Monday, May 04, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Facebook Launches Open Internet.org Platform
HP Revamps Its Desktop PC Offerings, Releases New 4K Display
Samsung Galaxy S6 Smartphones Have Memory Leak Problems
Cry Engine, Final Fantasy Direct X 12 Demos Impressed BUILD
Telecom Companies Seek Stay of FCC's Internet Regulations
Seagate Combines Cloud Storage Systems, High Performance Computing and Electronic Solutions Groups
Microsoft Releases Windows 10 for IoT Devices
LinkedIn Sees Slow Growth
Active Discussions
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
burning
 Home > News > Mobiles > Nvidia ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Nvidia Upgrades Handheld Graphics Line


Nvidia Corp. updated its GoForce 3D chip on Monday, in preparation for the next round of 3G handsets to be shown off in Cannes.

Nvidia's GoForce 3D 4800 is a new iteration of the chip, although the offering's most touted feature is "FotoPack," a hardware compression technology that can triple the compression of a normal JPEG image, increasing the number of images that can be stored on a mobile phone. ADVERTISEMENT

Nvidia is eying the market for multimedia-enabled smartphones, which are riding the wireless backbone of 3G services to assimilate features normally found in wired devices. The recent trend to include small digital cameras in digital phones has benefited Nvidia, as has the interest in portable video and some 3D functions.

The GoForce 4800 is clocked 40 percent or 100 MHz faster than the GoForce 4500, launched last October. However, Nvidia's power-management technology, dubbed "nPower", has been improved enough so that a typical application running first on a GoForce 4500 and then on the 4800 would show no significant increase in power, and thus no drop in battery life, according to Manish Singh, director of marketing for Nvidia's handheld wireless media processors.

FotoPack is a lossy compression algorithm that "looks" at each block of data, compressing it to a target file size. If a block can be compressed within a compression "budget," any remaining file capacity is passed along to a more complex block., Singh said. The 4800 chip supports up to a 3-Mpixel digital camera, with 8X digital zoom.

The chip can also encode and decode VGA-quality video and conduct CIF-quality videoconferencing, Singh said, using 20 Kbytes of embedded memory.

Singh did not provide details of the chip's 3D capabilities; however, the new component can deliver up to six textures simultaneously, he said. In the meantime, however, the company is signing up developers to port games to the GoForce architecture, using a similar strategy to the "The Way It's Meant to Be Played" branding initiative the company has used on its desktop chips. Over 40 GoForce-ported games are coming "soon," including Ideaworks' port of Tomb Raider, Age of Empires from Microsoft Games, and David Chait's Unreal Tournament Mobile.

Handsets using the new chip will be available by the end of the year, Nvidia said.

From ExtremeTech



Previous
Next
New copy-proof DVDs on the way?        All News        Nokia, Microsoft sign digital media software deal
Motorola debuts RAZR successors, iTunes phone     Mobiles News      Nokia, Microsoft sign digital media software deal

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Cry Engine, Final Fantasy Direct X 12 Demos Impressed BUILD
The Latest On Nvidia's Patent Dispute with Samsung
Samsung to Make 14nm GPUs For Nvidia
NVIDIA Receives Favorable Ruling from ITC in Patent Dispute with Samsung, Qualcomm
Samsung Listed In Nvidia's Chip Providers
Nvidia Unveils Quadro M600 And new Quadro VCA
Nvidia Unveils The Titan X GPU, New DIGITS Training System and DevBox
New GeForce GTX 960M, 950M Notebook GPUs Power New Notebooks
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Gets an Epic Bundle
Nvidia Demonstrates The Massive Titan X Graphics Card
Nvidia CEO Apologizes For GTX970 Memory Issue
GPU shipments Dropped in Q4, Nvidia Had a Small Gain

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .