19 Jul, 2024

Japan sets strict rules for chip subsidy recipients in the hopes of preventing leaks to China and Russia

The Japanese government has introduced strict rules for companies getting subsidies in the semiconductor and other high-tech sector, reports Nikkei. These rules are designed to stop important technologies from leaking to other countries, primarily to China and Russia. This approach is similar to what the U.S. is doing with its CHIPS Act subsidies.  Companies that get […]

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AMD’s high-end gaming GPU sales surge in China following Nvidia RTX 4090 ban – shortages may extend into 2024

Following the U.S. export ban of the RTX 4090 and other Nvidia GPUs to China, Chinese consumers are looking for alternatives. Existing high-end RTX cards are being stripped down and repurposed into AI accelerators, and even AMD GPUs from suppliers like Dell are being restricted from sale to China, though that’s a Dell decision rather […]

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Nvidia reportedly creating new RTX 4090 D ‘Dragon’ GPU to comply with US export regulations for China

Nvidia’s best graphics card for gaming, the RTX 4090 was recently struck with an export ban preventing the GPU from being sold to China. In response, Nvidia is reportedly developing a China-exclusive variant dubbed the RTX 4090 D (for “Dragon”) — that’s according to WCCFTech. The RTX 4090 D will supposedly feature lower performance and […]

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Nvidia RTX 4090 cards are reportedly being hoarded for sale to China by unscrupulous scalpers, which could inevitably drive prices up

The Nvidia RTX 4090 currently reigns as the king of consumer graphics cards, sitting atop our GPU benchmarks hierarchy. It’s one of the best graphics cards for gaming, AI, and other work — except RTX 4090 prices have been increasing ever since the cards were put on the U.S. export controls list a few months […]

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Dell reportedly restricts exports of AMD’s fastest gaming GPUs to China — Radeon RX 7900 XTX, RX 7900, Pro W7900 purportedly listed as sanctioned tech

Dell has reportedly issued a Sales Advisory document to ensure that its sales personnel does not sell AMD’s latest Radeon RX 7900-series gaming graphics cards as well as Instinct artificial intelligence (AI) and high-performance computing (HPC) GPUs to China and 22 other countries in compliance with the latest U.S. export rules. However, our quick check of […]

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