Nvidia to grow and do away with CPU

Posted by | July 10, 2002 | Management, Technology | No Comments

Jen-Hsun Huang CEO of Nvidia has come up a long way. Most of his childhood was a learning experience, and perhaps it was because of his childhood that Jen-Hsun Huang was able to build such a strong company like Nvidia. Nvidia as you all know produces what is called as the Graphic Processing Units. Nvidia is known all over the world for producing GPU’s, which has made multimedia and gaming easier. All the growth that Nvidia has achieved to so far has been because of the innovative transmitters being added to the it its specialised chip. Now the growth itself was possible because of Intel. Let me explain more clearly, when an operation like Excel or PowerPoint is being used, the CPU is used to translate the software instructions and to decipher data intensive calculations. When on the other hand some multimedia is used, the work is left to another processor, which is specialised in handling such tasks. The manufacturer of the processor (specialised processor) keeps adding transistors to the processor until it has been specialised and used as a chip within a semiconductor or a central processing unit. Well this is how the GPU’s work and this is the reason behind the working of multimedia, games etc. Now Nvidia is planning to team up with AMD (rival of Intel) in the manufacturing of Nforce, an integrated chipset designed to handle complex multimedia. When a powerful tool like the GPU is available, there is less need of the CPU, because multimedia is where the world is heading right now. Anyways GPU’s make multimedia and 3D games so lively and colourful. One fine example of how CPU’S can give way to powerful multimedia chipsets is Microsoft’s XBOX, this is the basis on which future computers might be built. Let us wait and see what Intel has to offer in return. Well till then good luck to Nvidia on its new venture!


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