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NVIDIA® begins taking defective notebook GPU claims

NVIDIA is one of the leading companies in visual computing technology and also invented the graphics processing unit (GPU). A GPU is used to generate interactive graphics on computers. NVIDIA is an expert in graphics technology and also has 1,600 patents worldwide for GPUs. Almost every graphics card used in any computer has been made by NVIDIA. NVIDIA is also known for their ultimate quality in GPUs. The first GPU was made by NVIDIA in 1991 and since then there has been no stopping. They have continued to grow bigger and bigger and now they are the GPU leader. In 2008, there was a claim for defective laptop GPUs.

NVIDIA is taking claims for defective graphics cards. The issue is about overheating of the GPUs. The problem may be due to weak packaging material used in the GeForce 8 series graphics chips. The laptop users were experiencing problems like distortions, scrambled video and others on their displays. But in the recent settlement with class action members, a $2 million fund has been establishment for reimbursement and replacement of graphics cards and other components related to NVIDIA. This $2 million settlement was approved by a California court and NVIDIA started accepting claims. They are accepting notebooks for repair, replacements or reimbursements.

Intel® six-core i7-990X Extreme processor

Intel six-core i7-990X Extreme processor can be regarded as the company’s fastest desktop chip. In the year 2009, Intel launched their experimental 48 core central processing unit (CPU), on a stamp sized piece of silicon. What is really interesting is the processing capability of this 48 core CPU chip, with amazing power management and power efficiency. So, a 6 core or 4 core chip from Intel with high speed and performance capabilities was likely to be launched.

There has been an increase in the number of processors that can be squeezed into a single chip and the concurrent speed of processing uses cutting edge technology. In fact, the company Tilera has claims of production of 36 core and 64 core chips, and have even announced a 100 core processor. NVIDIA, is reportedly working on a 512 core graphics processing unit (GPU). Working hand–in-hand with Microsoft and various cloud computing technologies, Intel strives to retain its position as the best processor manufacturer around. The concept of requirement of less cooling and reducing power consumption against the erstwhile higher and highest frequency race, maximizing processing capacity in smaller and smaller data centers, is what Intel is beating the competition at.

Ranging from the Intel 4004 processor introduced in 1971 commercially, with 2300 transistors and 10 Micron Silicon technology, Intel has, over various steps grown to 3 GHz speed, with 820,000,000 transistors and the 45nm silicon thickness technology in their Core 2 Quad processors in the year 2007. The transition from 1969 to 2007, in 38 years, with technology changing at breakneck speed is something to reckon with. Multi-core processor chips, principally are designed to do more work per clock cycle, run at lower frequencies, with each core behaving like a discrete logical processor with multiple threads to share the core’s resources. HT technology or Hyper Threading technology gave birth to this need. In fact, Hyper Threading technology allows maximization of performance by splitting the resources of each core, in the multi-core technology system. This logical evolution of Hyper Threading technology has brought about various software vendors like Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat and others to develop software, treating the multi-core processor as a single central processing unit.

This parallel processing system and threading technology have brought about dynamic changes in power consumption, memory latency and performance. This requirement of heavy performance requirement and scarce processor resources in various rich media content with demands on encoding and decoding multimedia as also editing video, 3D modeling, heavy scientific calculations, high-end digital content creation are the major factors responsible for chip manufacturers to think diverse and make available hardware to suit. Computing architecture and high-end platforms will definitely bring major changes in computing for medicine, IT, digital office, digital home, mobility solutions and even gaming.

NVIDIA® Launches 3D TV Software

Nowadays we are seeing a new technology innovation everyday and companies are developing interesting products. NVIDIA is one of the leading companies in visual computing technology, and also they are the one who invented the GPU. A GPU is used to generate interactive graphics on desktops and laptops. NVIDIA is expert in graphics technology and they also hold 1,600 patents worldwide for GPUs. Almost every graphics card used in any desktop or laptop has been made by NVIDIA. The company is also known for their ultimate quality in GPUs. The first GPU was made by NVIDIA in 1991 and since then there has been no stopping. They have continued to grow bigger and bigger and now they are the GPU leader.

NVIDIA launched 3D TV software recently, which will work if you have both a compatible NVIDIA graphics card and a HDMI 1.4 based 3D TV. There are so many features of this software, like it will allow you to play 3D games, enable 3D Blu-ray movie playback, and also has the ability to view 3D photos on your PC if you have a compatible 3D camera. The 3D TV also provides a number of 3D photos for you to try out even if you do not have a 3D camera around.

Consumers have been waiting for this software since a long time; during the developments it came across numerous delays. There are more than 500 3D compatible games. Some of them are Borderlands, Just Cause 2, Darksiders and Batman: Arkham Asylum. They look and play awesome in 3D. If some titles will have any issues with 3D TV playback, a small information bar will show up in the bottom right of the TV.

Exclusive performance of little devices in the perspective of GPU

The GPU bench marks produce different results with slides used in the different high end phones. One such slide which is even faster than the slides used in Droid, EVO, Incredible and Android 2.2 installed Nexus is the Adreno GPU. This is kind of feature that makes the slide fast. This particular slide is aimed towards the market of the smart phones. But it is not very compatible with the high end ones. Due to its main focus is on the Smartphone market it uses the 600 MHz Qualcomm MSM7227. But a very little information can be obtained from the official website of the Qualcomm except that the GPU uses the 3D graphics which are of hardware accelerated type.

The system Information Tool

According to the system information tool it has been learnt that Adreno GPU is being used in this particular slide. The Adreno GPU is also used in the 1 GHz Snapdragon which has relatively much faster speed. Previously it was known that the Droid possesses the super fast GUP having a speed of 110 MHz PowerVR SGX 530. But with the emergence of the Adreno GPU, it became even faster than the Nexus.

Speed of the slide

It is known that the slides normally use the Adreno GPU. Even the Snapdragon phones use the same technology.  Now if this is the fact then the question is, in what mechanism the particular slide acts more rapidly than the others? Moreover, it is to be noticed that with the CPU speed 600MHz and the firmware still of Android 2.1 version how the slide outperformed the others. In case of many taxing benchmarks the slide surprisingly scored 2x. This is quite similar to the NeneMark1 and the GLBenchmark.

Reasons behind the above phenomena

Till now very little has been discovered regarding the speed of the slide. One explanation in this respect might be that the GPU of the slide should be first as compared with that of the other various high end phones. Generally it is known that the slide GPU is the last if you compare it with the high tech phones. However, researches are going on over this topic to find out some strong and reliable explanation in this matter.

The lower resolution factor

The factor of lower resolution is quite satisfactory in this case. Since the slide runs the resolution of HVGA vs WVGA, lesser pixels are pushed by the benchmarks. Apart from this cause there may be some other reasons those are liable for such great results.

Results of myTouch 3G Slide

Considering the GLBenchmark result for the slide we have HD PRO 1.1 – 9.5 fps and HD ES 1.1 – 59.0 fps. For the NenaMark1 the result is 18.1 fps and lastly for the NeoCore the result is 31.2 fps.

There are mixed responses on the myTouch 3G Slide. According to some this slide does not provide sufficient speedy and efficient performance. On the other hand some believe that the GPU of this device is truly fast.

Heart of the processor: Dell laptops to get AMD’s fusion chips

News is out that the PC making giant, Dell plans to include t fusion chips from AMD as new processors in their new breed of desktops and laptops. However there is no formal confirmation from Dell as to how and when and in what series or models of their machines these chips will be included. But certainly, there will be a major change at Dell, as these chips will define the new structure and architecture of future Dell machines.

These fusion chips from AMD are no mere processing chips. They are a new path-breaking technology in the field of processors. These chips are a combination of two different units namely Central Processing Unit (CPU) and Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) into one single cast. This will purge the power-crunching demons called ‘graphic cards’ from your motherboard completely and things of past. Although this technology will certainly take some time to implement and come to the showrooms in your town but tempted by its features there are some positive indications from Dell regarding using these chips in their future computers.

Powered by AMD’s high performance cores called Bulldozers and Bobcat mobile architecture, these chips are supersonic in speed and compact as compared to the total architecture used by CPUs and GPUs. These chips reduce the power consumption to a phenomenal extent like never before. Lured by the set of flexible features, and several more, the project planning team from Dell has shown interest in these fusion chips, yet no testing procedures have been framed.

Considering the usage of these chips in computers in future, the only problem that may arise will be when are upgradations of hardware is required. This idea favours the concept of embedded systems which has always been undermined due to upgrading habits of people these days. Newer and newer technologies are introduced every day and no one feels like using the older ones. So the fusion chips might face this threat of dying out any day when their big brothers come into the market. The solution to this problem can only be cheaper rates or reliable long term technology which comes with a late expiry date. But the latter cannot be promised because if you don’t introduce better technology today; your competitors will do it tomorrow.

The thing which remains to be seen is that Dell recently started using Intel’s Core series of processors in its Studio, Inspiron and several other series of laptops and desktops. Some of these core processors contain features like AMD’s fusion chips, you see the cut throat competition I mentioned, and better processing speeds as well. Now, watching Dell shift to AMD chips will be an interesting sight to observe. Also no one knows the changes that will be introduced in Dell machines, one can only speculate about those Only future will be able to tell us if a segment dedicated to ultra-thin computing machines or even smaller computers will be born and be able to survive in the competitive computing world.

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