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China announces its first commercial graphics card for servers

The Chinese company Innosilicon Technology has presented its first commercial high-performance graphics card for servers, the Fenghua No.1, a solution that has a fairly simple design, as can be seen in the attached image, but from what I have been able to see it has more than considerable power, and is prepared to work with the latest standards of the sector.

We do not have a complete list of specifications, so I can not tell you exactly what level of power we can expect from this graphics card, but seeing that uses GDDR6X memory the sensible thing to do is to think that it is at least a high-end graphics solution, and therefore should be able to compete, in terms of raw power (floating point operations), with the high-end solutions from NVIDIA and AMD.

That GDDR6X memory used by the Fenghua No.1 graphics card works at a maximum of 21 GHz, a very high frequency, so much so that, if it is connected to a 384-bit bus, it could easily reach a bandwidth of more than 1 TB / s. In the description that the source of the news leaves us we can also see that this model uses a chiplet type design, which means that the GPU of this graphics card would be made up of two or more chips working together to give life to a superchip.

Among its most important features we can also highlight the support of the PCIE Gen4 interface, and the HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 1.4 connectors, as well as the integration of PUF encryption, the support of Linux, Android and Windows as operating systems, and the compatibility with OpenGL, Open GLES, OpenCL, Vulkan and DirectX. Interesting that it is capable of offering that degree of compatibility, and that it works with Microsoft’s DirectX.

We do not have details on its distribution or its sale price, but we imagine that it will not leave China. In any case, the most important thing about this announcement is that it confirms that China continues to advance on its path to technological independence, a difficult goal, although necessary, especially after the recent pressure that the United States has suffered, and also some of its most important technological giants, by the United States.

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