NVIDIA Maxwell to be part of Project Denver

NVIDIA’s biggest announcement at CES 2011 was undoubtedly Project Denver – NVIDIA’s own “Fusion” product. Tegra General Manager, Mike Rayfield, has revealed that NVIDIA’s Maxwell generation of GPUs will be used for the first end-product for Project Denver, in an interview with Hexus. Project Denver will also fuse an “extremely high performance ARM CPU”, presumably custom designed by/for NVIDIA.


NVIDIA’s biggest announcement at CES 2011 was undoubtedly Project Denver – NVIDIA’s own “Fusion” product. Tegra General Manager, Mike Rayfield,
has revealed that NVIDIA’s Maxwell generation of GPUs will be used for
the first end-product for Project Denver, in an interview with Hexus.
Project Denver will also fuse an “extremely high performance ARM CPU”,
presumably custom designed by/for NVIDIA.

Following the Fermi architecture, the next-gen Kepler is due to release in Q4 2011 at 28nm, if there are no delays. Kepler is rumoured to be an evolution of the Fermi architecture, with major changes being brought forward in Maxwell, the 2013 architecture. Maxwell will advance DP GFLOPs / Watt by more than 2.5x over Kepler. Apart from being present in discrete GPUs, Maxwell will also make its way into Project Denver, along with the high performance ARM CPU.

NVIDIA’s first collaboration with ARM began with Tegra, of course. While the original Tegra had very limited acceptance, the Tegra 2 is now gaining some serious traction in the smartphone market. The next-gen Tegra 3 is due to launch soon, with Hexus suggesting as soon as MWC 2011 in February. However, no further details were mentioned.

Source: Hexus

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