| ||Thread Tools|
|11th March 2009, 23:10||#1|
Join Date: May 2002
AMD Does Not Believe in x86 Central Processing Units from Nvidia
As the inventor of the x86 instruction set – Intel Corp. – remains tight-lipped over Nvidia Corp.’s plans to enter the market of x86 system-on-chip (SoC), Advanced Micro Devices, the world’s second producer of x86 microprocessors, claims that it is virtually impossible to enter the x86 chip market these days.
For a while Nvidia has been claiming that performance and capabilities of central processing units (CPUs) are losing their importance for end-users, whereas the significance of graphics processing units (GPUs) is on the rise. However, Nvidia fully understands that without microprocessors actual devices will not be able to run operating systems and productivity applications and recently the company went on saying that in several years time it may release an SoC featuring x86 processing core.
But there are many obstacles for Nvidia in CPU business: it does not have rights on x86 instruction set and has little, if any, experience in microprocessor design. All in all, AMD, the only third-party x86 microprocessor vendor that survived in competitive fight with Intel, claims that Nvidia does not have many chances in CPU biz.
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Driverheaven Nvidia Mobility Modder Released V18.104.22.168||jmke||WebNews||0||6th August 2009 13:12|
|Dell Readies Notebooks with Two Central Processing Units||jmke||WebNews||0||1st December 2008 12:11|
|AMD GAME! Enables Console-like Simplicity for Mainstream PCs||jmke||WebNews||9||19th May 2008 20:51|
|AMD Launches World’s First x86 Triple-Core Processors||jmke||WebNews||0||27th March 2008 15:16|
|Analyst Expects Nvidia to Acquire AMD Despite of Chances to Lose x86 License||jmke||WebNews||1||15th February 2008 17:47|
|UMC Plans to Manufacture Central Processing Units||jmke||WebNews||2||8th May 2007 19:00|
|NVIDIA Targets Everyday Computing with Support for New AMD Sempron(TM) Processors||Sidney||WebNews||0||28th July 2004 23:07|
|NVIDIA and AMD Deliver Improved Security to Protect the PC Desktop||Sidney||WebNews||0||3rd June 2004 04:46|
|AMD Introduces Line of Low-Power, High-Performance AMD Geode Embedded x86 Processors||Sidney||WebNews||0||24th May 2004 06:10|