Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Nov 2009 21:29 UTC
3D News, GL, DirectX Over the past few years, there have been persistent rumours that NVIDIA, the graphics chip maker, was working on an x86 chip to compete with Intel and AMD. Recently, these rumours gained some traction, but NVIDIA's CEO just shot them down, and denied the company will enter the x86 processor market.
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x86 compatiblity?
by slashdev on Mon 9th Nov 2009 22:04 UTC
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I am sure Nvidia would never get into the CPU market. There isnt any room, they'd have to license a socket,or release Motherboard/CPU combos (VIA has done both), etc.

An interesting question to ask Nvidia would be if their GPUs will become x86 compatible. That would go a long way to helping ease parallel computing development. I would love to hear that they are using some code morphing technology to make this a reality.

AMD recently released an openCL driver that runs on x86 processors. This allows any OpenCL code to run across GPU's and CPUs. An x86 driver for a GPU would be a game changer.

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