Intel unveiled its latest artificial intelligence chip, the Gaudi 3, at its Vision event, aiming to grab market share from Nvidia, the current leader in AI processors. This new chip boasts significant performance improvements, claiming to train large language models 50% faster than Nvidia’s H100 chip.

The Gaudi 3 is designed to address two key areas of AI: training, which involves feeding massive amounts of data to AI systems and running the resulting software for tasks like image recognition or natural language processing.

Intel is making the Gaudi 3 available to major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) like Dell, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Lenovo, and Supermicro. This broadens the data center market options for enterprises seeking to implement AI solutions.

Beyond the chip itself, Intel announced partnerships with several Indian companies, including Infosys, Bharti Airtel, and Ola (an Indian ride-hailing service). These collaborations aim to deploy Gaudi 3 accelerator solutions, indicating Intel’s focus on the growing Indian AI market.

This launch comes amidst a booming demand for AI services, which has fueled competition among tech giants for dominance in the AI hardware space. Intel’s Gaudi 3, with its claimed performance edge and focus on open systems, positions itself as a strong contender against Nvidia’s offerings. The partnerships in India suggest Intel is strategically targeting key markets for AI adoption.