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Nvidia does battle with Intel, Moore's Law

Nvidia CEO and co-founder Jen-Hsun Huang's jeremiad against Intel heralds future melees with the chip giant over computer graphics technology. Behind the sound and fury lurks Moore's Law.

Most observers agree that the graphics processing unit (GPU) is gaining on the central processing unit (CPU) as the single most important piece of silicon inside the PC. "When you start looking at a PC today, the (central) processor means less and less," according to Jim McGregor, an analyst at In-Stat. The GPU is simply becoming a better way for PC makers to differentiate in a landscape dominated by Intel CPUs, he said.

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deeznuts3392d ago

"Most observers agree that the graphics processing unit (GPU) is gaining on the central processing unit (CPU) as the single most important piece of silicon inside the PC"

Where? Non video related tasks IMO will always outnumber video related tasks.

shine13963392d ago

you are of right course but I think what the author means is for hardware manufactorers...cpu's are fast enough now to do everyday tasks now..the tasks that push a system now is gpu oriented things..

shine13963392d ago

graphic cards will *eventually* be made obsolete for mass market like sound cards were but I reckon if nvidia want to stay up with intel/amd they should buy via...and or work closer with ibm/sony/toshiba

SaiyanFury3391d ago

Sure in most modern games the GPU is very important, but the CPU which processes what goes on in game will never be replaced by a simple graphics processor. The CPU is needed to process what goes on in the game. This is a simple fact that won't change.