Reply to post: Re: Two and a half years ago I wrote

Imagination and Apple, sitting in a tree, l-i-c-e-n-s-i-n-g GPU tech semi-secretly: Brit chip designer strikes iGiant deal

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Re: Two and a half years ago I wrote

"If designing a GPU from scratch is so easy why it intel's so poor." You gave the reason for that in your next sentence: "Even if you do design your own GPU you're going to still need to use a lot of other companies patents."

I think there are only a couple of GPU patents that are actually worthwhile in the sense they were not obvious but I have a feeling AI will producing speedups to make people eyes water soon - see the 3 body problem 'solution' recently. Admittedly the data required for this may only be available to large firms at the moment but it would be great if we could get a Risc-V type approach to GPU design with some open source data sets. Patents just slow everyone down.

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