Nvidia thinks it should be allowed to buy Arm because Intel and AMD are really, really good

You might think Nvidia, Intel, and AMD are all fighting each other, and if you look at their marketing, well, most of the time you’re right. But they’re also companies that rely heavily on each other’s technology, especially when it comes to free devices like gaming laptops and even supercomputers.

Take a look at CES 2022 and you’ll find a lot of laptops with AMD CPUs and Nvidia GPUs, or Intel CPUs and Nvidia GPUs. There might even be odd AMD GPUs. But what’s particularly fascinating is that Nvidia cited this complementary relationship as one of the reasons it should be allowed to buy British chipmaker Arm for $40 billion.