nVidia's Tegra does 720p HD Video

But does it really matter.

Published Thu, Jun 4 2009 10:46 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:36 PM CST
Just this morning I posed a question about the use of the Tegra SoC chip in netbooks. Well the question still stands but the gang over at Engadget has an interesting piece that comes to them from TechVideoBlog. It seems they have a video showing Tegra pumping out some 720p HD content without breaking a sweat.

My issue with Tegra follows in the OS choices and other performance. Right now the only operating systems that Tegra is being used with are Windows CE (which is awful) and Android. The other factor is system performance, it is being reported that you can only have about four tabs of Firefox open before the system slows down. To me in a machine designed for internet usage that is just not enough.

Maybe if nVidia pushes this into portable HD media players it will fit. But in reality HD video on my netbook is not something I can get worked up about.

Read more here.

If you didn't believe the Tegra hype -- 25 days audio, 10 hours of 1080p video on single charge -- already then pull up a stool, son, NVIDIA wants to tell your a story. TechVideoBlog sat down with Gordon Grigor, NVIDIA's Director of Mobile Software to see Tegra's little Atom smasher in action. So sit back while Gordon smoothly streams a 720p MSN HD trailer off the web (over WiFi) then switches over to Firefox to take Flash for a spin at full-screen. Gordon also clarifies earlier confusion over Tegra's ability to handle HD video; see, the Tegra 600 can do H.264 video at 720p while the Tegra 650 can decode 1080p. Gordon also gives some more insight into memory configurations.

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