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13.7.11

Nvidia Tegra 2 Processor Table PC

What is Nvidia Tegra 2
Tegra series is a system-on-chip developed by NVIDIA. Compare the first generation of Tegra (Tegra 1), which is based on ARM11 design, NVIDIA skipped ARM Cortex A8 design, and went straight to Cortex A9 design(faster that Cortex A8!)

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Cortex A9 is expected to significantly outperform Cortext A8 based processors but currently no benchmark results exist to prove this yet (well, almost - read further). Currently no smartphones on the market are using Cortex A9 based processors. Future Cortex A9 based processors include 3rd generation Qualcomm processors, Samsung's Orion and Texas Instrument's OMAP 4 platform.

more info about Tegra ,check out :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nvidia_Tegra

Tegra 2's GPU core is NVIDIA's own design. It is essentially the same design as the one found in Tegra 1, but faster. NVIDIA claims about 2-3x the performance improvement. I believe it since the bandwidth alone between the processor and the memory increased 2x.

They also claim far less power consumption when Tegra 2 chip is decoding music and video compare to Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors. If this is true, Tegra 2 based phones will last significantly longer when listening music and watching YouTube video.

So what makes Tegra 2 CPU core go fast? This is really asking a question of what makes ARM Cortex A9 fast. ARM has implemented out-of-order execution on its dual-issue pipeline. It also features a shorter pipeline which helps complete instructions faster. Cortex A9 is expected to feature significantly better IPC (instructions per clock) than Cortex A8. I

1GHz Cortex A9 core will perform significantly better than 1GHz Cortex A8 core (about 25% improvement!). And on top, Cortex A9 is known to clock well - up to 2GHz. However, whether NVIDIA can scale other components in Tegra 2 will be a separate question all together.

Comparison Between Cortex A9 and Cortex A8

1GHz dual-core Cortex A9 will destroy any 1GHz single-core Cortex A8 based processors. Also, NVIDIA's design can be extended to quad-core packaging. Eventually, we may see a quad-core Tegra 2 processors if there is a market for it.What we are seeing here, is essentially a repeat of the evolution of the desktop processors in a smaller, more efficient package.

Tegra 2 Can be found on the following tablets PC...Price might dropped as time goes by.check out the latest price at respective website.

- Motorola Xoom WiFi [RRP - US$599] (Costco.com)
- Motorola Xoom 3G (CDMA) [RRP -US$799] (Verizon Wireless)
- Motorola Xoom 4G (WiMAX) [RRP - N/A]
- Toshiba Folio AS100 [RRP - RM1599]
- T-Mobile G-Slate (aka LG Optimus Pad) [RRP - US$750] without contract (T-Mobile USA)
- Acer Iconia A100 16GB [RRP - 299.00 pounds] (Amazon.co.uk)
- Acer Iconia A500 32GB (RRP - US$450)
- ASUS Eee Pad Slider [RRP - N/A]
- Asus Eee Pad Transformer 16GB no keyboard [RM1498.00]
- Asus Eee Pad Transformer Keyboard (RM301.00)
- Asus Eee Pad Transformer 32GB no keyboard [RRP - US$499]
- Dell Streak 7 [RRP - USD 449.99]
- ViewSonic G Tablet [RRP - USD 279.99]
- Toshiba ANT-100 (Thrive/Regza), 8GB [RRP - US$450 (Newegg.com)]
- Toshiba ANT-100 (Thrive/Regza), 16GB [RRP - US$500 (Newegg.com)]
- Toshiba ANT-100 (Thrive/Regza), 32GB [RRP - US$580 (Newegg.com)]
- Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet (also known as Think Slate - 3G & 4G) [RRP - USD 499.00]
- Sony S1 9.4" Display, 3G & 4G [RRP - TBA]
- Sony S2 2x 5.5" Display, 3G & 4G [RRP - TBA]

Tegra 2 specification And Key Features:

* 1080p H.264/VC-1/MPEG-4 Video Decode
* 1080p H.264 Video Encode
* True dual-display support
* 1080p (1920x1080) HDMI 1.3 capable
* WSXGA+ (1680x1050) LCD capable
* NTSC/PAL TV output

What We Found on Tegra 2
# Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU — The world's first mobile dual-core CPU for faster Web browsing, snappier response time, and overall better performance. The Cortex-A9 is the first mobile CPU with out of order execution for more efficient processing, resulting in a better overall experience.
# Ultra-low power (ULP) GeForce GPU — Architected for low-power applications, the ULP GeForce GPU delivers outstanding mobile 3D game playability and a visually engaging, highly-responsive 3D user interface.

Specifications:


Processor
CPU Dual-Core ARM Cortex A9
Frequency 1 GHz, per core
L2 Cache 1 MB
L1 Cache (I/D) (32KB / 32KB) per core
Memory
Frequency DDR2-667 (Tegra 250)
LPDDR2-600 (Tegra 230 and Tegra 250)
Memory Size Up to 1GB

GPU
Architecture ULP GeForce
Cores 8
Fully Programmable Yes
OpenGL ES Version 2
OpenVG 1.1
EGL 1.4

