Innosilicon showcased its Fantasy 2 graphics card on the seventeenth China Chip Excellence Awards Ceremony, the place the consumer-targeted GPU scooped up the China Chip Wonderful Expertise Innovation Product Award.
Due to this trade occasion we now have some nice new photos of the graphics card (H/T to Twitter person @Loschzwerg_3DC). There’s nonetheless no phrase on shopper availability of this GPU — although it was alleged to turn out to be accessible final August.
If you have not been following the Innosilicon Fantasy 2 graphics card information carefully, it is a PowerVR structure shopper product, claimed to be able to “4K-level high- efficiency rendering,” whereas utilizing little or no energy.
Do not count on an excessive amount of by way of efficiency from this product when it will get into the palms of reviewers, particularly from the fanless mannequin within the new photos. Its 1.5 TFLOPs FP32 efficiency and 10 TOPS (Int8) computing energy aren’t precisely the stuff of avid gamers’ goals. That stated, it is good to see PowerVR again in desktop PC merchandise: its ultra-low energy consumption (5-15W), in addition to its broad graphics API (OpenGL, Vulkan, and DirectX) and OS assist (Home windows, Linux, Android), are notably welcome.
Innosilicon claims that the Fantasy 2 graphics card is succesful sufficient for “day by day wants” resembling workplace use, leisure, CAD, and different purposes. However when it says the GPU “performs effectively in video games,” we suspect it is speaking about informal 2D gaming titles somewhat than the newest AAA 3D PC releases.
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These with the thirst for PowerVR energy may be higher served by the Fantasy 1, which is meant to focus on GeForce RTX 3060 grade efficiency (take that with an enormous pinch of salt). This card has been confirmed by ImgTec to function the BXT-32-1024 GPU, delivering 5 TFLOPs FP32 efficiency, and coming kitted out with 16GB of GDDR6X on a 128-bit interface.
Muddying the already opaque waters relating to these elusive GPUs, there are additionally reported to be two variants of the Fantasy 1, with the Sort A (outlined above) utilizing a single BXT-32-1024 GPU, and the Sort B model that includes a dual-GPU-equipped PCB.
Chinese language tech information websites, boards, and social media have virtually no hands-on info relating to any of those Innosilicon Fantasy graphics playing cards, although we’re now firmly into 2023. Because it stands with the phantom launches and no-shows, it does not look doubtless that the Fantasy 2 will make it onto our extremely aggressive greatest graphics playing cards checklist.