Monday, August 25th 2008

NVIDIA to Showcase its x86 Plans this NVISION?

Team R21 of FiringSquad studied the credibility of a rumor on NVIDIA materializing its long-term processor plans. They said they would be surprised if NVIDIA didn't have an x86 plan chalked out at least at a very interior level. The Inquirer speculated earlier that NVIDIA could lift the covers from its x86 plans as early as some time this week, during the ongoing NVISION event. The credibility of this rumor is based purely on who's breeding it. Many point it to have been doing rounds during IDF.

Reality bites: NVIDIA lacks a regularized x86 license which has to be issued by Intel to be able to use x86 in their products. Any mass announcement at this point could cost them. NVISION however looks to be an ideal substrate for discussions on CUDA and NVIDIA's SoC (System on a Chip) plans.Source: FiringSquad
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32 Comments on NVIDIA to Showcase its x86 Plans this NVISION?

#1
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
Adam Savage and Jamie heidaman(Mythbusters) are going to be there!
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#2
btarunr
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Darkrealms said:
Intel has a lot of money, if nothing else they would probably try to delay it by making them prove everything before they could release it.

Thats like saying This statement is false. If what you say is true I have an 87% chance of it being false, but then it wouldn't be very true would it. LoL

Thats funny I kinda asked that question when that news post came up.
I believe x64 was developed around 2000 by AMD and Intel/AMD traded techs. So technically would that mean that Nvidia would have to license x64 from AMD ??
x86 license is non-transferable....with the exception of VIA's buyout of Cyrix and Centaur. Intel didn't crib back then, but it certainly could, because that's NVIDIA. x64 is x86-64, it's a 64 bit extension of x86. You need to hold x86 license before using those 64bit registers.
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#4
paul_phoenix
and then, nothing happens... Nvidia just focus on graphic market like always.
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#5
PP Mguire
I would still like to see an x86 GPU. It would be so much faster than a traditional CPU. Folding @ Home proves this.
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#6
Darkrealms
btarunr said:
x86 license is non-transferable....with the exception of VIA's buyout of Cyrix and Centaur. Intel didn't crib back then, but it certainly could, because that's NVIDIA. x64 is x86-64, it's a 64 bit extension of x86. You need to hold x86 license before using those 64bit registers.
Technically Nvidia could buy the company/majority shares and keep it a separate company and allow a collaboration between the two. I thought someone else did something like that (not on an x86 license though).
About the x64. I understand you have to have an x86 license first but I was saying that AMD came up with x64 and through tech trading it was cross licensed to Intel. So Nvidia would have to work with AMD on the x64 part (I think).
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#7
Morgoth
nope X64 is an addon to X86 architecture
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