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Nvidia and Mediatek are reportedly working on a AI CPU to rival Snapdragon X Elite

MediaTek and Nvidia have reportedly teamed up to co-develop a new SoC that could potentially rival Qualcomm's Snapdragon X Elite. This new chip is expected to be based on TSMC's N3 node, and its design should be completed by Q3 of this year if reports are accurate.

With the AI PC market expected to rise significantly by 2027, MediaTek and Nvidia aim to seize the opportunity and provide this segment of the market with their products. MediaTek's chip-making skills have improved considerably in the last few years, as seen in the Dimensity 9300. Adding Nvidia to the mix means that we'll see the expertise of these two giants combined, hoping to create something that can rival the promising Snapdragon X Elite.

According to UDN (via Dan Nystedt), the jointly developed processor will be priced at around $300. It's claimed TSMC will mass-produce it using a 3nm process node, but it's unclear exactly which one. As you might know, TSMC has various 3nm process nodes, including N3, N3E, N3P, N3X, and N3AE. The N3E, believed to be used by Apple on the M4, is the most likely option. Nystedt added that TSMC will use its CoWoS (Chip-on-Wafer-on-Substrate) packaging for the co-developed SoCs.

If the report is accurate, we should see the design finalised later this year, with mass production kicking off in the first half of 2025.

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