Nvidia had some pretty exciting new developments to showcase at its keynote during Computex 2022, although if you live in Europe or some parts of the US it’s unlikely you’ve seen the live stream of the presentation.
The broadcast began on May 23 at 8:00 p.m. PT (11:00 p.m. ET or 4:00 May 24 BST), which might be considered outside of social hours for most of us, but luckily we did all important information of the event summarized for you don’t miss the sleep OR the presentation of Team Greens.
Our very own computer editor covered the event on our Nvidia Computex live blog if you want to feel like you’re following the event in real-time. Otherwise, we’ll lay out everything you need to know about the transfer.
Of course, Nvidia isn’t the only company showcasing at Computex this year, so we also recommend checking out the full Computex roundup for insight into what brands like AMD are bringing to the table.
Grace Hopper Superchips
Nvidia’s Grace CPU and Hopper superchips are slated for launch in early 2023, and while this will be of little interest to Nvidia’s PC gaming audience, this is particularly exciting news for anyone working with data centers or machine learning.
Nvidia announced during its keynote that Taiwan’s leading computer makers will launch the first wave of systems powered by the Nvidia Grace CPU superchip and Grace Hopper superchip teased last year. These servers are suitable for a variety of workloads such as AI, high-performance computing, and cloud graphics.
Nvidia also mentions gaming in it, although that certainly shouldn’t be on your radar if you’re just looking to build yourself a gaming PC… instead, this is better suited to large-scale operations like game design or group gaming environments.
“A new breed of data center is emerging — AI factories that process and refine mountains of data to produce intelligence — and NVIDIA is working closely with our Taiwanese partners to build the systems that enable this transformation,” said Ian Buck, Vice President of Hyperscale and HPC at NVIDIA.
“These new systems from our partners, powered by our Grace superchips, will bring the power of accelerated computing to new markets and industries worldwide.”
When Nvidia unveiled the Grace Hopper CPU superchip at GTC 2022, it made some bold claims about the ARM processor’s capabilities, promising that it could outperform two 64-core AMD EPYC processors by 1.5 times , while using 50% less electricity.
The new 144-core ARM Neoverse-based discrete data center CPU is actually two CPU chips connected via the company’s high-speed, low-latency chip-to-chip (C2C) interconnect, NVLink.
All four reference systems shown during the stream are powered by Nvidia’s Arm-compatible Grace and Grace Hopper superchips, which were announced at GTC earlier this year.
More games will be updated with DLSS, Reflex and ray tracing
We were hoping that Nvidia would throw us some info on its upcoming Lovelace RTX 40 series of graphics cards, set to supersede the current Ampere range, although sadly not even a bite has been delivered.
Still, the keynote contained some news intended to appeal to the gaming community, such as: B. A list of games that will be updated to include features such as DLSS, Nvidia Reflex, and ray tracing.
Details can be found on Nvidia’s website, which states that “since the launch of DLSS, over 180 games and applications have added the technology,” along with some video clips comparing the performance of these new games with and without DLSS enabled.
Below is the full list of games receiving DLSS:
- Deep Rock Galactic
- F1 22
- hit man 3
- Raji: An old epic
- Vampire: The Masquerade – Swan Song
- Turbo Sloths
- Warstride Challenges
Nvidia also mentioned that Reflex, a feature that can reduce your system latency by combining GPU and game optimizations, is coming to four new titles. This is something typically found in competitive multiplayer or esports games, making Icarus (an open-world PvE survival game) an odd addition to the mix, but we’ll reserve judgment until we do can compare how it runs with and without running function.
The four games getting Nvidia Reflex are as follows:
- My time at Sandrock
- soda crisis
- Warstride Challenges
The world’s fastest gaming monitor
Something we certainly didn’t expect was Nvidia introducing a gaming monitor during Computex, but here we are. This isn’t just any old display, though – the Asus ROG Swift 500Hz, as the name suggests, has a 500Hz refresh rate, which would make it the fastest gaming display out there.
According to Nvidia’s website, “This 500Hz display is designed from the ground up for e-sports, utilizing a brand new E-TN (E-Sports TN) panel for maximum motion clarity and of course full Nvidia Reflex Analyzer support, which it allows users to measure end-to-end system latency when using an Nvidia Reflex mouse and GeForce GPU.
A video was provided showing the obvious advantages of 500Hz over 144Hz (arguably the most common refresh rate in budget gaming monitors these days), but we’re a little skeptical as to how beneficial this would be for anyone who isn’t a professional player, or whether the human eye can even see a huge advantage over a 240Hz or 360Hz display at that speed… it all feels a bit unnecessary, but we’ll try to reserve our judgment until we get the Benefits can see our own eyes.
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