NVIDIA processor not x86?

Posted on Monday, Oct 30 2006 @ 02:55 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Inquirer further investigated NVIDIA's processor plans and claims it may not be a x86 part:
Several sources tell us it is going to be an extension of the GoForce line. This under appreciated chip could use a leg up, it has potential but few market wins that I know of. It looks like Nvidia decided to take that market seriously again.

This means that Nvidia now has the power to compete with Intel and AMD, but maybe not the will, and definitely not the patents. Where will this leave it once Larrabee and Fusion hit? I can't see it ending happily, but Nvidia seems to think there is a niche to occupy.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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