According to a recent report from Tom's Hardware, it looks as though Nvidia may be looking to use Intel's foundry to help make its chips. During a Q&A session with the press, Huang said that the firm's strategy is interested in diversifying "at every single layer," which includes foundries, adding that the company feels Intel is an "excellent partner." While it's not set in stone yet, team green is looking into the possibility, but it could take a long time to actualize.
Huang did expand on the news, saying that operating as a foundry differs to working as a "standard product-orientated company," which is what Intel currently is. Still, it may seem a little odd that these two giants might be collaborating. With Intel due to release its Arc GPU soon, both firms should be at loggerheads with each other as the graphics card industry becomes flooded with more products, especially with a third combatant entering the arena too. However, Huang has said that he's interested in what Intel does and that Nvidia's relationship with the firm has been "quite long" as it is.
As well as that, Nvidia is getting ready to launch the RTX 3090 Ti, which is a souped up version of its 3090 predecessor and utilizes the full capacity of the GA102 chip. The company has been dragging its heels about its release, with speculations that it was due out in January, but it's possible that the company could unleash the card any day now.
With AMD also rumored to be releasing more RDNA 2 hardware, Nvidia has a vested interest in staying ahead of the competition, and that tactic may involve pairing up with Intel. While it's difficult to know how it will pan out in terms of production and availability, it seems clear that, given the recent canceling of its Arm merger, Nvidia likes to have its fingers in many pies.
Source: Tom's Hardware