Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,677 Reviews & Articles | 36,080 News Posts
Weekly Giveaway: Fractal Design Arc Cases Contest (Global Entry!)

Toshiba's Spurs Dulled by lack of options

No FireFox for you!

| Posted: Apr 20, 2009 7:52 pm

Toshiba announced a new line of notebooks running its new Quad Core Spurs Engine Chip. This chip is supposed to improve internet video playback quality and performance. It can clean up those horribly over compressed You Tube videos for you without breaking a sweat.


But all is not joy in Toshiba-Ville. It seems that the new Video Processing chip will only work in full screen and only with Internet Explorer.


Toshiba had no explanation the new chip will not work with other browsers at the time of this writing.


Read more here.


Toshiba's Spurs Dulled by lack of options
The function will work when playing video fullscreen -- not when it's played in a window on a Web site -- and only when using Internet Explorer. Toshiba couldn't immediately explain why it won't work with other Web browsers.


The SpursEngine was developed by Toshiba and is based on the same architecture as the Cell Broadband Engine microprocessor that powers the PlayStation 3 console. While the Cell contains a Power PC core and eight "Synergistic Processing Elements" cores, the SpursEngine contains only four of the SPE cores.


Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more news at our news index page.

Do you get our news RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this news

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

Latest Downloads

View More Latest Downloads

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Did EA kill the Battlefield franchise with the terrible BF4 issues?

Yes, Battlefield is doomed

No, Battlefield will live on strong

I'm not sure, but I know EA needs to improve its game

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
Get TweakTown updates via Facebook!
Just click the "Like" button below