Nvidia's new Blackwell AI superchip could change the world, but who's it for?

Last year Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang said "AI was about to have its iPhone moment", and this year that prediction is coming true. Things stepped up a gear at the recent Nvidia GTC conference in San Jose where the tech giant revealed its new Blackwell series of AI 'superchips', which can be used to train advanced, even more powerful AI models of GPT, Claude and Gemini. 

Oh, and these superchips can be used to run humanoid robots - has Nvidia founder and Jensen not seen The Terminator? But if robots dream of electric sheep Jensen dreams of dollars, and wild new and powerful tech of course. It's been revealed the Blackwell chips have cost Nvidia over $10 billion to research and make, and each one of its higher spec GB200 GPUs - the superchips - will cost between $40,000 - $50,000.

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Ian Dean
Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creativebloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on AI, digital art and video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5. He's also a keen Cricut user and laser cutter fan, and is currently crafting on Glowforge and xTools M1.