Multymeter.com – This week, the US tightened restrictions on exports of high-performance computer chip products to China due to concerns that they are being used to develop artificial intelligence (AI) for military purposes. Nvidia, as a manufacturer of GPU chips that are often used for AI, was also directly affected. In addition to data centre GPUs, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090, which is actually a consumer-class GPU for gaming, is also affected.
Restrictions on Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 exports to China began on October 17, 2023. These restrictions were implemented as part of a new policy aimed at curbing the development of artificial intelligence technology in China.
The US government is concerned that China is using artificial intelligence technology to develop sophisticated weapons and surveillance systems. The export restrictions on the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 are expected to reduce China’s access to the artificial intelligence technology needed to develop such systems.
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 is a very powerful high-end graphics card. This graphics card can be used for a variety of applications, including gaming, simulation and artificial intelligence. The export restrictions on the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 will affect the AI industry in China, as this graphics card is used in much of the AI research and development.
Nvidia launched the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 on 20 October 2022. This graphics card uses the Hopper graphics architecture and is based on a 4 nm manufacturing process. The RTX 4090 has 10,752 CUDA cores, 24 GB of GDDR6X memory and a TDP of 450W.
The RTX 4090 offers very significant performance compared to its predecessor, the RTX 3090. The RTX 4090 can produce up to 100 FPS at 4K resolution in the latest AAA games. The RTX 4090 also supports new features such as Nvidia DLSS 2.3 and Nvidia Reflex.
Here are the technical specifications of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090:
○ Graphics architecture: Hopper
○ Manufacturing process: 4nm
○ CUDA cores: 10,752
○ Tensor cores: 320
○ RT core: 84
○ Memory: 24 GB GDDR6X
○ Memory bus width: 384 bits
○ Memory speed: 21 Gbps
○ TDP: 450W
These are some of the key features of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090:
○ Very high performance for gaming and creative applications
○ Support for new features like Nvidia DLSS 2.3 and Nvidia Reflex
○ Stylish and modern design
○ The RTX 4090 is the right choice for gamers and content creators who want the best graphics performance.
Here are some reasons why the US is restricting Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 exports to China:
○ Stemming the development of AI technology in China.
○ To reduce China’s access to artificial intelligence technology needed to develop advanced weapons and surveillance systems.
○ To protect US national security.
Some people in the United States welcomed the export restrictions on the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090. However, this restriction has also generated criticism from various parties in China. The Chinese government claims that these restrictions are an attempt by the US to hinder China’s technological progress.***