Originally Posted by CAHOP240
I'd say the 98% of the market who uses Windows cares if it moves over to ARM.
Why would Windows users care at all, since 90% of the desktop market is x86?
Originally Posted by CaptainChaos
Where did you read that this is only for supercomputers?
"NVIDIA announced today that it plans to build high-performance ARMÂ® based CPU cores, designed to support future products ranging from personal computers and servers to workstations and supercomputers."
Originally Posted by ghost_z
even though its just a start i think nvidia is getting back at intel for rivaling it in the gpu market....lol
As I wrote on OCN many times in the run up to the release of Fermi, nVidia need other revenue streams because they are getting squeezed
by AMD and
They don't have a viable chipset on the desktop or in servers - those domains belong to Intel and AMD, and neither of those will grant a license to nVidia. They have competition in the discrete GPU market (AMD), and in the integrated/low power GPU market (AMD & Intel). They don't have an x86 CPU either
nVidia need to look for new territory, and right now their only outlets are mobile with Tegra and ION, and GPGPU with Fermi. However, they are well aware that Intel is looking to gain ground in the GPGPU market.
I think I see where they are heading...I'm guessing that the rise of Linux has given them an opportunity in the specialist markets, so we may see a server-class chipset from NV perhaps developed in partnership with Broadcom (remember ServerWorks?).
We may well see blades with an ARM CPU, a Fermi GPGPU and a Broadcom chipset and network adapter(s).