here at Thermaltake, SWAFAN 12/14 RGB Radiator Fan is available for purchase now. One of the most prominent highlights of SWAFANs is that it has two types of fan blades that are swappable, not only enabling users to orient the airflow direction depending on however they like it but, meanwhile, providing glorious full RGB lighting of the fan. From tech lovers, pc builders, pc enthusiasts to modders, we can all appreciate how functionally capable this design is and take full advantage of its convenience. Let’s take a look at more details on SWAFAN 12/ 14 RGB below.
SWAFAN 12/ 14 RGB Radiator Fan’s name originates from “swap fan;” It features a swappable fan blade design, which provides more flexibility while building a PC since users can adjust the airflow direction by simply swapping out the fan blades enclosed in the package. As we continue to push boundaries and redefine the perfect user experience, we came up with this incredibly brilliant design, enabling users to build, test, and adjust the airflow orientation simultaneously and achieve the most optimal in-case airflow without unscrewing the installed fans every single time. Other than that, it is effortless for users to clean the fan blades by merely popping them out. Thus, this can save users so much time so they can spend their valuable time on things that matter to them. On top of that, we enclose a bearing lubricant for you to take care of your fan after multiple swaps.
For cooling performance, SWAFAN 12/ 14 RGB is no slouch, it comes with a powerful PWM-controlled fan that features a unique 9-fan blade design, which was deliberately engineered to generate high air pressure while keeping a large amount of airflow for both fan blades. It also has an enhanced fan speed of up to 2000 RPM, ensuring its impeccable competency in terms of cooling performance. Spectacular RGB lighting effects are the icing on the cake to suffice your need for aesthetics, providing three addressable LED rings with 30 ultra-bright LEDs in total with a coverage of 16.8 million uniformity colors. SWAFAN 12/ 14 RGB also adopts the latest 4th generation software controller, which brings an uninterrupted connection between RGB Software and components. Plus, light effects can be easily tweaked to your satisfaction through NeonMaker software or TT RGB Plus 2.0 to choose stunning RGB lighting effects that suit you.
To summarize, with incredible swappable fan blade design, easily customizable lighting effects, and amazing cooling performance, SWAFAN 12/ 14 RGB is ideal for any system you plan to build and it is in stock for purchase now.
For more information on Thermaltake SWAFAN 12/ 14 RGB, please visit:
SWAFAN 14: www.thermaltake.com/swafan-14-rgb-radiator-fan-3-fan-pack.html
Published: Wednesday, August 10, 2022 | By: Dennis
I caught this story over at Extremetech.
As of this news posting the tensions are pretty high over Taiwan and the threat of Chinese invasion. For the past year the Chinese have been invoking cold war tactics by flying missions close to Taiwan, this causes the Taiwanese military to react and allows China to map out response times and locations of assets.
It also costs money, which can be a critical weapon during a war of attrition.
Right now, the question is "What if.." Currently the Chinese are holding military drills near the island and even launching missiles directly over which, is not only unsafe but is also careless and giving the impression that China wants to go to war but, doesn't want to be seen as the aggressor.
Liu said China’s dependency is “not a bad thing,” indicating he’s confident China wouldn’t invade solely for selfish reasons. Fears over the disruption of the Taiwanese chip supply and the resulting economic damage have been termed a “Silicon Shield” by analysts. It wouldn’t just be a Chinese problem though; US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo warned about it recently as well. She stated the US would go into a “deep and immediate” recession if US firms were abruptly cut off from TSMC’s supply. Apple, AMD, Nvidia, and Intel all depend on TSMC for their most advanced products. It’s one of the primary reasons the CHIPS Act was passed this week. It seeks to bolster US silicon manufacturing in order to reduce our dependence on China and Taiwan.
It will be interesting to see how things play out. Right now, the stalemate will continue, at least until some planned accident happens to disrupt the peace.
Published: Saturday, August 6, 2022 | By: Dennis
(5 August 2022) - G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd. is excited to announce the MD2 mid-tower PC case, a stylish ATX case designed for high-performance builds, featuring a sleek front panel design. Available in black or white, the MD2 mid-tower case is designed for versatile cooling options, a spacious interior, and comes with a 4mm tempered-glass side panel to show off the internal system hardware.
