System Builders Intrigued By Nvidia Tegra 2 Mobile Processorsr
By Zewde Yeraswork, CRN
January 12, 2011 8:02 PM EST
Nvidia (NSDQ:NVDA)’s new Tegra 2 processors, which were featured inside several handheld devices on display at CES 2011, offer a different approach to graphics integration.
Tegra 2 leverages two ARM cores alongside its own GPU, rather than place the GPU and the CPU on a single die as AMD (NYSE:AMD) and Intel (NSDQ:INTC) have with Fusion and Sandy Bridge respectively. This allows Nvidia to focus on the growing embedded device segment — in particular what it calls “super-phones.”
“I think that as phones become more and more powerful, they will take over more of the tasks that we rely on computers for today,” said John Tucker, Mobile Product Manager at Portland, Ore.-based system builder CTL. “However, I don’t see ‘Phoneputers’ or ‘superphones’ fitting into categories of their own. More power and capability is just what people will come to expect from their phones, just as they do already from their computers.”
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