Microsoft VS Apple
Nvidia is in the process of developing Arm-based chips for Windows PCs, potentially challenging Intel’s dominance in this market. This move suggests that Nvidia is actively pursuing opportunities to provide processors that are compatible with Microsoft’s operating system, aiming to offer an alternative choice for computer users. According to the report, Nvidia is potentially planning to start selling the chips as early as 2025.
Microsoft aims to take on Apple by introducing Arm-based processors for Windows PCs. This strategic move aligns with their broader goal in the tech industry. IDC’s preliminary Q3 data reveals that Apple has made significant gains in market share, nearly doubling it since the introduction of Arm-based Apple Silicon three years ago. The company’s in-house Mac chips have managed to strike a balance between performance, including on-chip AI tasks, and battery life that Intel’s processors have not yet been able to achieve.
When Engadget reached out to Nvidia via email, Hector Marinez, spokesperson for the company, stated that they have chosen not to provide a comment at this time.
Nvidia, a leading technology company, had previous experience working with Arm-based chips primarily for data centers. In 2020, they made headlines by announcing their intention to acquire Arm Holdings for a substantial $40 billion. However, the deal was ultimately terminated in early 2022.
Arm-Based Pc Chips Releasing in 2025
According to reports, AMD is planning to release Arm-based PC chips as early as 2025. This move will put them alongside Qualcomm, another company that has been producing Windows laptop processors since 2016.According to Reuters, Qualcomm’s exclusive agreement with Microsoft for Arm-based Windows chip designs is set to expire in 2024. This will create opportunities for other companies to enter the market and challenge Qualcomm’s dominance. It is worth noting that Windows on Arm has not been as successful as anticipated thus far.
“Microsoft learned from the 90s that they don’t want to be dependent on Intel again, they don’t want to be dependent on a single vendor,” Jay Goldberg, chief executive of consulting firm D2D Advisory, told Reuters. “If Arm really took off in PC (chips), they were never going to let Qualcomm be the sole supplier.”
Microsoft AI Take Over
Microsoft, like many tech industry leaders, is heavily investing in generative AI as a key part of its future strategy. In line with this commitment, the company has encouraged chipmakers to integrate advanced AI-powered capabilities directly into their silicon. This indicates a strong focus on driving innovation and enhancing the performance of AI technologies. Microsoft has introduced a new feature called Windows Copilot that brings an OpenAI-powered chatbot to the Windows operating system. This chatbot is conveniently located in a persistent sidebar and can assist users by answering contextual queries throughout their Windows experience. It provides quick and relevant responses, making it easier for users to find the information they need without navigating away from their current tasks.