Why it matters: Over the past few years, Chinese companies have developed x86 processors, DRAM and NAND memory, which could soon replace the need for third-party solutions. In the meantime, no one noticed that a company called Innosilicon had made the first gaming-capable Chinese graphics card.
While everyone looking to buy a GPU focuses on what AMD, Nvidia, and Intel are doing, it's easy to see the quiet work of Chinese companies seeking to hack customers and servers are being ignored. GPU Markets In September, we noticed that Jingjia Micro (also known as Jingjiawei) was testing two graphics cards - a lower model that was said to be powerful like the GeForce GTX 1050 or Radeon RX 560, and a higher model. competitor. Something like a GeForce GTX 1080 or an RX Vega 64.
Jingjiawei isn't the only Chinese company trying to develop a GPU. Innosilicon has followed a similar path by partnering with a company called Xiandong, which already has experience building server GPUs. The two companies have developed a graphics card called Fenghua 1 that can be used as a computing accelerator card for a data center or as a desktop graphics card. p>
Interestingly, Fenghua 1 is based on IP PowerVR produced by Imagination Technologies. It also supports APIs such as OpenGL, Vulkan, OpenGL ES, OpenCL and DirectX, the first for any Chinese GPU. And since it's also targeting the consumer market, it has an HDMI 2.1 port, DisplayPort 1.4, and even a DVI port. p>
Not much is known about the hardware itself, but the ad says the card has Micron's GDDR6X video memory and GPU based on one of the Innolink Innosilicon chip designs. Additionally, the card is PCIe 4.0 compatible and works on Windows, Linux, and Android, but the press release doesn't tell us anything useful about its performance. The only number we get is the performance of the FP32, which is rated at 6 teraflops. For reference, the AMD RX 6600 is capable of 7.3 teraflops and the Nvidia GTX 1660 SUPER can reach 5 teraflops max. p>
Is. David Harold. In October 2020, he said the 11th-generation PowerVR architecture achieved 70 percent better performance per watt than current desktop GPUs. p>
If this claim is true, it could refer to Fenghua 1's energy efficiency, but we'll have to wait and see how it performs in real-world tasks versus current Nvidia, AMD, and Intel solutions. p>
The new graphics card is expected to be available to consumers in 2022. Time period -2023.
The Chinese company made a graphics card that supports Vulkan and DirectX