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Nvidia’s New Challenge to Intel: Arm-based PC Chips

In a significant development that could reshape the landscape of the personal computer industry, Nvidia, a dominant player in the market for artificial intelligence computing chips, has begun designing central processing units (CPUs) that would run Microsoft’s Windows operating system and use technology from Arm Holdings.

Nvidia’s Strategic Move

Nvidia’s move into the PC chip market is a direct challenge to Intel’s long-standing stronghold. This strategic decision is part of Microsoft’s effort to support chip companies in building Arm-based processors for Windows PCs. The initiative aims to rival Apple, which has nearly doubled its market share in the three years since releasing its own Arm-based chips in-house for its Mac computers.

The Role of AMD and Qualcomm

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) also plans to make chips for PCs with Arm technology. Both Nvidia and AMD could potentially sell PC chips as soon as 2025. This would see them join Qualcomm, which has been making Arm-based chips for laptops since 2016.

At an event attended by Microsoft executives, Qualcomm revealed more details about a flagship chip designed by a team of ex-Apple engineers.

Potential Impact on the PC Industry

The efforts of Nvidia, AMD, and Qualcomm could significantly shake up a PC industry that Intel has long dominated but which is under increasing pressure from Apple. The potential release of these new chips as soon as 2025 could herald a new era in the personal computer industry.

Insiders View

While representatives from Nvidia, AMD, Arm, and Microsoft declined to comment on these developments, the tech world eagerly awaits further details on this major shift in the PC chip landscape. Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting development in the tech world!