Zhihui Microelectronics, a China-based developer of graphics processors, has launched its first GPU. The graphics chip targets a efficiency stage to that of Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1650 whereas promising the next vitality effectivity.
Zhihui’s IDM929 graphics processor relies on the corporate’s proprietary IDMV structure, however the firm doesn’t disclose its function set. The one issues we all know is that the GPU has a pixel fill fee of 19.2 GPixels/s, a texture fill fee of 76.8 GTexel/s and compute efficiency of two.5 TFLOPS (presumably FP32), which is akin to that of Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1650 (which was launched in mid-2020). The graphics processor additionally helps video decoding in H.264, MPEG2, MPEG4, VC-1, DivX, and VP6 codecs. In the meantime, the unit has 4 show engines and helps DVI, HDMI, and D-Sub/VGA interfaces.
The GPU is made utilizing a 14nm-class course of know-how, which may probably imply that it’s made by Semiconductor Manufacturing Worldwide Corp. (SMIC). It has a clock frequency of as much as 1.2 GHz, which is a comparatively low frequency for a chip made on a 14nm node. It’s potential that at 1.2 GHz, the chip has a really low energy consumption.
From a efficiency viewpoint, it’s unlikely that the IDM 929 will be a part of the ranks of the greatest graphics playing cards for gaming, however since that is the primary GPU from Zhihui, it was unlikely to compete towards prime graphics boards from AMD and Nvidia. Nonetheless, efficiency of GeForce GTX 1650 is sufficient for workplace PCs and even for primary residence theater PCs.
Zhihui Microelectronics is a brand new identify in the quickly growing Chinese language GPU trade, however its important investor Hangzhou Guoxin Know-how is a comparatively well-known developer of embedded system-on-chips for functions like TVs. That stated, it’s potential that Zhihui will goal primarily embedded functions, no less than initially. In the meantime, Zhihui and Guoxin intend to supply a platform consisting of a CPU and GPU, although it isn’t straight stated whether or not will probably be geared toward PCs or embedded functions.