Number of transistors in Graphcore's Colossus MK2 vs Nvidia’s A100 processor 2020

In May 2020, Nvidia announced the A100 chip, becoming the world's largest processor in terms of transistor count with 54 billion transistors. However, in July 2020, the British chip designer, Graphcore, unveiled the Colossus MK2, a processor that has 59.4 billion transistors. Graphcore is one of the top funded AI chip startups globally.

Number of transistors in Graphcore's Colossus MK2 vs Nvidia’s A100 processor in 2020

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Release date

July 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2020

Supplementary notes

The number of transistors refers to the number of MOSFETs (metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors, or MOS transistors) on an integrated circuit (IC) chip. As all modern ICs use MOSFETs, it is the most common measure of IC complexity.

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