VMware, Nvidia partner to make AI chips easier for businesses to use

VMware Inc and Nvidia Corp on Tuesday announced an effort to make VMware’s software for managing data centers work better with Nvidia’s artificial intelligence (AI) chips.

VMware makes software that helps businesses get more work out of data center servers by slicing physical machines into “virtual” ones so that more applications can be packed onto each physical machine. Its tools are commonly used by large businesses that operate their own data centers as well as businesses that use cloud computing data centers.

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Nvidia’s RTX 3080 looks like it might be getting a 20GB upgrade

Nvidia kicked off its RTX 30 series launch by announcing the RTX 3070, 3080, and 3090, but we always knew that the line-up would eventually expand beyond this in due time. However, little did we know that we might see an improved version of the flagship RTX 3080 at some point in the future.

Gigabyte was the first to reveal the potential GeForce RTX 3080 20GB, with double the memory of the newly released 10GB model. This has since been corroborated by Galax, as VideoCardz reports that the upgrade made an appearance on a roadmap during one of the manufacturer’s meetings in China. Since Gigabyte listed the 20GB version with an S in its product number, it’s possible that this could be the RTX 3080 Super or Ti instead of an iterative introduction, but only time will tell.

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Multi-GPU technology is not quite dead but Nvidia is close to pulling the trigger

It feels like a million years since SLI was relevant, and even during its heyday, the prospect of running multiple graphics cards to boost performance in games had some serious downsides. Like cost, stuttering, and the fact that performance was not consistent across all games. None of it matters now, because SLI has been put on life support. Starting January 1, 2020, Nvidia will stop adding new SLI profiles to its GeForce driver packages.

Technically, SLI is not dead, but if this was an episode of The Walking Dead, it would be the one where it gets bit by a silicon-eating GPU. SLI is going to live on for a bit, supposing game developers decide to put the work in supporting the technology themselves without the benefit of specific SLI profiles at the driver level. But its days are numbered.

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Is this our first look at an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090’s PCB? Probably not

With Nvidia’s recent announcement that it’ll be detailing its “latest graphics innovations” on September 1, we imagine excitement for upcoming RTX 30-series consumer GPUs is rife. These should become some of the best graphics cards of 2020 and 2021, and will give many gamers opportunity for a new upgrade. We’ve seen no official pictures of 30-series GPUs or PCBs, but now we have some pictures that supposedly show an RTX 3090’s PCB.

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Nvidia RTX 3080 By September? Ampere Launch Looks Imminent

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how it’s a terrible time to buy a graphics card—at least a high-end card. The reasoning is simple: Nvidia’s Ampere GPUs are coming soon, and AMD’s Big Navi isn’t far behind. If you want yet another reason to not buy a high-end card, however, just look at prices. Six months ago, the RTX 2080 Ti could be found for around $1,050, and the RTX 2080 Super was regularly available for $650. Now, you’d be lucky to find either GPU at the original launch prices of $1,200 and $700. If that’s not enough to go on, I’ve heard some companies will have ‘final’ Ampere GPUs as early as next week.

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Sony Patents Scalable Multiple APU Technology | GeForce Ampere Insane Performance Leak

A very interesting Sony patent has surfaced, showing scalable multiple APU technology. We delve into how this tech works, and whether we think this will be for the PS5 Pro or future next gen consoles like the Playstation 6. This is a very interesting technology, that could definitely be the future of what we see spec wise in future consoles.

Some insane leaks for Nvidia’s GeForce Ampere graphics card have popped up, giving us a peak at the rumored improved specs and performance of the RTX 30 series. These benchmarks show some insane gains vs Turing, and will definitely be interesting for AMD to compete against with Navi 2X RDNA GPUs. We also have some rumors for the next gen RTX Titan.