© Reuters NVIDIA (NVDA) launches less powerful chip in China, complies with US rules
NVIDIA (NVDA) has launched a less powerful version of its latest graphics product for the Chinese market, in order to comply with export controls imposed by the US government.
The RTX 4090 D, a modified version of the company’s newest and most powerful RTX 4090 gaming chip, has approximately 10% fewer processing cores, as well as fewer processing subunits, commonly used for artificial intelligence tasks.
“The GeForce RTX 4090 D has been designed to comply with US government export controls and will only be available at retail in China” – commented a spokesperson for Nvidia (NASDAQ:).
The company added that it “engaged extensively” with the US government during the development of the modified chip.
Nvidia, which has more than 90% market share in China’s $7 billion AI market, was forced to pull its latest offerings from the Chinese market after the US government adopted stricter controls. strict on the export of crucial technologies to the country.
The chip will be available to Chinese customers in January 2024.
NVDA shares are gaining modestly in premarket trading Friday and are up nearly 250% year to date.