Nvidia was approached by the guys over at Custom PC, who asked if there were plans for the design and manufacture of a dedicated CPU by the GPU Giant. Unlike the last time when Custom PC asked Nvidia this question and CEO Jen Hsun-Huang pointedly said Nvidia "is not going into that business", this time they did not flat out deny it.
While this is not consummate proof, Custom PC speculates that pretty soon an "all-inclusive" GPU/CPU may be on the horizon, and I speculate further that it will probably have the added CUDA PPU instruction capability as well. What format it takes, or what socket it fits into will be hotly debated points until more is known and confirmed.
Speculating about what makes sense, I have to believe that Nvidia will start their own proprietary socket, with their own chipset exclusively, thus making their technology unique, and dedicated and giving less room for Intel and AMD to move in. Please remember folks, this is simply me thinking out loud. Nothing has been confirmed by Nvidia.
The Custom PC article reminds us about the AXP 2500 CPU for smart phones already made by Nvidia to make the point that the technology is ready and available within the company and so it's just a matter of time before they step up to the PC level.
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