Nvidia's Volta GPU was announced to much fanfare.
The company has since started shipping its Volta chips to data centers.
The Tensor Core units of the chips provide Nvidia with a distinct advantage over its competition.
When Nvidia announced its Volta graphics processing units, the stock jumped about 17.8% in a single day.
Now, as the first chips are being sold into the data center market, their competitive advantage is becoming clear.
"A key differentiator for Volta is its Tensor cores, which enable it to process matrix multiplication operations in a highly efficient manner - key for neural network training," Mark Lipacis, an analyst at Jefferies, said in a recent note to clients.
The Volta chips are being bought by data centers because the centers are the main training grounds for the growing artificial intelligence trend.