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Nvidia May Get Into X86 Cpus?
Posted 09 February 2009 - 08:42 PM
What do you guys think? Good idea? Vote in the polls.
I personally think this will spice up the market for all.
Posted 09 February 2009 - 09:37 PM
Posted 10 February 2009 - 02:22 PM
It's good I suppose, the less they buy in for the gpus the cheaper they might be, and the bottom deepest logic of gpu isn't too different to cpu, if different at all.
Posted 10 February 2009 - 04:56 PM
I would hope that if they decide to go this route that they are successful. I would hate to see the company invest as much as would be needed into making CPUs, advertising them and the like to fail. A heavy investment that did not work out could kill the entire company.
Posted 15 February 2009 - 03:17 AM
Posted 15 February 2009 - 09:04 AM
Posted 16 February 2009 - 04:02 AM
I would think that Nvidia would try and make a computer that doesn't require a separate CPU on the motherboard, rather a combined processor that runs both as a Central Processing Unit (CPU) and a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). This combination of the two processors will allow processing power to be allocated between general processing and graphics processing when required, allow for the processor's capacity to be fully utilised.
That's an interesting point you state, Atomic0. But, would that be any different from the on-board graphics chipsets being offered by Intel motherboards? Performance wise, it should be better than Intel GMA series because of Nvidia being lot more experienced in building graphics chipsets. However, will it be able to beat the dedicated graphics cards?
Actually this was the main reason for the AMD/ATI merger. It was so that AMD can incorporate a GPU core into the CPU so in theory, it'll be cheaper for OEMs to build laptops and would also in theory be faster because of its closeness to the CPU.
Posted 16 February 2009 - 10:17 AM
For those interested in the advantages of combing the CPU and GPU, you should read the following Ars Technica article form 2006:
Posted 17 February 2009 - 03:58 PM
Another potential pitfall I see is that it seems that graphics technology accelerates a bit faster than CPU technology. I can not imagine AMD/ATI being able to spend the time and costs to update one side of a chips function. Conversely they might be stuck with chips that run at current clock speeds but end up a generation or two being in graphics capabilities.
I hope AMD still strives forward and remains a competitive alternative to Intel in the x86 market. Competition is always good.
Posted 09 March 2009 - 12:30 AM
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