I've always thought Intel And Nvidia merging would be the perfect thing.
It would be like 2 Sexy Super Model's and 2 Uber Genius's each had a baby together. And then those 2 babies grew up and had a kid together.
That kid would be named iNviditel. And he would grow to make the most awesome gpu's and cpu's in the word!
(Oh btw, Can anyone explain to me why the Cpu department can make chips that run at 3.7ghz and even higher, while GPU makers still haven't even broken the 1ghz barrier? (Unless you super cool and overclock)
lol we are talking about Nvidia and AMD merging, not Nvidia + Intel - although that would just be insanely cool, but at the same time cause a monopoly in the hardware industry (just like Microsoft did in the software industry).
As for your question of chips that can't run above 3.7GHz - If you've been following along with chip making for, oh, the past 4 years or so, you would realize that they can't do this because the the hardware industry discovered the effectiveness of multiple core CPUs over increases in GHz. Basically, they realized that having more cores and more efficient architectures would yield much better performance than having higher frequencies. For example - consider the difference between a Pentium 4 overclocked to 4GHz and a Core 2 Quad overclocked to 3.2GHz. With as little an explanation as I can give, the quad core chip will yield faster speeds and more efficiency when computing tasks because different threads of the application being processed will be computed on each individual core (all running 3.2GHz each) rather than on a single core where all the computations are placed in a single file line. lol I know, bad metaphor - I'm tired. Intel.com has a bunch of resources to explain what they are doing and why it is more efficient in the end run.
Yeah, I was just stating something on the subject of companies merging lol. I would rather have Nvidia and Intel merge.
Cause if AMD and NVidia merged.. Then most likely ATI will merge with it. Then there wouldn't really be anymore graphics card competition.
I wasn't talking about CPU's not going past 3.7.
Read my paragraph over again a little slower XD. I'll bold the part you might have missed.
"Can anyone explain to me why the Cpu department can make chips that run at 3.7ghz and even higher, while GPU makers still haven't even broken the 1ghz barrier?
(Unless you super cool and overclock)"
I'll explain it further...
With the technology we have now for building such fast CPU's. Why can't we build GPU's that are anywhere near as fast?