Graphics and Processing unit to merge as convergence continues

The pawns are slowly moving on the chess board. The biggest change in the computer hardware industry is coming.

Rumours of AMD merging with ATI and Intel eyeing even more expansion in the graphics segment have kept analysts on the onset.

The Physical Processing Unit, which is a Hybrid between a CPU (Central Processing Unit) and a GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) has just made its debut as a card from Ageia.

VIA, part of a huge Chinese conglomerate and one of the biggest chipset manufacturers, has demonstrated SoC or System on Chip composed of two separate pieces of silicon stitched together in a single piece.

The advantages are numerous. It is cheaper, simpler to put in place and smaller. The next step is to merge both of them onto one single die