Intel Ponte Vecchio’s HPC GPU Successor Will Be Named As “Rialto Bridge”

It has been confirmed that NVIDIA’s latest H100 Tensor Core may not launch before Q3. This timeline gives the competitors enough time to think about their launch schedules and also to be fully prepared for the successors.

Moore’s Law Is Dead Youtube channel already has a codename for Intel’s successor Ponte Vecchio. Another GPU apparently dubbed the Rialto Bridge will be released next year. It seems pretty clear now that Intel will continue to use bridge names to encode their GPUs.

Even before AMD announced the MI250X and NVIDIA the H100, the HPC GPU Intel Ponte Vecchio was already announced. However, Intel is still not giving any details about the launch date. All we know is that the launch is expected later this year.

This Xe HPC based GPU has 100B transistors and comes with two compute dies of 640mm each. This is smaller than both the Aldebaran and GH100 dies. Unlike the Hopper GPU, the Ponte Vecchio uses 47 different tiles, as well as several other process technologies, both from third-party foundries and Intel. As this sounds quite complicated, it is understandable why the packaging processes can take longer than usual.

At least we’ve now confirmed the code names for the future HPC GPUs that will all be launched between 2022 – 2024. The NVIDIA B100 is codenamed Blackwell, then there’s the AMD Instinct MI300 (CDNA3) and the Intel Rialto Bridge (Xe-HPC2).

Via CNET, VideoCardz

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