NVIDIA To License Its Kepler GPU Technology
Phoronix: NVIDIA To License Its Kepler GPU Technology
As a hopeful blow against imagination Technologies and their licensing of the PowerVR SGX graphics IP across the ARM SoC industry, NVIDIA has announced they too will get into the graphics IP licensing game. NVIDIA will begin licensing its "Kepler" graphics technology for in use by tablets, smart-phones, and other new form-factors...
I hope ARM get their shit together, and start supporting FOSS driver, so they can have actually competitive advantage over nvidia.
Wow, from the half-empty perspective, it seems almost like NVIDIA clutching at straws. Lost the 360 and now the PS4, a shrinking desktop market doesn't help either, and then there are also this APUs. Quite interesting times ahead.
That was my initial reaction as well... though, ironically, their stock is up pretty big today, so I guess investors saw it as good news.
I read that the boss, JHH, has sold a lot of stock. Bad omen.
They "lost" the PS4 and the Xbox because they didn't want to meet MS and Sony's requirements on design, performance and price.
Originally Posted by johnc
Nvidia does have a chance though to supplant Qualcomm though as the new "go-to" ARM GPU vendor...which would definitely help to recoup the "loss" from the Xbox and PS4 deals.
The exact reasons are irrelevant. They've lost two very high volume deals in succession. We are talking about ~100 million units per console generation...
Originally Posted by Ericg
The question is how much they are going to ask for now and whether anyone will be willing to pay it. There is quite some more concurrence in the mobile market.
Then why can't they start supporting the Nouveau devs and do AMD even one better by having expert devs providing basic programming info for their cards (of course excluding any 3rd party IP) as well as being active in Nouveau development? This way they can have a quality FOSS driver that can surely compete with AMD
Originally Posted by log0
Just curious, how would that be better than what we are doing ?
Originally Posted by DeepDayze
I believe his point was that it would benefit everyone if we had quality OSS drivers for every major GPU design. Not necessarily that nVidia doing the same thing would be "better", but rather that it would be good for everyone.
Originally Posted by bridgman
EDIT: I guess in other words, in the same way as it was good for AMD GPU users to get a high quality OSS driver, it would also be good for nVidia GPU users to get a high quality OSS driver. Along with Intel GPU's that covers the vast majority of existing hardware. That would in fact be better I suppose.... Not better than what you are doing, but better overall.
Last edited by duby229; 06-20-2013 at 01:11 PM.