News Nvidia Comments as Hackers Threaten to Release DLSS Code

I don't think there's anything of real value in the source code either. Maybe there's some optimizations here and there or some other NVIDIA secret sauce that only works on their hardware, but the real value of AI is the model they're using to do the training/processing.

It's like saying you have the source code to an encryption method. I mean, it does open it up for people to see if there's some flaw with the design, but if it's fine otherwise, the algorithm is worthless. It's the key to decrypt whatever's encrypted that's valuable.
 

spongiemaster

Reputable
Dec 12, 2019
2,004
1,070
4,560
0
How would this be of any use to AMD and Intel since neither have the tensor cores required to run it?
It wouldn't, and you can bet the legal departments of competing companies are sending out memos to all their employees to not even think about looking at any of the released code from this hack. Open source can't use it, so all the code is pretty much useless. Maybe some Chinese company could use it, but even they aren't going to pay for it, so the hackers aren't going to get anything out of this.
 
Last edited:
Lapsus$ said that if Nvidia removed the limiter, it would return an undistributed "HW folder" of stolen data to the firm.
What good is "returning a folder"? That still provides zero guarantee that they won't sell it to some interested party after the fact. That data is as good as leaked already, so there wouldn't be much point in following any demands.

How would this be of any use to AMD and Intel since neither have the tensor cores required to run it?
Another company wouldn't necessarily need the same hardware to take advantage of improving their own competing solutions based on Nvidia's algorithms. Many parts of these routines are likely being performed on standard GPU hardware. And while AMD and Intel might have already put work into their own upscaling routines, there are other companies in regions with less protections over intellectual property that might gain more benefit from the code. And of course, if the other stolen data includes details on hardware designs, that could potentially be of more benefit to the competition.
 

blppt

Distinguished
Jun 6, 2008
521
45
19,010
0
". And while AMD and Intel might have already put work into their own upscaling routines, there are other companies in regions with less protections over intellectual property that might gain more benefit from the code. And of course, if the other stolen data includes details on hardware designs, that could potentially be of more benefit to the competition. "

As far as I know, AMD won't be releasing its actual DLSS equivalent until the 7xxx series, which will have tensor core equivalents. But for that to happen, they already have to be well underway with their own codebase by now.
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY