Nvidia to make Arm-based PC chips - We knew this was coming
In the world of "oh that is obvious" we have reports of NVIDIA working on their own CPU design based on the ARM architecture.
Unless you have been living under a rock you will have heard that NVIDIA tried to buy ARM last year for a respectable amount of money. However, the sensitive regulators in the UK blocked the sale and what would have eventually become a company bigger and more powerful than Intel and AMD. (IMO)
NVIDIA is not a company to abandon their plans and continued on. Before the ARM buyout there was a system called GRACE. GRACE was a data center product using a low powered ARM based CPU coupled with a powerful NVIDIA GPU designed to create a massively scalable compute module which was basically what crypto miners were building in their basements using off the shelf components, minus the ARM Processor.
Had NVIDIA been able to complete the purchase they would be able to build their new CPU designs at a fraction of the cost while still getting income from Qualcomm (and others) due to the current ARM licensing agreement.
Licensing and traditional architecture aside the ARM based CPUs RISC based processors and are extremely power efficient leading to their adoption into mobile devices and several Apple based laptops. The power of the CPU comes in the form of multithreading and by adding more cores to the CPU they can easily scale past the power of current desktop CPUs without producing as much heat.
Combine that with an NVIDIA GPU and you have an extremely powerful all-in-one system that could replace every x86 based notebook with better battery performance and lower temperatures.
Related Web URL: https://www.reuters.com/technology/nvidia-make-arm...