MI300X: a breakthrough for AMD in the AI market?


The problem with a (virtual) monopoly is that you have to supply everyone. This is the situation NVIDIA has found itself in with its GPUs for the artificial intelligence market. The only hitch is that you also need to have the backbone to satisfy everyone, which isn’t the case. Already, last September, Lamini mocked NVIDIA for its interminable delivery times. It seems that AMD and its MI300X are benefiting!

MI300X: towards 7% market share for AMD?

Instinct MI300X

Even if AMD isn’t as popular as NVIDIA in this sector, the MI300X still has its answer. If we look at the figures in relation to the chameleon’s H100, we find :

  • More VRAM
  • Greater memory bandwidth
  • Superior FP8 and FP16 performance

In 1 vs 1, the card is 20% faster than models such as Llama 2 70B or FlashAttention 2. In 8 vs 8, in a server configuration, AMD’s advantage is 40% over Llama 2 and 60% over FlashAttention 2.

As we mentioned earlier, NVIDIA’s difficulties in satisfying demand for its cards are turning in favor of the reds. Indeed, companies are keen to acquire hardware quickly to train their AI models, and don’t necessarily have time to waste. These include companies such as Microsoft, Meta and others. Estimates put AMD’s secure market share at 7%. Good news for the reds!