Nvidia Unveils 75W Tesla T4

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  1. AlphaAtlas

    AlphaAtlas Limp Gawd Staff Member

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    Nvidia revealed the Turing Powered Tesla T4 in an announcement today. The Tesla T4 features 2560 CUDA cores and 16GB of memory with an effective bandwidth of 320 GB/s. With no display outputs and passive cooling, Nvidia is marketing the T4 as an AI inferencing card for data centers, and say it offers a peak formance of 8.1 teraflops for FP32, 65 teraflops for FP16,130 teraflops for INT8, and 260 teraflops for INT4. Nvidia squeezes all that into a 75W TDP, which means the card can be powered by a PCIe slot alone.

    NVIDIA estimates that the AI inference industry is poised to grow in the next five years into a $20 billion market.
     
  2. vegeta535

    vegeta535 2[H]4U

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    I can see it now. People find out these are great for mining and will start ripping them out of people's Tesla's.
     
  3. TheBuzzer

    TheBuzzer HACK THE WORLD!

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    Almost thought Tesla and Nvidia worked together to show off the Model 4. That only uses 75W
     
  4. [21CW]killerofall

    [21CW]killerofall Aliens...

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    sMiLeYz Limp Gawd

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    Should we tell him?
     
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  6. firas

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    while I welcome this collaboration between Tesla and Nvidia, I think this will eventually be used for mining, a second card for ray tracing and maybe with the correct adapter and DAC it can be used to maximize audio performance.
     
  7. Cactusj

    Cactusj n00bie

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    Tesla is the architecture name, similar to pascal, kepler, and maxwell.
     
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  8. Paul_Johnson

    Paul_Johnson [H] PSU Editor & Admin Staff Member

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    Had to ruin the joke, huh?
     
  9. vegeta535

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    Lol sorry. Dunce cap for me.
     
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    How much $$$$

    Does it trace rays? If so how well? Will it butter my bread, make my pron more 'real' or do other tricks?

    It is named HAL?

    Did I miss any other obvious cheap shots?
     
  11. Parja

    Parja [H]ardForum Junkie

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    False. Tesla is just the name they give their compute cards. The T4 is still Turing architecture.
     
  12. Elf_Boy

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    Nikola Tesla (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla) was a visionary and a great thinker. He also (IMO) fit the profile of a 'Mad Scientist' which (again IMO) only adds to his greatness and his awesomeness.

    Many things are named after him.
     
  13. Chebsy

    Chebsy Limp Gawd

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    I will have to get my soldering iron out and graft a VGA port on it ;);)
     
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  14. Stoly

    Stoly [H]ardness Supreme

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    There's no mention of RTX cores, but I assume it has them. Could be disabled though.
     
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    MavericK Zero Cool

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    Even though it makes no sense, I thought the same thing at first.
     
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    So Skynet AI is still 1996 generations away until the T4 becomes the T2000? Whew. We got lots of time till nVidia develops the hardware to power it.
     
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    Holy shit, 2560 CUDA cores at 75W? Is it 7nm??
     
  18. defaultluser

    defaultluser I B Dum

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    I'm betting cut RTX 2080, with the RT unit disabled. Just eying the specs, they also cut the Tensors almost in half, and likely downclocked it 10% That should easily get the TDP below the 75w mark (RT is power-hungry).

    Or it could be an early release of the RTX 2060, which shouldn't ship with RT unit, and would probably have half the tensors. But the Cuda core count is pretty damn high for a midrange card, so it's unlikely.
     
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