Intel tackles Nvidia with new AI chips

Intel Corp has launched a new chip called Gaudi2 focused on artificial intelligence computing, an apparent push to jostle Nvidia and to push further into the AI chip market.

Gaudi2 is the second generation processor by Habana Labs. Habana Labs is an Israeli AI chip startup Intel bought in late 2019 for about $2 billion, Reuters recounts.

The Gaudi2 was twice as fast as Habana’s previous AI chip and manufactured at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co’s (2330.TW) 7-nanometer transistor technology from 16-nanometers previously. Generally the smaller the transistor size, the faster and more powerful the chip is.

Intel also launched a new chip called Greco for inferencing work: taking an AI algorithm and making a prediction or identifying an object.