Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 29th Jan 2009 12:11 UTC
3D News, GL, DirectX Currently, NVIDIA is really missing out on the netbook market, which is dominated by all-Intel platform designs. NVIDIA has finally woken up to this reality, and the outspoken cofounder, president, and CEO of NVIDIA, Jen-Hsun Huang, has launched an all-out campaign to promote his company's Ion platform - and he isn't shy of flinging some poo to Intel and netbooks in general.
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Apparently atom doesn't scale. What hurts x86 massively multi core is the comparatively "vast" amount of silicon required just for the x86 decoder. That's why intel went back to hyper threading. They can get more (inefficient) execution units while not having to replicate yet another x86 decoder.

The arm guys should get off their butts since the arm instruction set is far superior for low power small die truly multi core operation.

Likely nvidia's only way to get back in the game short term is to find a way toteam up with freescale and put together something with a cortex a8. The other arm core nvidia is supporting can't play in the netbook arena.

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