Next year, MediaTek plans to build a chipset with an Nvidia GPU

Industry insiders cited by DigiTimes claim that Nvidia and MediaTek have entered into an agreement to begin production of mobile chipsets with GeForce GPUs as early as next year. Windows on ARM devices would be a typical target for such CPUs.

Currently, MediaTek holds 20% market share for the chipsets used in entry-level Chromebooks. MediaTek will be able to compete in the high-end laptop market with flagship processors equipped with powerful Nvidia GPUs.

Although the Tegra chip used in the Nintendo Switch is already somewhat out of date, Nvidia has its own ARM-based designs. The Nvidia Shield is another option, although it’s also an older model. Additionally, the business makes ARM boards with GeForce GPUs, although these are mostly used for machine learning activities. Devices like the Jetson Orin NX have a Cortex-A78AE CPU with 8 cores, 16GB of RAM, and a 1,024-core Ampere GPU with 32 Tensor cores.

They don’t actually support Android or ChromeOS (there is a working LineageOS version, but no official support from Nvidia); This is a problem that MediaTek know-how can solve.

The MediaTek processor, which currently employs the ARM GPU architecture, would have improved gaming performance thanks to the GeForce GPU. Additionally, it will have Nvidia’s top-tier AI capabilities. It could be a compelling rival to Apple’s laptops built on the M-series architecture.

It is unclear at this time whether these MediaTek/Nvidia processors will only be used in Windows laptops or if a lower power version will be available for smartphones as well. But you can guarantee that Samsung and AMD are monitoring this partnership closely.