Earlier today NVIDIA announced that it would begin licensing its Kepler GPU architecture to 3rd parties. This is a sensible next step for NVIDIA, but an unprecedented one among the two remaining discrete PC GPU suppliers.
Note that what NVIDIA is announcing today is contrary to AMD’s semi-custom approach to SoC production. AMD is offering to build (semi) custom tailored silicon to customer needs, while NVIDIA is taking a more ARM-like approach and offering its GPU IP to 3rd parties for integration on their own. In other words, NVIDIA is looking to compete with ARM and Imagination Technologies rather than AMD or Qualcomm.
In addition to its GPU architecture, NVIDIA is now also open to licensing its visual computing patents to 3rd parties. The visual computing...
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/12/2003
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/16/2003
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/10/2003
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/6/2003
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/27/2003
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/27/2002
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/18/2002
Today we embark on the second part of our All-in-Wonder 9700 Pro adventure. You followed us through the preview, now it's time for a hands-on look at the video...
Matthew Witheiler on 11/4/2002
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/24/2002
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Matthew Witheiler on 9/30/2002
Learn how to make a GPU from ATI and see what it takes to test and produce them from NVIDIA in this continuation of our Inside series.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/23/2002
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/22/2002
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/19/2002
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/16/2002
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/14/2002
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/5/2002
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/18/2002
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/18/2002
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Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/9/2002