Nvidia May Enter The x86 Processor Market

Now that Intel and Nvidia have been attacking each other, it now appears that Nvidia may, just may, enter into the x86 processor market. At a recent conference a senior executive from Nvidia indicated that in the next few years Nvidia would be producing a processor to challenge Intel and AMD.

In the article it also states that:

“I think some time down the road it makes sense to take the same level of integration that we’ve done with Tegra,” said Hara. “Tegra is by any definition a complete computer on a chip, and the requirements of that market are such that you have to be very low power, very small, but highly efficient. So in that particular state it made a lot of sense to take that approach, and someday it’s going to make sense to take the same approach in the x86 market as well.”

I have always believed that if it were not for AMD entering the processor market, we would be paying more for Intel processors. I personally hope that Nvidia does in fact get into the x86 market to provided added competition and to hopefully keep Intel honest.

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