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    A full custom processor, designed by NVIDIA in partnership with ARM. World's first ARM processor targeted at high performance computing.
    http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/05/n...r-the-desktop/

    Although it feels a bit odd to be talking about the same SoC architecture I did twelve months ago, the difference this time around is that NVIDIA actually has tangible design wins. LG’s Optimus 2X and Motorola’s ATRIX 4G both use NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 SoC and will be shipping later this quarter.

    I’m also expecting to see a number of Froyo and Honeycomb based tablets running Tegra 2 to be teased at the show, although we probably won’t see them for an even longer period of time.
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4098/n...nd-design-wins

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    this is going to be fun and daring on Nvidia part...hmmmm trying to compete with Intel/AMD this is going to be interesting.

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    Oh hell yes, the more the merrier. Better for all of us in the long run.

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    Well it seems the mobile market is the future and the chips there aren't nearly as complicated as desktop CPUs, so Nvidia might make a splash.

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    yeah but they are not only go after the mobile market, they go after the desktop as well.

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    Aha. There was a rumor circulating that either ARM would buy nVidia, or nVidia would buy ARM. Looks like it turned into a partnership instead. Wonder how Intel feels about it. I was actually expecting Intel to seek nVidia's help in designing a better on-die GPU for them.

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