NVidia Tegra 3 Processor Powers Google Nexus 7 Tablet
NVidia and Google have announced Google's Nexus 7 Tablet, a $199 tablet powered by NVidia's quad-core Tegra 3 processor, and running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). Featuring a 7 inch IPS screen, the device is built for Google Play, and offers super-fast web browsing, console-quality gaming and seamless multi-tasking, as well as being able to play HD content flawlessly.
Nexus 7 sports a 7 inch, backlit IPS display, with a resolution of 1280x800. It also has a 1.2 MP front-facing camera. The tablet has 8 or 16 GB of internal storage, with 1 GB RAM. A 4325 mAh battery provides up to 8 hours of video playback, 10 hours of reading or web browsing or 300 hours in standby. It offers WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and bluetooth connectivity, as well as a Micro USB port. Powered by the quad-core Tegra 3 processor, this all fits into a 198.5 x 120 x 10.45 mm package.
Other features include a microphone, NFC (Android Beam), an accelerometer, GPS, a magnetometer and a gyroscope. There are over 600,000 apps available on Google Play to use these features, as well as millions of songs and books, and thousands of movies.
The Tegra 3 processor has 4 cores, plus a 5th battery saver core for less intensive tasks such as web browsing and reading. When running on one core it has a max speed of 1.5 GHz, and in quad-core operating mode that is reduced to 1.4 GHz. 32 KB each of instruction and data cache per core is fed by 1 MB of level 2 cache. It supports up to 2 GB of DDDR3-L 1500 MHz or LPDDR2-1066 memory.
The internal GPU has 12 ULP GeForce cores, with full 3D stereo support. It has native support for a wide range of video and audio formats for both encoding and decoding. The processor offers a maximum camera resolution of 32 MP, making it more than capable of providing the 1.2 MP the camera in the Nexus 7 offers.
The Nexus 7 tablet is available for pre-order from Google at a price of $199, including $25 credit to spend on Google Play.
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