NVIDIA unveiled Blackwell, the world's most powerful generation of graphics processors. These chips are the successors to the previous H100 series, which are widely used by many companies working in the field of artificial intelligence to train large language models, such as ChatGPT.

NVIDIA BlackwellImage: youtube.comKey points:

  • Blackwell chips are up to 30 times faster than H100 and consume 25 times less energy.
  • They are named after mathematician David Harold Blackwell, who specialized in game theory and statistics.
  • Blackwell contains 208 billion transistors compared to 80 billion in H100, providing a significant performance boost.
  • Many major tech companies, such as OpenAI, Microsoft, Alphabet, Meta, Google DeepMind, Oracle, Dell, and Tesla, highly value NVIDIA chips and plan to use them for their AI projects.
  • Although the price of Blackwell chips is not disclosed, the previous generation H100 costs from $25,000 to $40,000 per unit, and complete systems based on them can cost up to $200,000.

In addition to powerful chips, NVIDIA announced that they are working on developing AI-powered NPCs that can understand human speech and respond to player actions. The technology is planned to be made openly available so that developers can integrate AI into their projects.

NVIDIA is a leading manufacturer of gaming graphics cards and a developer of graphics technologies. The company is known for its GeForce RTX and GTX series of gaming GPUs, support for ray tracing, DLSS, and G-SYNC. NVIDIA products allow running modern games at maximum graphics settings and achieving high performance.

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