NVIDIA Working on CPU/GPU Combo

Fudo over at The Inquirer reports that NVIDIA has begin designing their own CPU architecture. Based out of the new design center in Portland, Oregon the new architecture will serve as the foundation for the company's upcoming merged CPU/GPU products. At this time, the rumor mill expects the first products from these efforts to hit the market in 2008. Unfortunately, little is known whether NVIDIA's CPU architecture will be limited strictly to "merged" CPU/GPU designs or if they are aiming to do battle across all levels with AMD and Intel. With Microsoft also taking steps to design their own CPU architecture, it is not too wild an idea to imagine NVIDIA offering an entire family of CPU's. With so much news today regarding CPU designs, it makes the gang here wonder if Hot Hardware ought to give it a shot as well as we have a few Electrical Engineers ourselves. ;)

Charlie wrote about the interesting implications of Nvidia's good fortune in acquiring some folk from Stexar, a company that was known for its X86 marchitectural expertise. And now we hear that development is underway at Nvidia's just-announced Portland, Oregon, Design Center, where chip folk are beaving away on 45 nanometre designs


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