The connection on Nvidia’s new GPU is approximately the same size as an RTX 3090 Chip

Nvidia’s new GPU is so large that its connection is virtually the same size as the RTX 3090 chip it is based on. According to reports, the NVSwitch chip, which joins a large number of NVLink GPU-to-GPU connections, includes approximately 25 billion transistors.

Nvidia new Hopper server GPU architecture has resulted in the development of a massive chip. And I’m not even referring to the H100 graphics processor, which contains 80 billion transistors. Nope, the new NVSwitch integrated into the DGX 100 server system is supposedly home to approximately 25 billion transistors, which is just a few billion transistors short of the number of transistors found in the GA102 GPU found in the RTX 3090.

The NVSwitch chip serves as an interconnect, allowing several instances of NVLink, which is a direct chip-to-chip link, to communicate with one another and allow a large number of Nvidia graphics cards to work together. In other words, they can pool their resources to do complex calculations much more quickly than would be possible with a single GPU or even two GPUs working independently.

Consider SLI, but with a large number of chips connected and, y’know, more effective. As with the H100 chip itself, this 3rd Generation version is manufactured on the same TSMC 4N node as the H100 chip itself, and it is capable of directly connecting up to eight GPUs at 900GB/s chip-to-chip, and a total aggregate bandwidth of 7.2TB/s.

These figures are being brought up primarily because they are so staggeringly large, not because they have anything to do with us or PC gaming in general. The Hopper architecture, as well as the NVSwitch connection, were both created specifically for use in a server-centric environment.

(Image credit: Nvidia)
(Image credit: Nvidia)

When SLI and CrossFire were still a thing, discrete GPUs didn’t really play well together in games, and it’s only in the more compute-centric environment that true multi-GPU processing is possible. In order to get the most out of these high-speed processors, you’ll need very fast connectivity, which is likely why Nvidia crammed the NVSwitch with so many damned 4nm transistors into it in the first place.

For comparison, the GA102 GPU, the most powerful processor in the GeForce family, has 28.3 billion transistors, which is a few billion more than the NVSwitch. Compared to the Navi 21 GPU found in the RX 6900 XT, RX 6800 XT, and RX 6800, the Navi 21 GPU in the RX 6900 XT is slightly closer at 26.8 billion. However, it is still significantly greater than the 17.4 billion transistors of the GA104 processor, which drives the RTX 3070 Ti and some RTX 3060 cards, which is used in the RTX 3070.

It is possible that more powerful processors may be integrated into future graphics cards, and the red team is also planning to bring back the concept of multi-GPU gaming. Not necessarily in the same way as CrossFire, but rather in the same way as AMD’s Ryzen CPUs have a chiplet design, and you’ll be on the correct track.
The key to multi-GPU gaming is for the operating system to recognize all of the GPUs as a single chip, and it appears that AMD has developed an internal GPU interface that will do this and allow its top Radeon RX 7000-series cards to feature a multi-chip architecture. And possibly outmuscle the predicted monolithic design of Nvidia’s forthcoming Lovelace-based RTX 4000-series graphics cards in terms of raw power.


Share post on
Furqan
By Furqan

Muhammad Furqan is a WordPress Developer, Android Developer, Entrepreneur, Computer Enthusiast, Gamer Youtuber, and the founder behind Being know. He is obsessed with PC as well as its components and is always seeking out more. With the help of Being Know, he hopes to change and revolutionize the process of online reviews.



Being Know is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Intel’s flagship Raptor Lake CPU could run at up to 5.8GHz News

Intel’s flagship Raptor Lake CPU could run at up to 5.8GHz

Intel's flagship Raptor Lake CPU has the potential to run at speeds of up...

By Furqan
Updated
Intel is rumored to be returning to the HEDT market with Alder Lake-X News

Intel is rumored to be returning to the HEDT market with Alder Lake-X

There are rumblings that Intel may make a comeback in the high-end desktop computer...

By Furqan
Updated
Nvidia thinks its new Grace CPU will crush the competition News

Nvidia thinks its new Grace CPU will crush the competition

Nvidia believes that its Grace superchip will annihilate its competitors' efforts. Up to two...

By Furqan
Updated
AMD Radeon RX 6400 graphics cards are coming soon News

AMD Radeon RX 6400 graphics cards are coming soon

AMD Radeon RX 6400 graphics cards will be available in the near future. Expect...

By Furqan
Updated
Intel reveals an Arc graphics card, and it has 3×8-pin power connectors News

Intel reveals an Arc graphics card, and it has 3×8-pin power connectors

Intel reveals an Arc graphics card with three 8-pin power connectors, which is a...

By Furqan
Updated
According to reports, AMD Adrenalin software modifies user-configured BIOS CPU parameters News

According to reports, AMD Adrenalin software modifies user-configured BIOS CPU parameters

AMD Adrenalin software, according to reports, modifies the CPU settings set by the user...

By Furqan
Updated
Silverstone’s PS5 SSD heatsink is compatible with standard PC SSDs News

Silverstone’s PS5 SSD heatsink is compatible with standard PC SSDs

Silverstone's PS5 SSD heatsink makes standard PC SSDs compatible with the company's products. Upgrading...

By Furqan
Updated
AV1 encode and decode will be supported by Intel Arc GPUs News

AV1 encode and decode will be supported by Intel Arc GPUs

Intel Arc GPUs will be able to encode and decode AV1 video. The first...

By Furqan
Updated

Latest Posts

How to Fix Minecraft Not Update Error Learning Guides

How to Fix Minecraft Not Update Error

The process of updating is an essential component of a game. It is recommended...

By Furqan
Updated
Does CPU Affect FPS? Ultimate Guide 2022 Learning Guides

Does CPU Affect FPS? Ultimate Guide 2022

Do you wish to create a new computer, but your financial resources limit you?...

By Furqan
Updated
Best Gaming Monitors Under 300 Monitors

Best Gaming Monitors Under 300

Gaming monitors under $300? Pinch yourself to make sure this is real. We show...

By Furqan
Updated
Best AM4 CPU in 2022 CPUs

Best AM4 CPU in 2022

It's important to have a processor if you're building a gaming rig from scratch...

By Furqan
Updated
How To Fix Display Settings Could Not Be Saved | Ultimate Guide 2022 Learning Guides

How To Fix Display Settings Could Not Be Saved | Ultimate Guide 2022

Some crazed gamers are attempting to connect their computer to multiple Monitors at the...

By Furqan
Updated
Best Jogging Headphones in 2022 Headphones

Best Jogging Headphones in 2022

Do you want to listen to your favorite music while you jog? If so,...

By Furqan
Updated
Intel’s flagship Raptor Lake CPU could run at up to 5.8GHz News

Intel’s flagship Raptor Lake CPU could run at up to 5.8GHz

Intel's flagship Raptor Lake CPU has the potential to run at speeds of up...

By Furqan
Updated
Intel is rumored to be returning to the HEDT market with Alder Lake-X News

Intel is rumored to be returning to the HEDT market with Alder Lake-X

There are rumblings that Intel may make a comeback in the high-end desktop computer...

By Furqan
Updated