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Nvidia Tegra officially launched

March 1, 2011 |

Nvidia announced that Tegra zone app is now on the Android market, providing a single place for consumers seeking the richest games of their super phone or tablet powered by Nvidia Tegra 2 mobile super chip.This free app delivers a curated selection of Tegra processor- optimized games, as well as professional game reviews, high-res screenshots, HD video trailers, gameplay videos and many other features. Sale and delivery of the selected games are through Google’s Android market. Games on Tegra Zone app are enhanced for Tegra 2 super chip powered devices, and are more realistic and interactive. Among those selected as launch titles are Dungeon Defenders, Samurai II: Vengeance and Galaxy on Fire 2 THD.

The Tegra 2 super chip is finding a large and ever expanding market, particularly among those interested in console- quality gaming on their mobile device. It is built with the world’s first mobile dual-core CPU which packs together the best Web … Read More

Intel previews Itanium Processor 9000

February 20, 2011 |

With better power management,improved architecture and reliability,Intel previews its next Itanium mainframe chip processor. Taking into account the advancements in Xeon processor architecture, the chip is code named as Poulson. Targeting the Unix and mainframe markets, no timeline has been set for the chipset.

The Poulson highlights eight cores, 54MB on die memory and bandwidth improvements. Most ideal for the present generation demanding workloads, it features flexible partitioning and dynamic resource management.The Intel Turbo Boost Technology claims extra performance on-demand for peak workloads and parallelism for fast processing.

Compatibility with the previous versions of Itanium chips and the 32 nanometer process technology are impressive specs of the chip. In many respects, the Poulson seem to resemble Xeon. Both are pin compatible and are capable of running all mission critical applications. There has been no details available on the price and release date.

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Imagination Technologies announces Series 6 PowerVR GPUs

February 18, 2011 |

Imagination Technologies, creator of PowerVR GPUs  has released its Series 6 PowerVR chips.To be known as Rogue, these chips are up to 100 times more powerful than its predecessors. At a much lower power consumption than the present day chips, these chips will bring the best of performance to smart phones and tablets.

The PowerVR GPUs from the company are part of ARM SoCs in  devices including the iPhone 4, Galaxy S, and the Droid 2.And now, the announcement of the next generation Series 6 chips with the same horsepower as today’s desktop computers. What is more interesting is ST-Ericsson’s announcement of a new SoC processor series with the Nova 9600 having the Rogue baked in.

The high quality chip set will enable to play full HD video at 120 frames per second and has support for professional camcorder-quality recording in 3D. It also comes with high definition  videoconferencing and tele-presence options. The Rogue … Read More

Intel releases six-core i7-990X-the fastest desktop chip yet

February 15, 2011 |

The fastest desktop processor ever, Intel six-core i7-990X has started shipping. Running at a clock speed of 3.46GHz, the chip includes 12MB of cache and uses 130 watts of power.What is more interesting is the manual overclocking that further improves the processor speed.

In addition, the chip comes with a feature named Turbo Boost that can power the clock speed to a 3.73GHz peak. The speed delivered will depend on the power used and the application performance. Based on the old Westmere architecture, these processors are free from the Sandy Bridge flaw that Intel had recently announced. The Sandy Bridge flaw had resulted in serious setback to the company reputation which they expect to gain back with the new release.

Along with the Intel announcement came CyberPower’s announcement of the gaming desktop that runs on the processor.The $4,465 gaming system is named as Black Mamba.The new processor with its great speed and performance capabilities … Read More

Nvidia Announces Quad-Core “Kal-El” Chipset

February 15, 2011 |

Nvidia today announced the first quad-core processor for tablets and mobiles, the Kal-El chipset. Nvidia has also unveiled an ambitious array of chip sets following the Kal-El. They include Wayne,Logan and Stark- all with more than cent percent processing power than the current Tegra-2 based chip sets.All the future chip sets will have their release by 2014.

The new Kal-El chipset delivers better performance and runs on all mobile platforms. With over five times the graphic performance of Tegra 2, it has the ability to drive 2560 by 1600 monitors. The Kal-El can enable a 10 inch tablet to function as a retina tablet with its high resolution capacity. Even with all this, the power used up by the chipset is lower than that by the Tegra-2.

The Quad-core chipset will increase browsing speed as was proved at the demo. Together, the chip played a 1440p video and the game demos had almost double … Read More

Tips for Buying High-Definition Video Camcorders

October 27, 2010 |

We live in an age that is fast becoming digitalized on every side. The latest home video offering is the digital high definition video camcorders. In the 1960s and 70s we had video camera that were in use for television. These big, bulky objects recorded on analog tapes and needed to be carefully handled.

Consumer camcorders put in an appearance in the 1980s with the analog format continuing well into the 90s. As the camcorder developed, it became smaller and soon home video production was affordable for the average consumer.

The high definition cameras we have today are very compact and provide the best possible picture quality. The concept no doubt remains the same, to capture and focus light into the camera. As consumers grow more discerning in their choices, the demand for higher performance quality soon resulted in digital definition video camcorders to meet consumer requirements.

Now it’s time to go shopping for … Read More

The Key Features of the Panasonic GS400 Video Camera

October 22, 2010 |

The Panasonic GS400 or the Panasonic PV-GS400 as it was also known as, was released by Panasonic in 2004. This digital video camera featured 3CCD technology, 4 megapixel capabilities for still images and a Leica Dicomar lens. The camera features a smart design and the manual controls a pleasure to use.  It also offers 3 chip imagery, optical zoom and a big LCD among other features.

There’s a reason why the Panasonic GS400 is considered a highly advanced consumer camera. This has to do with the features and functions of the camera itself. It has a 12x optical zoom complete with optical stabilizer, LCD screen measuring 3.5 inches, manual control for most every function, 3 chip capture capability and more.

Despite all of the above mentioned assets, the camera is still considered a consumer camcorder – Why? The reason may lie in the fact that even though the camera features 3 chip capture, the … Read More

World’s Fastest Microprocessor Z196 From IBM Will Be Available By September 10

September 6, 2010 |

For those who think of computing speed saturation, here is IBM’s fastest microprocessor in the world. The chip will be available for customers from September 10. The z196 microprocessor chip in the new version of IBM mainframe zEnterprise systems clocks at a blitzkrieg 5.2Ghz, enabling huge business work loads and transactions such as banks, retailers and so on.

IBM invested more than $1.5 billion and more than three years of collaboration with IBM’s  top clients around the world to develop the new zEnterprise technology with z196 chip. The zEnterprise system is the most powerful commercial IBM system ever. The central controller z196 is a four core chip containing 1.4 billion transistors on a 512 square mm surface designed by IBM engineers in Poughkeepsie, NY with contributions from IBM labs in India, Germany and Israel and is manufactured with IBMs 45 nanometer SOI processor technology.

The improved performance is the result of IBMs  patented eDRAM technology allowing … Read More