Chinese GPU maker Jing Jiawei begins production of JM9 chip, the first chip to fall short of NVIDIA’s GTX 1080 performance
Jing Jiawei, a Chinese GPU maker, recently released a statement that its new JM9 series processors are ready for sale, due to the end of preliminary chip testing. The JM9 is ready to meet premium requirements for displays, as well as AI computing requirements, such as media processing, gaming, geographic information systems, CAD-based design, and virtualization.
Chinese GPU maker Jing Jiawei to launch JM9 series after months of meticulous testing
The Eastern manufacturer has requested an institutional investigation and has shown that the JM9 series is currently in contact with specifically targeted customers and is ready to launch debugging and optimization in the coming year.
Jing Jiawei’s development of the JM9 chips is a huge milestone for the manufacturer. JM9 GPUs are an example of business performance improvements, as well as basic technical reserves for business success. This has enabled Jing Jiawei to offer outstanding product support, as well as to further develop in the general market in the future.
The GPU manufacturer had stated that the performance of the JM9 would be on par with the performance of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080. However, based on the latest specifications provided by the company, it appears that it does not close enough to close the gap to be comparable due to the JM9 being an entry-level independent display category. The FP32 (floating point) performance of the JM9 is only capable of 1.5 TFlops, where the GTX 1080 can access 11.3 TFlops, a difference of 6.5 times that of the JM9.
The JM9 has a memory capacity of 8 GB and a bandwidth speed of up to 128 GB / s. The MyDrivers website says the positioning width is around 128-bit, but at the moment this is currently a speculated amount. The frequency equivalent is 8 GHz, which is equivalent to a GDDR5 memory module. It is also speculated that if the frequency had been 16 GHz on 64-bit it would have placed the JM9 in the GDDR6 category, but again, due to the company’s specifications, it leans heavily towards GDDR5 equivalence.
Jing Jiawei’s JM9 GPU will also include 2D and 3D graphics capabilities, corresponding video codecs, multi-channel video output, as well as compatibility for multiple platforms and systems. The GPU will feature HDMI 2.0 and DP 1.3 outputs for display with H.265 / 4K 60FPS encoding. It will also be compatible with the OpenGL 4.5 and OpenCL 2.0 APIs. No DirectX support is mentioned. Power consumption only runs at 30W, which is pretty low on the spectrum. It looks like JM9 chips will initially be produced for the entry-level segment and more high-end SKUs are planned for later.