Chinese gamers are not afraid of the American blockade, the new generation of MTT S90 graphics cards has arrived
October 21, 2023

Chinese gamers are not afraid of the American blockade, the new generation of MTT S90 graphics cards has arrived

Just a few days ago, the US Department of Commerce added another name to the list of technological sanctions imposed on China, i.e. the company Moore Threads, a manufacturer of alternative Chinese gaming graphics cards, which we wrote about earlier. Coincidence or not, this move by the US Department of Commerce comes at a time when the Chinese manufacturer presented a new generation of gaming graphics cards under the label MTT S90.

In the database of registered PCIe devices, the names of two new cards recently appeared, and the identification numbers of the devices were changed to the 03xx series, including engineering samples S90 0301 and S400 0323, which represent a new generation of gaming and accelerators for large databases.

By comparison, the current generation Moore Threads graphics card IDs are from the 02xx series such as S80-0201, S70-0202, S60-0203 and S3000-0222.

At the moment, there is no detailed information about the specific specifications of the new models, but it is widely speculated that they are based on the PowerVR architecture of the “C” series.

There is no winter for Chinese gamers, the MTT S90 graphics card is coming

After polishing the first generation of products, Moore Threads has gained extensive experience in GPU product design. The compatibility and performance of gaming graphics cards are continuously improved. Current models support DirectX 11 and OpenGL 3.3, while current DirectX 12 will be supported on future models from this manufacturer.

Moore Threads' multi-functional GPU chip “Chunkiao” integrates 22 billion transistors, has 4096 built-in MUSA cores and 128 tensor computing cores for machine learning and artificial intelligence. It is currently the only one in the industry to support PCIe 5.0 protocol and supports 8K AV1, H.264 and H.265 video encoding and decoding formats, reports Kuai Technology.

The current S80 model uses a 1.8 GHz core, 14.4 TFlops FP32 floating-point math coprocessor, 256-bit 16 GB GDDR6 video memory, 448 GB/s bandwidth, three DP 1.4 and one HDMI 2.1 connector for connecting to monitors, which consumes a maximum of 255 W of electricity.

The S3000 has stronger specifications, with a frequency of 1.9 GHz, a floating-point computing power of 15.2 TFlops, 32 GB of GDDR6 video memory, two DP 1.4a interfaces, a power consumption of 250 W and special support for MUSA Security Engine 1.0 (TEE). , GPU with flexible segmentation, advanced virtualization features such as SR-IOV isolation of PCIe resources. This class of graphics accelerators is intended for use in conditions of large databases to accelerate the execution of AI algorithms.