Nvidia to Create Arm-Based Chips, Rival Intel

Nvidia to Create Arm-Based Chips, Rival Intel

News by Roberto Orosa
Published: October 24, 2023

Tech giant Nvidia Corp. has started designing new central processing units (CPUs) that would work in tandem with Windows operating systems and tech from Arm Holdings, rivaling the likes of Intel and Apple.

The tech giant's latest efforts come as part of Microsoft's plans to assist chip companies in building Arm-based processors to go with its Windows PCs. 

Additionally, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) also plans to make PC chips using Arm technology, per Reuters

PC chips from the two tech giants could potentially launch in 2025, joining the likes of Qualcomm. 

Nvidia's entry into the CPU market puts it in direct competition with established players. Intel, in particular, has traditionally dominated the CPU market for PCs, while Apple has been developing its own Arm-based CPUs for Macs.

Meanwhile, Qualcomm is slated to reveal details about its upcoming flagship chip in an event attended by several Microsoft executives.

Why Arm-Based Chips Are Important?

Arm-based chips have emerged as a critical technology in the world of computing, with their significance underscored by the adoption of tech giants like Microsoft, Apple, and Intel.

These chips offer a combination of power efficiency and performance scalability. They allow for longer battery life and enhanced portability, making them ideal for a wide range of devices, from laptops to smartphones and IoT devices.

Meanwhile, Apple's transition to Arm-based CPUs for its Mac lineup demonstrates the potential of these chips.

The Apple M1 and M2 chips, powered by the Arm architecture, offer remarkable performance, enabling faster and more power-efficient computing experiences.

Intel, a dominant player in the CPU market, has also recognized the value of Arm technology, and its exploration into Arm-based CPUs demonstrates a shift toward embracing the efficiency and flexibility that Arm-based designs can provide. 

With Nvidia entering the "arms race," the significance of Arm-based chips only intensifies.

Edited by Nikola Djuric

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