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NVIDIA Tegra: Tiny Computer Packs Massive Punch

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Pretty awesome stuff. Id like to get a cellphone with either this or AMD/ATIs version
 

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I want in my cellphone... now.
 

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nice. i thought nvidia were just talking out their ass when they mentioned that they were working on some big things.
 

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What happened to the Tegra APX they announced earlier? What's the difference other than this having higher specs?
 

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I would much rather have an Atom processor. I have a blackjack II with a crappy risc arm and it's just slow and the last phone I had was a Samsung blade and it too couldn't keep up. If intel and via make an x86 with low enough power consumption, it will shred these arms we've been seeing and will see.
 

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well a tiny chip like that, with the ability to handle 1080p media with low ass power consumption... i want it as an onboard video already.
 
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Today, NVIDIA Corporation introduced the Tegra family of processors, the world’s first single-chip computer capable of the rich high definition and internet experiences we’ve come to expect from our PCs, but on small pocket type devices. NVIDIA Tegra is a tiny computer-on-a-chip, smaller than a US dime (10-cent piece), designed from the ground up to enable the “visual PC experience” on a new generation of mobile computing devices while consuming the smallest amount of power.

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NVIDIA Tegra 650 also features:
  • All-day media processing, for 130 hours audio, 30 hours HD video playback
  • HD image processing for advanced digital still camera and HD camcorder functions
  • Optimized hardware support for Web 2.0 applications for a true desktop-class internet experience
  • Display support for 1080p HDMI, WSXGA+ LCD and CRT, and NTSC/PAL TV-Out
  • Direct support for WiFi, disk drives, keyboard, mouse, and other peripherals
  • A complete Board Support Package (BSP) to enable fast times to market for Windows Mobile-based designs
"With NVIDIA’s Tegra processor line, we will continue to see impressive mobile innovations in Windows Mobile products," said Todd Warren, corporate vice president of Microsoft's mobile communication business. “Microsoft is dedicated to providing people best-in-class mobile experiences, so that people can carry a single device for work and play."
Source: NVIDIA
Well it looks like they'll have backing even if it isn't as good as claimed. MS is looking for anything that will strengthen their grip again.

I love the specs! Put that in my HTC6800! I'll be happy.
 

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This tiny chip is impressive!

http://techreport.com/discussions.x/14864

Quake3 everything cranked up, including AA/AF, 800x480 and 35 fps.

Also I like the 3D city in the GPS and the 3D interface. Would love a cellphone with this "monster".

:rockout:
 

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thats damned impressive. thanks for that link, darkmatter.
 

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I know that the iphone can play quake 3 arena also.
they mention that in the link dark provided, however it was running with most of the graphics turned off... whereas this chip can do it with AA and AF
 
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they mention that in the link dark provided, however it was running with most of the graphics turned off... whereas this chip can do it with AA and AF
Not bad then. I wonder how the tegra compares with the GPU in the PSP (which is as good as the GPU in the PS2).
 
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I thought I saw one of these phones in a Video review.
It looks like a iPhone but with better graphic possibilities.
But I will definently get this phone when it comes out.
 

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Not bad then. I wonder how the tegra compares with the GPU in the PSP (which is as good as the GPU in the PS2).
I don't know, but I have always believed the PS2 had a lesser resolution than the 640x480 pixel it was displaying. 640x480 on PC was a lot sharper than the PS2. I think it was even as low as 320x240 with 4 in 1 interpolation and that's a big difference on it's own. Add in AA and AF and there you have.
That kind of performance makes me believe that sub 1 W power consumtion is fake though, I just can't believe it's true. :confused: