Tegra3_Chip

NVIDIA is one of the most well-known, respected and established names in the industry of graphics processing manufacturing. While this may be true, the US-based company has struggled to gain... profitability due to a variety of environmental and economic events of the past few years.

After being named Forbes’ “Company of the Year’’ in 2007, Jen-Hsun Huang’s electronics giant...

qualcomm ultraportable laptops

Although Qualcomm’s dual-core Snapdragon S4 (based on the ARM Cotrex A15 architecture) holds out well against other competitors in the smartphone / tablet SoC market, such as the Nvidia... Tegra 3, it looks like Qualcomm is about to release a quad-core version as well, one that will target the ultra-portable laptop market, as well as the next generation of superphones.

In preparati...

nvidia-intel

In a recent interview with Forbes, Nvidia’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang stated that the group of companies that manufacture ARM-based mobile processors are beginning to create a dent in Intel’s impressive... global CPU market share lead. Granted, as smartphone sales have recently surpassed PC sales, this is obviously something Intel should watch out for in the future. But when it comes to numbers, Intel sti...

NVIDIA kepler

Over the past few years, major chip manufacturers seemed to focus more and more on providing the best bang-for-the-buck-per-power-consumption ratio. I wouldn’t go as far as to call it a defining... trend, but it is definitely a shift from the strict performance-based orientation chip makers had a decade ago. While yesterday, we’ve talked about the most power efficient CPU architecture out there...

ARM Cortex-M0+

Regular Android Authority readers, as well as tech-buffs, know that the mobile processor market is (and has been for the past years) under an almost complete ARM dominance. OK, so what about the big... smartphone CPU manufacturers, such Qualcomm, Nvidia, Samsung, Texas Instruments, or Apple? Don’t they have anything to “say” about this? Well, the thing is most smartphone CPU’s are act...

qualcomm-nvidia

When it comes to today’s smartphones, there’s a lot of interest around what devices are getting what SoC (System on a Chip). Many expected 2012 to be the year of the quad-core smartphone, but... it’s much more likely that dual-core processors will still continue to show up in flagship superphones and attract a lot of customers from the substantial mid-end market.

The five major tech c...

silicon-wafer

[Updated] Fixed incorrect information about Tegra 3 manufacturing process.

I’m not going to bore you with all the technical details, but a quick primer is required in this context:... die shrinking is the process that basically allows for more processor dies to be produced on the same wafer. A lot of geeks (me included) get super hyped up when chip manufacturers announce that they...

Qualcomm-S4 (1)

[Updated with TI's input on the OMAP 4460]

Nobody seems to have a perfect launch in the chip industry. Sometimes they get it right, sometimes they don’t. Their only consolation... is that their competitors can have the same problem. We’ve been upset with Nvidia for delaying, for months at a time, both the Tegra 2 and Tegra 3 chips, but the others have had and have delays...

apple-ipad-3

“Quad core tablet”, “four times the graphics performance of Tegra 3″, “the second coming of Jesus Christ – again”, and of course all the usual “amazing,... spectacular, magical and all the other attributes we’ve heard before about any new Apple device, appeared once again in the Apple media a couple of days ago. Except many of those are not exactly true R...

Tegra 3 vs AX5

TheVerge

Everyone knows the importance of benchmarks in the high-tech industry. With things like user experience or manufacturing quality, manufacturers, or, better said, marketers, can make... unsupported claims, without ever risking to be called out. But in the world of cores and RAM modules, benchmarks are, almost always, the final argument in any dispute. So, when the largest tech company...