Video (1080p)
Decode H.264
VC-1 AP
MPEG2
MPEG-4
DivX 4/5
XviD HT
H.263
Theora
VP8
WMV
Sorenson Spark
Real Video
VP6
Encode H.264
MPEG4
H.263
VP8
Video Teleconference (VTC) H.264
MPEG4
H.263
VP8
Audio
Decode AAC-LC
AAC+
eAAC+
MP3
MP3 VBR
WAV/PCM
AMR-NB
AMR-WB
BSAC
MPEG-2 Audio
Vorbis
WMA 9
WMA Lossless
WMA Pro
G.729a *
G.711 *
QCELP *
EVRC *

* Through third party
Encode AAC LC
AAC+
eAAC+
PCM/WAV
AMR-NB
AMR-WB
Imaging
Primary Camera 12 MP
Secondary Camera 5 MP
Mpixel/s 150
Digital Zoom Up to 16x
JPEG Decoding/Encoding 80MP/sec
Still image stabilitization Yes
Video stabilization Yes
Features Auto Exposure
Auto White Balance
Auto Focus
Lens Shading 9th order
De-Mosaic
Sharpening
Programmable De-Noise
MIPI CSI Yes

Display
Display Controllers 2 simultaneous
HDMI 1.3 1920x1080
LCD 1024x600 (Tegra 230)
1680x1050 (Tegra 250)
CRT 1280x1024 (Tegra 230)
1600x1200 (Tegra 250)
MIPI DSI Yes

Package
Package 12x12 PoP (Tegra 230 and Tegra 250)
23x23 BGA (Tegra 250)
Process 40 nm



Ref Sources:
http://www.arm.com/products/processors/cortex-a/cortex-a9.php

1.5.11

6 Points To Consider When Buying A Gaming Computer

Nowadays Instead of video game console such as play station PS,PS2,PS3,PSP,XBOX 360,Nintendo ETC .People use computer laptop ,mobile device to play computer games. Young or old ,no matter how old you are,there are bunch of great game out there with stunning graphic that require good and high speed computer specification. For people who use their computer as a gaming center ,setting up a computer with top computer hardware is essential,it will ensure the games run smoothly without hang at the middle of the game.Gamer are advice to set up to the latest best graphic card to their computer,it should be able to meet the min requirements of video games and the other generic gaming utility like DOSBOX.



You might ask,Whats the difference between a gaming PC with the traditional PCs.
Gaming computer needs to have faster speed of calculation. Below listed few points you need to consider when buying and setting up a gaming computer.

1.How much is your budget?
knowing how much money you are willing to spend on your gaming computer. you may possibly need to venture and spend hundreds or thousands of dollars. Alternatively, if you plan to have a mid-range computer, not very authoritative gaming PC, it should not be prohibitive, based on your choices.

2.Pick the correct processor CPU speed.
You need to get a fast computer processor. Processors can have a great impact to the quality of your gaming experience, so getting a fast processor is a must. Two of the best known manufacturers are Intel and AMD. They both provide advanced gaming processors such as the Intel Core i7 or AMD Phenom II. You have to ensure that you get a matching motherboard for these types of processors .

3.Chossing the right amount of computer memory RAM
RAM is another critical factor when DIY your gamong computer. RAM is available in different speeds and sizes. At present, you can opt for the highest quality RAM that is Double Data Rate (DDR) RAM.you can get DDR3, DDR4 for your aning computer,(DDR)RAM has twice as fast as a Single Data (SD) RAM. Getting the appropriate RAM is imperative as of there is a wide-array of computer games today that needs your PC to have a minimum of 1-2 gigabytes.

4.Extenal video card for your PC
You may need a top of the line extenal video card. Some of the leading brands of video cards may include nViidia Geforce and Radeon. When it comes to choosing the bast video card, it is definitive to choose one with adequate amounts of video memory and one that is compatible with pixel shading and directX.

5.Computer hard drive storage
Getting a hard drive that has large storage amount is important. Computer games today are larger than ever do to cinematic clips, intensive graphics and audio files. Fortunately, hard drives are also becoming larger and larger. In addition, some hard drives can reach up to 2 terabytes per drive.

6.LCD or LED monitor for your PC or laptop.
Larger monitors are helpful when it comes to gaming. Using a larger aspect ratio can enable you to see more per frame, such as oncoming enemies. It also depends on the video card you bring into play, some gamers use flat screen TVs as monitors to get an even larger display.

Now you have it ,the 6 basic points you need to consider when buying a gaming computer,although setting up a gaming computer may possibly be quite complicated, knowing what parts you need will speed up and make the process easier. Other elemental that you might need to toke in the consideration include a good keyboard and mouse,fast Internet broadband connection (if you interested in online game),good sound system etc.



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Brief:

If you plan to buy a computer component guides to learn on how to do build a powerful system.If you are not in hurry, i really don’t see any necessity in doing this. As far as you know the power of Internet ,and know how to use the Internet to learn and to browse the products that you wish to buy,do your research ,you can find a bunch of free, useful and interesting information regarding these aspects. However,there might too much information that confused you.

This blog will share with you some of my favorite computer parts and buying tips when it comes to buying computer hardware parts. However,even if it seems like nothing complicated for dummies.

We all have difference need on the system that we need,before give our hard earned money to any retailers out there. Knowing what you really need is necessary?

In most of the cases you are going to need to have a large storage,fast loading time computer system,even you not going to use it each and every day,large amount of storage and memory space is necessary for today demanded application software needs, but for those just in case situations when dealing with a bunch of unexpected tasks,you will be willing to prepare something fast and get the jobs done if you have an fast machine.Good news is the new hardware today can easily be used both home PC desktop and laptop.

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