Stylish Front Intake Panel
The MD2 case front panel design is inspired by the S-curves of race tracks and incorporates side vents for improved airflow to keep internal components cool. The front panel RGB lighting is designed with a spring-loaded contact, in place of wiring, for easy removal and easy access during front fan installation or cleaning the front magnetic filter.
Versatile Cooling Options
The roomy interior of the MD2 case offers a multitude of cooling configuration options to help keep internal components stay cool, with space for up to 7 case fans along the front, top, and rear of the case, or simultaneously up to two 360mm water-cooling radiators.
Spacious Interior Design
Designed to accommodate high-end hardware components, the MD2 case supports graphics cards of up to 395mm in length and supports CPU air coolers of up to 170mm in height. The MD2 case also offers ample storage drive installation options with up to two 2.5” SSD mounts and two convertible 2.5”/3.5” drive bays.
Established in 1989 by PC hardware enthusiasts, G.SKILL specializes in high performance memory and gaming peripherals designed for PC gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Combining technical innovation and rock solid quality through our in-house testing lab and talented R&D team, G.SKILL continues to create record-breaking memory for each generation of hardware and hold the no. 1 brand title in overclocking memory.
Published: Saturday, August 6, 2022 | By: Dennis
July 28, 2022 – GIGABYTE Technology, (TWSE: 2376), an industry leader in high-performance servers and workstations, today became the first-to-market with a dual-socket motherboard, MP72-HB0, that supports up to 256 Arm cores, making it ideal for cloud native workloads. Also, the launch includes two more servers, G242-P35 and G242-P36, to offer up to 120TB of NVMe (Gen4) storage capacity paired with Ampere® Altra® or Ampere® Altra® Max processors. These GPU-centric servers and motherboard will quickly find a home with hyperscaler and cloud workloads. Altra Max processors have predictable high-performance by having a high core count CPU with one thread per core, 128 threads on a monolithic 128-core chip. Multi-socket support and a wealth of PCIe/CCIX lanes make the platform highly scalable. At the same time, there is industry-leading power efficiency/core, which is highly sought after by our customers.
Ampere Altra Max advantages:
- High performance: Up to 128 cores with 128 threads
- High throughput: 128 PCIe 4.0 lanes (192 lanes in 2P)
- Optimized CCIX for inter-socket communication
- High performance-per-watt: 128 cores with 250W TDP
- High bandwidth and memory capacity: 8-channel and DDR4-3200
- Applications from Cloud to Edge
G242-P35 & G242-P36:
The -P35 and -P36 join the G242 family of single-socket Arm-based GIGABYTE servers designed to support dual-slot GPUs, by adding exclusive support for NVMe (Gen4) U.2 SSDs. Prior G242 servers focused on SATA only or SATA/SAS drive support; nonetheless, customer feedback proved a need to support NVMe U.2 drives. The major difference between the two new G242 servers is that the -P35 can support four dual-slot GPUs, while the -P36 is designed for NVIDIA Arm HPC Developer Kit and supports at max two dual-slot GPUs. Based on the Ampere Altra platform, there are 128 PCIe Gen4 lanes per socket, and of them, four Gen4 x16 lanes support CCIX for low-latency and cache coherency for the benefit of GPUs, FPGAs, network & storage adapters, and more. CCIX benefits and enables efficient heterogeneous computing by bettering the transfer speeds of PCIe 4.0 while leveraging the PCIe lanes. Applications for the new servers will definitely take advantage of this benefit.
In terms of operating system support, all these new GIGABYTE products support OS from Red Hat, SUSE, Ubuntu, Fedora, Oracle, and Debian.
The product development spirit has always been a key factor in the growth and decisions of GIGABYTE. As a hardware focused company, it has been supporting in-house Arm solutions for nearly a decade. The Arm ecosystem is very familiar to and well-designed by our engineers to optimize new product offerings with a highly competitive proposition that expands the product portfolio and reaches every enterprise niche. The new motherboard and servers add to this spirit of invention offering our customers cloud-native solutions that are in demand.
Remote and Multiple Server Management:
As part of GIGABYTE’s value proposition, GIGABYTE provides GIGABYTE Management Console (GMC) for BMC server management via a web browser-based platform. Additionally, GIGABYTE Server Management (GSM) software is free to download and used to monitor and manage multiple servers. GMC and GSM offer great value while reducing license and customer maintenance costs.