Intel has equipped its Data Center GPU Max 1100 compute gas pedals in PCI Express expansion card format with a new 12+4-pin 12VHPWR power connector.By doing so, the manufacturer followed the example of NVIDIA, which endowed this connector senior graphics cards GeForce RTX 40-series.Image source: IntelThe so-called PCIe 5.0 power connector, more often listed as 12VHPWR, or as a 12 + 4-pin connector, is not a technical requirement for power supplies, which claim to meet the ATX 3.0 standard.However, all PSUs of this standard presented to date are equipped with at least one such connector.NVIDIA was the first company to adopt the new power connector for its next-generation gaming graphics cards.This connector allows you to replace up to four common 8-pin PCIe connectors, and is able to transfer up to 600W of power.The 12VHPWR connector will remain exclusive to NVIDIA graphics cards until January 2023.That is when Intel plans to release server graphics gas pedals Data Center GPU Max 1100.As for gaming graphics cards, neither AMD with its Radeon RX 7000 series graphics, nor Intel with its Arc Alchemist gas pedals have not decided to use the new power standard and use conventional 8-pin connectors.So far, it is unknown exactly what is the cause of the problem and various theories have been put forward.It is possible that the problem is caused by poor quality of the kit's adapters from four 8-pin connectors to one 12+4-pin connector.Another theory says that users who didn't insert the connector all the way into the socket are to blame.Let's hope that Intel gas pedals won't repeat the fate of some GeForce RTX 4090.
Intel has announced Data Center GPU Max GPU Accelerators.Previously known by the codename Ponte Vecchio, they are now officially part of the Intel Max series, which includes the previously announced Xeon Max Xeon Sapphire Rapids server processors with HBM2e chipset memory.Image source: IntelAt the SC22 event focused on server hardware and AI, Intel has shared the performance of its new products.The Intel Data Center GPU Max gas pedal includes 128 Xe cores and 128 RT cores, making it the only server gas pedals with native support for hardware ray tracing acceleration.The company also claims up to 64 Mbytes of L1 cache memory and up to 408 Mbytes of L2 cache memory for them. Intel Data Center GPU Max GPUs combine 100 million transistors comprising 47 chipsets built using different manufacturing processes (Intel 7, TSMC N5 and TSMC N7), which are interconnected via EMIB interfaces and Foveros packaging technology on a single substrate. Intel Data Center GPU Max Server Computing Accelerators will be available in different form factors designed for different tasks.The PCI Express expansion card solutions will come as part of the Max 1100 series and offer 300W TDP, 56 Xe cores, and 48GB of HBM2e memory.Max 1350 will be available as a 450W OAM-module, with a TDP of 112 Xe cores and 96GB of HBM2e memory.They will be equipped with 112 Xe cores and 96 GB of HBM2e memory.The most powerful solutions in the form of Max 1550 OAM-modules will have a TDP of 600 watts and get 128 Xe cores as well as 128 GB of HBM2e memory. The company notes that the Xe-HPC architecture of the new compute gas pedals allows up to eight OAM modules to be combined.Intel provided details on the following configurations:One OAM module: 128GB HBM2e, 128 Xe cores, 600W TDP, 52Tflops performance, 3.2TB/s memory bandwidth;Two OAM modules: 256GB HBM2e, 256 Xe cores, 1200W TDP, 104 Tflops performance, 6.4 Tbytes/s memory bandwidth;Four OAM modules: 512GB HBM2e, 512 Xe cores, 2400W TDP, 208Tflops performance, 12.8TB/s memory bandwidth.The manufacturer claims each OAM module is up to two times faster than a single NVIDIA A100 compute gas pedal in ExaSMR OpenMC and miniBUDE tasks.Performance in ExaSMR NekRS tasks at Data Center GPU Max is 1.5 times faster than the competitor. In Riskfuel, Intel Data Center GPU Max gas pedals provide 2.4 times better performance than the competitor's solution. Intel also reminded that the successor of Ponte Vecchio will be Rialto Bridge computing gas pedals.They got up to 160 Xe cores and a new OAM 2.0 form factor, which allows power consumption at 800W.
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