In the last meeting with investors, Jingjia Micro reported that the performance of their new JM9 Series GPUs has met expectations, and they expect the first mass-produced chips to roll out of their factories in the third quarter of this year 2021, so that its launch could occur this year.
This is the performance of the first Chinese GPU
The company is manufacturing two GPUs from two different segments: JM9231 and JM9271. Both are focused on two different levels of performance, comparing the JM9231 to NVIDIA’s entry-level GeForce GTX 1050, while the JM9271 would offer performance on par with the GeForce GTX 1080 or Radeon Vega 64. Both GPUs They will be manufactured with a 28 nm process, and their specifications are detailed below.
JM9271, Chinese GPU on par with the GTX 1080 and Vega 64
The Jingjia Micro JM9271 GPU will be the company’s flagship, boasting a maximum computing power of around 8 TFLOPs. This figure is very close to the 8.9 TFLOPs offered by the NVIDIA GTX 1080, and its specifications include support for a PCI-Express 4.0 x16 interface, up to 16 GB of dedicated HBM graphics memory with up to 512 GB / s width of band, a pixel fill rate of 128 GPixel / s (which is higher than the 111 GPixel / s of the GTX 1080) and a clock speed of around 1,800 MHz.
The chip will have a TDP of around 200 watts, which means that AMD and NVIDIA will obviously have an advantage in terms of consumption thanks to the use of a smaller lithography. The GPU will have HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.3 outputs for viewing with H.265 / 4K encoding at 60 FPS and will also support the OpenGL 4.5 and OpenCL 2.0 graphics APIs (DirectX support not mentioned, beware).
Jingjia Micro JM9231, the graphics for input range
Moving on to the entry-level variant we have the Jingjia Micro JM9231, the Chinese GPU that they claim to be top sales for its performance / price ratio. It will offer up to 2 TFLOPs of compute performance, slightly better than NVIDIA’s GTX 1050s, but at twice the TDP (150W vs 75W). The graphics will work in a speed range of around 1,500 MHz and will be compatible with a PCIe 3.0 x16 interface, with 8 GB of GDDR5 memory and a bandwidth of 256 GB / s with a pixel fill rate of 32 GPixel / s.
While Jingjia Micro will not compete with AMD or NVIDIA in terms of efficiency, the fact that these GPUs are produced and designed entirely in China will help the company offer very attractive prices compared to the graphics card market duopoly. We can expect more details very soon, since we need to know its performance figures in real scenarios (and that DirectX compatibility not mentioned), but of course things are very promising.