Nvidia unveiled the NVIDIA GoForce 5500 handheld graphics processing unit for handhelds.
The newest member of the NVIDIA GoForce family of handheld GPUs, the NVIDIA GoForce 5500 delivers a host of multimedia features, including:
Digital TV and video
The first handheld GPU to playback H.264, WMV9 and MPEG-4 video up to D1 resolutionat 30 frames per second (fps)
Compatible with mobile TV standards including DVB-H, ISDB-T, and DMB networks
High Fidelity Surround Sound
Crossfade and multistream technologies help to prevent annoying breaks between songs and music cut out when the ringtone is activated
Console-class 3D gaming
Experience console-class games, such as Quake III Arena
3X the performance of the previous generation
Rapid multi-shot capabilities
Support for up to 10 megapixel resolution
Low power consumption
Phones based on the Nvidia GoForce 5500 handheld GPU are expected to be available from key handset manufacturers before the 2006 holiday season.