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At a dinner this week with members of the press, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang laid out his view of NVIDIA's past, present, and future in light of recent developments in the processor market. Jen-Hsun's remarks are worth looking at in some detail, as much for what they say about Intel as what they say about NVIDIA. We'll recap Jen-Hsun's take on the processor and GPU markets, followed by a look at the implications of the trends he references for the future of Intel, the x86 instruction set architecture (ISA), ARM, and the CPU market as a whole. Ultimately, we could even see Intel get back into the ARM market, a market where it had considerable success with its XScale line before betting the farm on x86.
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need to read this. love Ars' commentary on things
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post #3 of 22
Interesting read
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Go away cheezy acorn.
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NVIDIA's PC chipsets were routinely top performers
The nForce 2 and nForce 4 were, every other nForce apart from the 750i (Due to the market segment, not due to performance) has been pretty crap to be honest.

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Atom is literally off the charts in performance/watt
Except it seriously lacks both, Fusion utterly destroys Atom especially when you take into account total system TDP being roughly the same.
    
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Good read. Aahhhh to see the future..
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First, there's simply no way that any ARM CPU vendor, NVIDIA included, will even approach Intel's desktop and server x86 parts in terms of raw performance any time in the next five years, and probably not in this decade.
I stopped reading after browsing the article and finding this in < 5 seconds..
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The nForce 2 and nForce 4 were, every other nForce apart from the 750i (Due to the market segment, not due to performance) has been pretty crap to be honest.
The 680i performed well initially when compared to Intel at the time.

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Except it seriously lacks both, Fusion utterly destroys Atom especially when you take into account total system TDP being roughly the same.
...but you're considering total system TDP.

Fusion vs Atom cores.... Atom wins at performance/watt. You also have to consider that Atom is a 3-yr old design.
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You also have to consider that Atom is a 3-yr old design.
No the atom is ancient core with out of order code execution enhancements. Same thing the arm is. It's a souped up acorn just like atom is a souped up pentium core.
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I love ars articles. Lots of interesting stuff. For this though, I think it seems pretty obvious.
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