Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Microsoft Is Careful With New Chatbot Zo, Now Available For Testing
Android 7.1.1 Update Coming To Google Smartphones
Avalanche Network Dismantled in Cyber Operation
Fibit Remained Top Wearable Device Vendor in Q3
Amazon Go Eliminates Checkout Lines In Stores
Uber Creates AI Lab With Geometric Intelligence Acquisition
Google Launches New Personal Safety App
Micron Introduces The TLC-based 5100 Enterprise SSDs
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > PC Parts > Analyst...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Analyst Claims Nvidia Will Enter the x86 CPU Market


It is not the first time Nvidia is rumored to enter the x86-based microprocessor market. This time an analyst claims that the Nvidia may be closer to the development of CPUs due to preserve both GPU and chipset revenue.

"We believe Nvidia could enter the x86 CPU business," said analyst Doug Freedman of Broadpoint AmTech in an inquiry from EE Times. "Nvidia could become a supplier of x86 CPUs by necessity to preserve both GPU and chipset revenue."

Mr. Freedman obviously refers to the difficulties Nvidia is facing to put its chipsets to the market, provided that the company is involved in a spat with Intel over rights to develop chipsets for future Intel processors as well as the "incompatibility" of the company with AMD, because that owns ATI.

A very high percentage of Nvidia's revenue comes from chipsets, so getting out of the chipset business could put too much pressure on Nvidia's other products.

With both Intel and AMD to ready CPUs with graphics capabilities inside, Nvidia may see the entrance into the x86 CPU market as the only was to remain competitive.

Freedman also reasons that Nvidia has been recently hiring former Transmeta staff. Transmeta tried to enter the microprocessor market some time ago with no luck.

"We believe internally developed x86 solutions are more likely than external acquisitions (i.e. Via Technologies),'' he said in a new report, referring to rumors that Nvidia would acquire Taiwan's Via.

"We believe that Nvidia has hired former Transmeta staff extensively, and that instruction code "morphing" requirements have declined as more x86 instructions have come off of patent coverage," he added.

Nvidia has denied any plans to develop its own microprocessor until now. However, the company is somehow involved in areas close to CPU technologies. For example, it has entered Silicon-on-Insulator process technology consortium and had also hired earlier this year William Dally, who had been working on microprocessor business.


Previous
Next
Telecom Companies Announce a Atandards Based Solution For Voice and SMS Services Over LTE        All News        OWC Offers Quad-Interface 12x BD Burner
Toshiba Introduces 320GB 1.8-inch HDD Series     PC Parts News      Super Talent Announces USB 3.0 RAIDDrive

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Nvidia GTX 1050 And 1050 Ti Graphics Coming To Laptops Next Year
Free Game Bundles For GeForce and Radeon Graphics Cards
Nvidia Was The Sole GPU Maker That Increased Its GPU Shipments In Q3 2016
IBM and NVIDIA Team Up on New Platform For Deep Learning
Nvidia Reports Strong Revenue
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Unveiled To Challenge AMD With A $110 Price
NVIDIA Launches New AI Technology At Third Regional GPU Tech Conference
Nvidia GPUs Could Return To Apple Macs
Gears of War 4 GeForce GTX Bundle Includes A Full-Game Download For PC
Nvidia Tesla P4, P40 Accelerators Focus On Deep Learning, Palm-sized DRIVE PX 2 Computer To Power Baidu car
GeForce Experience 3.0 Released
Baidu and NVIDIA Team Up on Map-to-Car Platform for Self-Driving Cars

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2016 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .