Nvidia's reportedly using AI to optimise their GPU drivers, and we may see the results soon
Nvidia's already using AI to help design chips, so why not drivers?
Published: 8th January 2023 | Source: CapFrameX |
Rumour has it that Nvidia's using AI to optimise their future GPU drivers
Nvidia is betting big on AI, and so far that bet has been paying off. Nvidia's AI-powered DLSS AI upscaling and frame generation technology is now some of the key selling points of GeForce graphics cards, and Nvidia has confirmed that they are now using AI to help design their latest graphics cards. Nvidia wants to exploit AI for every advantage that they can get their hands on, and rumour has it that Nvidia's GPU drivers are next on Nvidia's list of AI opportunities.
According to CapFrameX, the creator of PC gaming's premiere frame time capturing and analysis tools, Nvidia are working on "AI optimised drivers" that will deliver users of compatible GeForce graphics cards a significant boost in game performance. CapFrameX has claimed that performance gains of "up to 30%" are possible, but that average performance gains are in the 10% range. Sadly, CapFrameX was unable to comment on which graphics cards will be supported by these new optimised GPU drivers.
Using AI for software development is not a new idea, and Nvidia has already proven that AI can be used to help the company create and deliver better products that humans can on their own. It makes sense that Nvidia could use AI to create hyper-optimised GPU drivers, though at this time it is unknown how Nvidia are using AI to improve their GPU drivers, or if CapFrameX's report are true.
When asked how Nvidia would be using AI to optimise their GPU drivers, CapFrameX simply stated that "Instructions, throughput, hardware utilization, threading, settings..." would be optimised. In other words, Nvidia plans to use AI to improve multiple aspects of their GPU drivers, which means that driver-related performance gains will also come from several areas.
Using AI to improve software is not a new idea, but it will be interesting to see how the introduction of AI will change both the performance and stability of Nvidia's future GeForce drivers. AI are not immune to mistakes, so it is possible that AI could introduce both improvements and new bugs to Nvidia's driver stack. Even so, if AI can allow Nvidia's driver teams to create better software, that's great news for PC gamers.
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