NVIDIA's Project Denver 'Going Great,' Based on ARMv8
NVIDIA released its third quarter earnings earlier, but there was something else in there too that should be of great interest to many. NVIDIA's CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, announced Project Denver will be a 64-bit desktop processor based on the ARMv8 architecture. However, not much else can be said about the chip other than Huang saying it's "going great." ARM recently showed off its ARMv8 cores with the Cortex-A50 series, which is what AMD will use as its SoC Opteron chips. Those Cortex-A50 chips aren't expected to arrive until 2014, but NVIDIA may have Project Denver out before then. Last March, Huang said the chip was around three and a half years into its five year design cycle, which could mean Project Denver is pretty much completed. We'll just need to wait and see what NVIDIA decides.