Nvidia Brings GeForce to Mobiles
"Nvidia details a feature-packed media processor for mobile devices"
Nvidia has recently put up documentation detailing a new media processor
geared at the next generation of mobile smartphones. The APX 2500 is based on the ARM11 MPCore and supports several 3D features, such as OpenGL ES 2.0, D3D Mobile (mobile version of Direct3D), and built-in programmable vertex and lighting support.
Now something that Nvidia is really pushing with this is the video playback. The APX 2500 features the "industry's first HD 720p video on a mobile device," provided by HDMI 1.2 support. This will allow you play HD video on your big-screen TV straight off a mobile device.
Processor and Memory Subsystem
NOR and NAND Flash support
HD AVP (High Definition Audio Video Processor)
720p H.264, MPEG-4, and VC-1/WMV9 Decode
720p H.264 and MPEG-4 Encode
Supports multi-standard audio formats including AAC, AMR, WMA, and MP3
JPEG encode and decode acceleration
ULP (Ultra Low Power) GeForce
OpenGL ES 2.0
Programmable pixel shader
Programmable vertex and lighting
Advanced 2D graphics
Up to 12Mpixel camera sensor support
Advanced imaging features
True dual display support
720p (1280x720) HDMI 1.2 support
SXGA (1280x1024) LCD and CRT support
Composite and S-Video TV output
Will such powerful media support prove to be a blessing or a buyer's pricing nightmare?
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