NVIDIA and MediaTek join forces to bring RTX displays to ARM notebooks


The logo of Nvidia Corporation is seen during the annual Computex computer exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan May 30, 2017. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

The logo of Nvidia Corporation is seen during the annual Computex computer exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan May 30, 2017. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

If ARM notebooks can be equipped with RTX graphics cards, what kind of applications will there be? NVIDIA and MediaTek have teamed up to create a notebook reference platform that supports Chromium, Linux and NVIDIA SDK to answer this question. Although I don’t know if any manufacturers will build products based on this reference platform, if the new generation of Chromebooks has the function of chasing light, it should open up many opportunities for games and applications.

This is another aspect of NVIDIA’s increasing reliance on ARM. At the same time, NVIDIA today also released an ARM-based data center processor, code-named Grace. In addition to competing with Intel’s x86 architecture, AMD will also be a strong enemy of NVIDIA, especially if AMD also builds its own ARM chip with a built-in Radeon display, it will completely overlap in attributes.

MediaTek said that the company is the world’s largest supplier of ARM chips, providing a wide range of products from smart phones, Chromebooks to smart TVs. MediaTek also looks forward to working with NVIDIA to bring GPUs to the ARM PC platform to strengthen applications such as games and content creation. GPU acceleration will also greatly benefit the entire ARM ecosystem.

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