Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Nvidia Tegra 2 (Nvidia's Next-Gen Tegra Platform) Gets Official Nvidia Tegra 2 Billed as Set to Power 'A Tablet Revolution'

We ve brought you news
concerning Nvidia s next-gen Tegra platform, namely Tegra 2,
previously on TFTS (see: Nvidia Tegra 2 Smartphones, Notebooks MIDs
set for 2010 Release and Nintendo DSi to Get Tegra 2 NVIDIA Processors)
and now Nvidia have at last officially launched their Tegra 2 platform
which they claim is set to power �a tablet revolution .
The Nvidia Tegra 2, as you re probably aware if you re a regular reader,
utilises an ARM Cortex A9 core running at up to 1GHz which, Nvidia
state, is offers up around four times the level of performance of their
previous Tegra platform whilst the next-gen Tegra also boasts Full HD
(1080p) support, optimised compatibility with Android, Windows CE and
Windows Mobile operating systems (with full Chrome OS support already
being worked on) as well as boasting Flash 10.1 hardware acceleration.
�Without question, 2010 is going to be year of the tablet, � said Tim
Bajarin, President, Creative Strategies, Inc. �The new NVIDIA Tegra
processor has a unique feature set critical for tablets " fast web
browsing with fully rendered pages, uncompromised graphics, snappy user
interface and HD video " all with the battery life we ve only seen with
cell phones. �
Nvidia Tegra 2 Key Features: Tegra is the power behind the new
generation of tablets, offering:3D touchscreen user interfacesAmazing
battery life " always-on and always-connectedAdobe Flash Player 10.1
acceleration for streaming video and 3D mobile gamesResolution ranging
from four-to-eight times that of smartphonesForm factors and screen
sizes ranging from 5-15 inchesImmersive gaming, vivid photos and video,
and crystal-clear audioNext Generation Tegra is a leap in mobile
computing performance with:The world s first dual-core ARM Cortex A9 CPU
running up to 1GHzEight independent processors to handle web browsing,
HD video encode and decode and mobile 3D gaming10x faster than the
processors used in smartphones today, and up to 4x the performance of
the previous generation Tegra processorAdvanced TSMC 40nm process with
active power management
Asus, to name but one OEM, (unsurprisingly) are already behind Nvidia s
Tegra 2 platform, with Samson Hu, Vice President at Asus, stating �ASUS
newest tablet designs are packed with innovation, demanding
sophisticated graphics processing capabilities, quick touchscreen UI
performance, with very low power consumption for long battery life. The
next generation NVIDIA Tegra processor has been chosen because it
measures up to the stringent design requirements of our products. These
products will continue to embody the innovation and forward thinking
that ASUS is known for. �
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