China-based Jingjia Micro has taped out its next-generation JM9 graphics processing units. The new GPUs will reportedly offer performance comparable to that of Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 10-series ‘Pascal’ GPUs launched in 2016. The new GPUs will hit the market sometime next year.
Jingjia Micro’s JM9 family consists of two GPUs: the entry-level JM9231 featuring a 2 FP32 TFLOPS performance at 150W and the higher-end JM9271 that offers FP32 performance of around 8 TFLOPS at 200W. Graphics cards based on the JM9231 will be equipped with 8GB of GDDR5 memory, whereas boards featuring the JM9271 will come with 16GB of HBM memory.
The GPU developer from China has been talking about its JM9 GPU family since at least 2019, so the family is clearly late to the market, as the company taped out the chips only recently, according to a report from MyDrivers (via VideoCardz). Typically, it takes a year for GPUs to enter mass production after the initial tape out if the chip works as planned, so don’t expect JM9-based graphics cards to hit the market before fall 2022.