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NVIDIA Tegra: Tiny Computer Packs Massive Punch!

First system-on-a-chip to market
By: Steve Dougherty | Gaming News | Posted: Jun 2, 2008 11:58 pm

COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2008 With opening day now upon us, COMPUTEX is in full swing with plenty of surprises around the corner.


NVIDIA has geared up early with a recent official announcement supporting its new Tegra family of processors; these being the first complete system-on-a-chip solutions to come to market. In case you missed it, we were able to bring you some early coverage of Tegra and the types of devices it's being paired up with during our Day 0 wanderings.


The following sites have full coverage on Tegra which should give you a solid understanding of its capabilities :-


Hexus, PC Perspective, LegitReviews, Hot Hardware, Techarp, Benchmark Reviews, Techgage & CHW


SANTA CLARA, CA-JUNE 2, 2008-Today, NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) 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.


"Creating Tegra was a massive challenge. Our vision was to create a platform that will enable the 2nd personal computer revolution - which will be mobile centric, with devices that last days on a single charge, and yet has the web, high definition media, and computing experiences we've come to expect from our PC," said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO at NVIDIA. "Shrinking down a 50 watt PC architecture will not create the discontinuity this industry needs. The culmination of nearly 1,000 man years of engineering, Tegra is a completely ground-up computer-on-a-chip architecture that consumes 100 times less power. Mobile internet and computing devices built with Tegra are going to be magical."


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