Changsha jingjiawei is a rare GPU chip company in China. The previous JM5 series GPU has been applied in domestic military aircraft. The main product jm7 series is upgraded to 28nm process, and its performance is similar to that of GTX 640. It has obtained orders.
The next generation GPU they are developing is the jm9 series. Recently, the official announced the latest progress in the meeting minutes.
Jingjiawei mentioned that this year’s jm9 series GPU is expected to reach the level at the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018, and it will not be reached until the second quarter test.
This statement reveals two aspects of news. One is that the jm9 series GPU will be available in the second quarter of this year. The second is that the performance is expected to reach the level of (foreign counterparts) graphics card at the end of 17 and the beginning of 18.
What GPUs are there in that period? Taking NVIDIA as an example, GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 were released in the first half of 2016, GTX 1060 in the second half, GTX 1080 Ti in March, GTX 1070 Ti in November, and GTX 1050 graphics card in the first half of 2018.
In terms of time, jm9 series is aimed at GTX 10 series graphics cards, but GTX 1080 Ti and Titan grade graphics cards can be excluded, and the performance range is between GTX 1050 and GTX 1080.
In fact, the previous Prospectuses of jingjiawei also targeted two graphics cards, GTX 1050 and GTX 1080, because jm9 series will also have two low-end and high-end products, jm9231 and jm9271.
According to the official specifications, the performance of jm9231 can reach the level of low-end products in 2016, while the core frequency of jm9271 is no less than 1.8GHz, supports PCI 4.0 x16, matches 16GB HBM video memory, bandwidth 512gbs, floating-point performance can reach 8tflops, and the performance is no less than the level of GTX 1080, just in line with the view of graphics card at the end of 17 and the beginning of 18.
In a word, combined with the information disclosed by jingjiawei many times, it is possible for jm9 high-end products in domestic GPU to catch up with GTX 1080, and it will be known as soon as the second quarter.
However, jingjiawei’s GPU is not designed for game cards. It is mainly used for high-performance computing, so it is unlikely to be seen in the consumer market. Game support will also be a problem. In this regard, it is better to keep an ordinary mind.