working better on GPUs than CPUs has gone to nVidia’s head. After they finished high-fiving each other and downing a combined 374 Coronas, they set in motion a plan to develop a CPU with GPU features.
According to nVidia, OEM manufacturers want a CPU that blends CPU functionality along with graphics functionality in order to lower costs and only have one chip instead of two on their boards. Such a product could have pretty large impacts on, say, UMPCs, providing a richer graphical experience without increasing size or power consumption.
With all the power in today’s graphics cards, it makes sense that nVidia is looking to harness that juice in everyday applications – you can’t be playing games ALL the time.
Nvidia at work on combined CPU with graphic [The Inquirer]