Nvidia looking to buy Arm, in ‘advanced talks’

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  • Adul Al Salami Kebab
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P-CHM, 11 minutes agoNews flash:
ARM Mali GPUs aren’t competing with NVIDIA GPUs. The former are ultra low po… more
Have you forgotten Tegra(ARM CPU + their own GPU)? Nvidia made SoC before and they can again, the only thing they lack for making phones would be Wifi, LTE & 5G patents and they could make a full SoC all on their own, now they can a tablet / laptop and use a Intel or Qualcomm modem sure. Phone? Will be harder but they are getting closer to that also…

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Berserker, 8 minutes agoThe bigger fish eats the smaler fish. Eliminating the competition imo. That’s not something the consumer cares about. If you are some tech savvy who wants to see all types of variants and brands, bad luck. But for 99% of western people (not me since I’m a bit of an experimental guy, especially when it comes to lower prices, since romania is poor and stuff) nothing will actually change. If performance increases every year, that will be enough for them

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P-CHM, 28 minutes agoWhy are people worried? NVIDIA is not a player in the mobile and tablet market. They don’… moreBuilding up a monopoly, that’s bothersome. Just look at Amazon, Facebook and Apple. Soon every alternative will be owned by one or two companies and innovation will be lost.

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Andreidinutu, 10 minutes agoWhat’s bad in merging 2 of the best tech companies?!?The bigger fish eats the smaler fish. Eliminating the competition imo.

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IpsDisplay, 56 minutes agoThis is very very bad news

People don’t understand how bad this really is Jesus Chris… more
What’s bad in merging 2 of the best tech companies?!?

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I didn’t even know Nvidia had 55 billion

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Adul Al Salami Kebab, 17 minutes agoNews flash dude ARM also has GPU licence for mobile and they design the Mali GPU often used in… moreNews flash:

ARM Mali GPUs aren’t competing with NVIDIA GPUs. The former are ultra low power (yet scalable), the latter much more powerful and power-hungry. NVIDIA would do well to keep those fully separated efforts or Qualcomm will become dominant (and let’s not forget those AMD-based GPUs Samsung will allegedly use next year). Battery life is still hyper important and thus needs bespoke products. Mobile challenges are radically different from what NVIDIA is working on.

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Anonymous, 22 minutes agoHave you heard of the Tegra chips in Nvidia Shields and Nintendo Switch? They’ve been ma… moreWhy yes I did. I use the 16nm X1 die shrink in my Switch.

They failed at phones because of modems. Getting NVIDIA Tegras + modems + licenses (usually from Qualcomm) was getting more expensive than just going for Qualcomm. I might be wrong there though.

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P-CHM, 28 minutes agoWhy are people worried? NVIDIA is not a player in the mobile and tablet market. They don’… moreNews flash dude ARM also has GPU licence for mobile and they design the Mali GPU often used in Mediatek, Huawei & Samsung devices!!! O_O

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Anonymous, 22 minutes agoHave you heard of the Tegra chips in Nvidia Shields and Nintendo Switch? They’ve been ma… moreThank you , you beat me to responding to him

Apple is jumping to arm as well the implications is far more serious than he realises this isn’t just about mobile socs …

Nvidia lost big time to AMD in the console space especially with the switch as Nintendo wanted arm based technology

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P-CHM, 28 minutes agoWhy are people worried? NVIDIA is not a player in the mobile and tablet market. They don’… moreHave you heard of the Tegra chips in Nvidia Shields and Nintendo Switch? They’ve been making ARM chips and competing against other chip makers. They failed spectacularly when trying to make chips for mobile phones but I think they’re planning a comeback.

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Why are people worried? NVIDIA is not a player in the mobile and tablet market. They don’t even have GPU tech licensed to anyone. They wouldn’t benefit from keeping ARM tech to themselves. And if a regulatory force ever glimpses upon this deal, surely the licensing process would be guaranteed to be preserved to allow the transaction to be conducted.

OTOH, that could possibly mean better SoCs for Windows ARM with GPUs that obliterate Intel’s iGPUs (and allegedly the best Qualcomm alternative only manages to match these GPUs, not sure if it was versus the HD620 or the Iris Pro ones). NVIDIA doesn’t have GPUs for mobiles (poor thermals).

Also, SoftBank wanted to water down ARM to recover the money they speculated on them. ARM was about to get worse anyway.

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Anonymous, 36 minutes agotalk in ONE language … unified architecture for complete dominion of machine learning toward… moremaybe SkyNet

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MagicMonkeyBoy, 1 hour agoThis could be a great move for Android!!! Wouldn’t mind an Nvidia logo on my gaming phone… moreI think the big winner here could be Nvidia. If they will manage to clear some of the sh*t that is now in Arm company. I heard that they have some problems with the CEO of Arm China. He is refusing to step down or something. lol.

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talk in ONE language … unified architecture for complete dominion of machine learning towards quantum computing … the real question … who is the real boss behind the scene ???

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Oh not only laptops with ARM Nvidia may be able to make desktop ARM CPUs if there are ways to make em compatible and competitive against x86/64 if so they may also join the race to be the third desktop CPU manufacturer and will very likely happen… That would be the biggest win for OEMs & DIY PC builders alike if we could get more competition to the market! 🙂

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MagicMonkeyBoy, 1 hour agoThis could be a great move for Android!!! Wouldn’t mind an Nvidia logo on my gaming phone… moreYou won’t be saying that when gaming phones become more expensive

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IpsDisplay, 56 minutes agoThis is very very bad news

People don’t understand how bad this really is Jesus Chris… more
If the news is to be trusted then “advanced” talks basically means it’s a done deal on both sides with some minor details to be hammered out.

The only thing left is how the regulatory gods respond to this, which could make or break the deal but from both companies perspective, deal is basically done.

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MagicMonkeyBoy, 1 hour agoThis could be a great move for Android!!! Wouldn’t mind an Nvidia logo on my gaming phone… moreThis is actually a major problem but also a possibility, for phones its a disaster if Nvidia buys em since then all competing ARM users such as Samsung(works with AMD for its next-gen graphics), Apple who makes their own GPU, Qualcomm & Mediatek who often work with Imagination(GPU designer) will all be at a disadvantage if Nvidia doesn’t play nice. Spoiler alert they are known for playing dirty! The possibility how ever is that we may see ARM+Nvidia iGPU laptops coming to market and if ARM+powerful GPU= more ARM compatible games for Windows? Yay?

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IpsDisplay, 56 minutes agoThis is very very bad news

People don’t understand how bad this really is Jesus Chris… more
Yes, it would be great if Nvidia cuts off chip supply to Apple and Qualcomm. Let the US suffer some comeuppance.

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