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Nvidia Logo NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) is an American semiconductor company and a leading global manufacturer of high-end graphics processing units (GPUs). Based in Santa Clara, California, NVIDIA holds approximately 80% of the global market share in GPU semiconductor chips as of 2023. NVIDIA’s focus on GPU technology, in contrast to the prevailing CPU technology, was a key factor in establishing both its market differentiation and competitive advantages.

NVIDIA Corporation stands as a leading force in visual computing technology, committed to crafting products that elevate the interactive experience across both consumer and professional computing platforms. Its graphics and communication processors boast widespread market penetration, finding their way into an array of computing environments. These include consumer digital-media PCs, enterprise PCs, professional workstations, digital content creation systems, notebook PCs, military navigation systems, and video game consoles.

Unlike general-purpose central processing unit (CPU) semiconductor chips, GPUs are built to speed up graphics-intensive applications such as video games, editing, and 3D rendering as well as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) applications. NVIDIA has been at the forefront of GPU technology for over 25 years and is one of its early pioneers.

NVIDIA Corporation is a manufacturer of graphics processing units (GPUs) and system-on-a-chip units (SOCs) tailored for the mobile computing market. Central to NVIDIA's solutions are two key technologies: the GPU and the mobile processor. GPUs serve as the core of visual computing, blending the realms of science and art to leverage computers for image understanding, creation, and enhancement. Under the umbrella of GPU technology, NVIDIA boasts three distinct product brands: GeForce, Quadro, and Tesla.

In the realm of mobile computing, NVIDIA is a producer of Tegra mobile processors designed for smartphones and tablets. These processors also find their place in vehicle navigation and entertainment systems, further showcasing NVIDIA's diverse footprint in the technology landscape.

Main Products

  • GeForce GTX and RTX series

    GeForce GTX and RTX series.

     Used primarily in gaming and professional workstation applications.

    The GeForce GTX and RTX series are two prominent lines of graphics cards produced by NVIDIA, catering to different segments of the market and offering varying levels of performance and features. the GeForce GTX series provides solid gaming performance at a more affordable price point, while the GeForce RTX series offers cutting-edge technology with real-time ray tracing and AI features for enthusiasts and gamers who want the best possible visual experience.

    GeForce GTX Series:

    1. Audience: The GeForce GTX series is primarily aimed at mainstream gamers who want solid performance without breaking the bank. These cards offer excellent gaming performance at 1080p and 1440p resolutions.

    2. Architecture: The GeForce GTX series cards are based on NVIDIA's older Pascal architecture (e.g., GTX 10 series) or the newer Turing architecture (e.g., GTX 16 series). The Pascal architecture was a significant advancement in GPU technology, offering improved performance and efficiency over its predecessors.

    3. Features:

      • CUDA Cores: These are the processing units within the GPU responsible for executing tasks. GTX cards come with varying numbers of CUDA cores depending on the model.
      • GDDR5/GDDR6 Memory: The GTX series typically uses GDDR5 or GDDR6 memory, which provides fast and efficient memory access for gaming applications.
      • Performance: GeForce GTX cards are known for delivering solid gaming performance at 1080p and 1440p resolutions. They are capable of running most modern games at high settings with good frame rates.
    4. Popular Models:

      • GTX 1060, GTX 1070, GTX 1080, GTX 1660, GTX 1660 Ti, GTX 1650

    GeForce RTX Series:

    1. Target Audience: The GeForce RTX series is NVIDIA's latest lineup of GPUs, targeting enthusiasts and gamers who want the best possible performance and cutting-edge features. These cards are designed for high-resolution gaming, ray tracing, and AI-enhanced graphics.

    2. Architecture: The GeForce RTX series is based on NVIDIA's Turing architecture, which introduced ray tracing cores and Tensor cores for real-time ray tracing and AI-driven features. These cards represent a significant leap in gaming technology.

    3. Features:

      • Ray Tracing: The standout feature of RTX cards is real-time ray tracing, which allows for more realistic lighting, shadows, and reflections in games that support this technology.
      • Tensor Cores: These cores are dedicated to AI tasks, such as deep learning and AI-enhanced graphics rendering. They enable features like DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) for improved performance and image quality.
      • GDDR6 Memory: Similar to some GTX cards, RTX cards also use GDDR6 memory for high-speed memory access.
      • Performance: GeForce RTX cards are designed for 1440p and 4K gaming, offering significantly improved performance over the GTX series, especially in games that utilize ray tracing and AI features.
    4. Popular Models:

      • RTX 2060, RTX 2070, RTX 2080, RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 3060, RTX 3070, RTX 3080, RTX 3090
  • NVIDIA A and H series and DGX systems.

     Supports artificial intelligence (AI) and data center applications.
  • NVIDIA Tegra series.

     Designed for small devices such as car components, smartphones, and handheld electronics.
  • NVIDIA Mellanox ConnectX SmartNICs and Quantum InfiniBand.

     GPUs utilized in cloud applications, data storage, and machine learning.
  • CUDA, AI Enterprise, and DRIVE.

     GPUs tailored for software developers (DRIVE being specifically designed for developers of self-driving car software).
  • JETSON, AI Systems

     Nvidia Jetsonmodules deliver accelerated computing capabilities at different performance levels and prices to suit a variety of autonomous applications. NVIDIA Jetson Platform with developer kits for creating AI products, AI learning, and more across all industries.