NVIDIA fellow David Kirk told the audience at the International Supercomputing Conference that he believes that ARM-based SoCs with GPUs will eventually dominate the PC market:
Nvidia believes that discrete graphics processing units (GPUs) will continue to exist and therefore evolve, which is pretty logical, given the fact that GPUs are still graphics centric and end-users demand high performance graphics on the first place. But Nvidia not only hopes that GPUs will remain in place, it also hopes that ARM-based microprocessors will eventually find their way into desktops and notebooks in addition to smartphones and tablets.
"Clearly, the personal computer experience is going to be dominated by SoCs with integrated ARM cores and GPUs. This is happening today and will be solidified by support for ARM in Windows Next. But as I said above, we expect that there will be a CPU + GPU market for a very long time to come," said David Kirk, an Nvidia fellow, in an interview with HPCwire.