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Jacketless Jensen Promised “Inexpensive” GPUs Back in 2011

Video footage of energetic Jensen Huang reappears Via Redditand is making a fuss. In the lengthy video, we hear what looks like a more idealized version of Nvidia’s CEO. No leather jacket in sight, perched on the edge of the desk. He talks about how the video game graphics industry was looked down upon by investors and his parents. But the biggest buzz on his media today is Jensen telling his audience that one of his main goals is to create the best graphics possible. It is a statement of time. Technology is “cheap”.

After a brief introduction, Jensen outlined his vision and talked about the importance of making gaming graphics cards affordable. “We started the company and the business plan was basically like this,” he said of Nvidia’s CEO. “We’re going to take technology that’s only available in the most expensive workstations. We’re going to … reinvent the technology and make it cheaper.” mainly explained that “the killer app was a video game”.

Jensen Huang shared his experience as an engineer, entrepreneur, and innovator with a small group of Stanford University staff and students in 2011. At that time, Nvidia had already achieved great success. Founded in 1994, the popular Riva 128 was launched in 1997, became famous for the “invention of the GPU” in 1999, the CUDA architecture was launched in 2005, and made billions in the year this video was recorded. The second processor has shipped. Product-wise, his long-awaited GeForce GTX 500 (Fermi refresh) series is new. In one perspective, his GeForce GTX 500 series graphics card prices (MSRP), which launched in 2011, ranged from $149 (GeForce GTX 550 Ti) to $699 (his GTX 590 with dual GPUs). was.

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Sounds like a great plan to look back on from 2023, but young Jensen wonders how negative investors (and parents) have been about his road to success following his goal of designing a 3D graphics chip for gaming. explained.

Tech enthusiasts tend to look closely at developments on smaller timescales because they want to focus on the next big development, but they can step back and see the big picture. For example, think about his improvements in PC gaming graphics since this Stanford talk, when flagship GPUs were $699. Considering only general inflation, the current equivalent sum is about $950.

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For perhaps another perspective, see GPU Benchmarks and Hierarchy 2023, a popular reference article. This is the GeForce RTX 900 series (Maxwell architecture, 2014-15 days. It’s clear that GPU generational performance is steadily improving and if the price is inherently wrong the market will always decide Let us know what you think of Jensen’s 2011 statement in the comments section.

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