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Nvidia CEO: good tablets are much better than cheap PCs. Do you agree?

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In the earning calls following the release of Nvidia’s financial results, the company’s CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, discussed the effects of the shift towards mobile computing, considering that Nvidia’s bread and butter still remains its GPU business. Can the Santa Clara-based graphic computing expert successfully transition to being primarily a mobile computing player?

Is the OMAP 4470 chip in the new Kindle Fire HD 8″ really better than the Tegra 3?

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Yesterday at their event, Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos, made what seemed like a surprising comment about the OMAP 4470 chip, which is powering the new Kindle Fire HD 8.9″. Amazon said that OMAP 4470 can do 50% more floating-point operations per second than the Tegra 3, while the dual-channel LPDDR2-466 RAM on the Fire HD has 40% more bandwidth than what Tegra 3 comes paired with. So is it true?

Google’s Nexus 7 tablet overclocked to 2.0 GHz

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Google’s popular Nexus 7 tablet is at the bleeding edge of the consumer tablet market with its brand new OS (Android 4.1 Jelly Bean), NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 quad-core processor and features like NFC. Now some clever developers over at XDA have pushed the device to its limits with the release of a new kernel (the core of the Android operating system) that is able to tweak the Nexus 7′s CPU and overclock it to 2.0GHz!