During yesterday's conference call with financial analysts, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang revealed that the company's Project Denver, aka NVIDIA's upcoming desktop processor, is a full-custom ARMv8 architecture based chip with some "secret sauce".
During the Q&A session, Huang revealed that Project Denver, the company's upcoming desktop processor, will be a custom chip based on the 64-bit ARMv8 architecture—and work on it is "going great." Here's the transcript, courtesy of Seeking Alpha:
Well, Project Denver is a 64-bit processor. And it's a full-custom v8 64-bit processor with some exciting secret sauce. And we haven't revealed much about it. There are no 64 bits processors shipping today, as you know. And v8 was just announced. The next 64-bit was just announced. And so, I guess, the only thing I could tell you is Denver is going great.
ARM announced its own ARMv8-based cores, the Cortex-A50 series, late last month, and it expects the first chips based on them to be out in 2014. Licensees include AMD, which plans to use them for upcoming Opteron server chips, and Samsung, which could very well have ARMv8-based server silicon in the pipeline, too.