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Tuesday, 10 January 2012 02:44

Nvidia reveals new Tegra 3 tablet technologies

Written by Jon Worrel


Direct Touch on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

"Since CES 2010, the tablet has become the fastest growing consumer electronics device in history," said Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang as he addressed an audience of over 600 at Nvidia's 2012 Press Conference.

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At the forefront of discussion this year was the exponential growth in tablet purchases over the past two years, since Nvidia was first to start off the "tablet revolution" at CES 2010. Jen-Hsun claims that Android 3.0 Honeycomb was related to Android, but the operating system was considered by many to be a separate product. Now, Google has merged the tablet experience of Honeycomb with the user install base of Android 2.x, and the result is a unified platform experience across all devices with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

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On stage, Jen-Hsun demonstrated a tablet running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with a homescreen experience of nearly 60 frames per second. This is a huge upgrade from the likes of Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets, which we have confirmed to run at less than 10 frames per second regardless of CPU workload.

Yet at the heart of the smooth-flowing Android 4.0 user experience lies an Nvidia-developed technology exclusively optimized for Tegra 3 tablets. With a completely reoptimized OS leveraging the power of Tegra 3 to deliver smooth framerates, Nvidia realized something else had to be done to ensure that every touch-input operation is optimally recognized by the machine during rapid-paced gaming and other tasks.

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To ensure an optimal experience, Nvidia has developed Direct Touch - a new topology that completely bypasses the tablet's touch controller module and transmits touch-based inputs directly from the digitizer to the Tegra 3 processor. The end result is a much more consistent, accurate and smooth-flowing touch input experience on Nvidia Tegra 3 tablets.

Nvidia also demonstrated high-definition gaming (1280x720) at 60 frames per second on the Ice Cream Sandwich tablets. Two players were connected via WiFi and played ShadowGun against legendary gamer Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel, where all three tablets performed at a stable 60 frames per second.

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+4 #1 Super XP 2012-01-10 11:12
Didn't like Tegra 2 at all, found it very limited. But this part 3 looks great. This should bring some well needed competition.
-5 #2 Deanjo 2012-01-10 14:49
Nvidia reveals new Tegra 3 talblet technologies

Obviously the article was done on an Android device.
+1 #3 dineaudio 2012-01-10 16:49
You know, I hate tablets... but if they gave me an opportunity to enjoy the Internet fully, and play Quake on it at the same time, for an affordable price, I would be all over it. Android is a great idea. Not the best, but at least it's not completely proprietary software, so I support it. My arse had enough of corporations like Microsoft and Apple. Just give us something everybody could do applications for, and all of the file formats will be something not to get sued for. [damn it]
-1 #4 HPC Master 2012-01-10 20:03
NVIDIA CES Press Conference - wide range use of Tegra 3 SoC /// http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1ORS4RmyT0 / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39REy-wNg-A / Windows 8 on an NVIDIA Tegra 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFlpoNz8uUw / http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvQarW9wGGY
-1 #5 HPC Master 2012-01-10 20:16
Asus shows at the CES 2012 as a preview to be Tegra 3 powered Eee Tablet Pad Transformer TF700T with 10.1" Full HD display that with a native resolution of 1'920 x 1'200 pixels /// http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDDxMusFK9E&feature=player_embedded

Asus Transformer Prime TF700T / quad-core Tegra 3 SoC hands-on /// http://www.theverge.com/2012/1/9/2694441/asus-transformer-prime-tf700t-hands-on
-2 #6 pogsnet 2012-01-11 02:33
Nvidia also demonstrated high-definition gaming (1280x720) at 60 frames per second on the Ice Cream Sandwich tablets


But when you use it in Ipad2 it will become 120 frames already. Stop portraying this device as best gaming platform when in fact half the performance to Apple gadgets.
-1 #7 HPC Master 2012-01-11 21:12
LOL.... go pay more $376 million bonus to Apple CEO - with your stupid false informations!

Egypt Off Screen test, Tegra 3 races ahead, besting the Apple A5 in the iPad 2 by a comfortable 25% margin

However, graphic rendering was also tested and when using GLBenchmark 2.1 does the Transformer Prime completely destroy the iPad 2. / http://hothardware.com/articleimages/Item1766/GLBench-Egypt.png / http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph5163/42763.png

=> read by yourself Apple-Boy! http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Asus-Eee-Pad-Transformer-Prime-Preview/?page=6

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