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Nov 11, 2022 04:21 AM
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Analysis: Will Nvidia’s Custom-Made New Chip for China Work?

China accounts for roughly a quarter of Nvidia’s 2022 revenues.
China accounts for roughly a quarter of Nvidia’s 2022 revenues.

U.S. graphics chip giant Nvidia Corp. is dodging U.S. export controls to China by offering a new advanced but reduced-speed chip in place of one that’s widely used by Chinese tech companies.

The A800 GPU, or graphics processing unit, serves as an alternative to the A100 model, which the U.S. Commerce Department added to an export control list last month. Industry analysts said they expect the alternative chip’s computing performance to meet most application scenarios and will make for up some of Nvidia’s lost sales to China.

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