Nvidia just wrapped it up Computex 2022 keynote, which was full of announcements about the company’s business activities. While the presentation was light on next-gen GPU news, Nvidia still shared some announcements regarding liquid-cooled GPUs in the data center and the processors that could power next-gen cloud gaming.
The keynote took place late Monday night in the US, in line with the morning in Taiwan, where Computex takes place. To keep you up to date, we’ve got a replay of the keynote here, as well as any announcements from Nvidia.
Six different Nvidia executives spoke at Nvidia’s keynote address, which focused primarily on the company’s data center and AI efforts. The presentation aired late in the US, so if you missed the live keynote, you can rewatch it above.
Nvidia’s keynote came just half a day after AMD kicked off Computex with its executive keynote (where it was officially unveiled Ryzen 7000 CPUs† Intel skipped this year’s show where we… expect to hear about Arc Alchemist GPUs†
Although we were hoping to hear about next-gen RTX 40 Series Graphics Cards, Nvidia focused on its data center GPUs and Grace CPU during the Computex 2022 keynote. It looks like we’ll have to wait for the next-gen GPU announcements until the fall, when there’s long been rumors that Nvidia will launch its next-generation GPUs.
We still have some GPU news, though. Nvidia launched liquid-cooled versions of its A100 and H100 data center GPUs in an effort to reduce power consumption in mainstream servers. These GPUs will be available as add-in PCIe cards, as well as in Nvidia’s HGX server racks. The A100 will arrive in the second half of the year, while Nvidia expects the H100 in early 2023.
Nvidia says the new GPUs can reduce data center power consumption by 30% and free up 66% of the space that a normal GPU would take up. The cooler uses a direct-to-chip connection, which Nvidia says offers the best possible cooling potential. Liquid cooling is common in supercomputers, but this is the first time we’re seeing it on mainstream servers.
Nvidia also unveiled reference designs for its Grace and Grace Hopper Processors† These chips are built to handle massive AI workloads and power the next generation of cloud gaming technology. Nvidia announced the Grace Hopper chipits first-ever dual CPU/GPU chip, released earlier this year at GTC.
Nvidia says there will be dozens of models available from the likes of Asus, Gigabyte and Supermicro, and that they will arrive in the first half of 2023. Hopefully by the end of next year we’ll start to see what these chips can do with platforms like GeForce Now.
Computex was not the most exciting show for PC enthusiasts this year, as Intel skipped it and Nvidia focused mainly on its business activities. However, the show brought news about AMD’s upcoming AM5 platform, including the new X670 chipset†