Nvidia GeForce soon in ARM processors from other manufacturers

Jun

19

2013

Nvidia GeForce soon in ARM processors from other manufacturers

Nvidia licenses its graphics technology now available to the developers of platforms for mobile devices like tablets and smartphones . As the company announced, third now have the opportunity to use the GeForce graphics based on the Kepler architecture in their own processors.
Nvidia GeForce soon in ARM processors from other manufacturers

According to Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang wants to open up new areas through the extension of licensing. So customers should be addressed to develop their own ARM processors for tablets and smartphones, rather than to use Nvidia’s Tegra chips. Among other things, for example, could Apple or Samsung equip their own ARM processors in the future with the Nvidia GeForce graphics. Even the Chinese manufacturers such as MediaTek, AllWinner and rock chip as the licensee would be feasible and would thereby ensure that their mobile platforms are equipped with powerful graphics units.

Nvidia’s Kepler architecture sets the currently distributed across its entire product portfolio a. So it provides the foundation for desktop and notebook GPUs, workstation GPUs and supercomputing platforms. Also in the next generation of Nvidia Tegra ARM processors code-named “Logan” will be used a Kepler-based graphics part. So far, most manufacturers use of ARM processors from ARM graphics units (eg Samsung) and Imagination Technologies (PowerVR, eg Apple) or even proprietary technologies like Qualcomm Adreno GPUs.

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