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    News - Tegra 2 flexes its muscles

    Early benchmarks put upcoming SoC far ahead of competition
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    Re: News - Tegra 2 flexes its muscles

    But does it come at the expense of battery life... that is the real question. Performance figures mean very little in mobile devices when they are not compared to power usage.

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    Re: News - Tegra 2 flexes its muscles

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    But does it come at the expense of battery life... that is the real question. Performance figures mean very little in mobile devices when they are not compared to power usage.
    Thats what I thought.... tablet/netbook vs phone is hardly a fair comparison, tablet/netbooks have far bigger batteries and can hold and cool far more CPU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingpotnoodle View Post
    Thats what I thought.... tablet/netbook vs phone is hardly a fair comparison, tablet/netbooks have far bigger batteries and can hold and cool far more CPU.
    But the Tegra 2 will be the same in a phone, netbook or tablet, surely. So the performance figures should be the same as if it was in a phone. I agree that the battery life details would be fairly useless at this point.

    Remember that, while a bigger device can have a bigger battery, it will have a much larger screen - which is where most of the power will probably go.

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    Re: News - Tegra 2 flexes its muscles

    ITs been touted to appear in dozens and dozens of phones and small devices and failed to appear in a single one, largely rumoured due to missing design specs on power. Meaning even though its still getting design wins for smaller devices its being dropped more from the initial design wins that its getting new ones, which may or may not ever appear.

    Its being benchmarked, from the sounds of it, in a tablet device, against(I'm honestly not into this mobile everything device malarky I'm a man and can carry a whole 3kg laptop should I want to so no idea on the names of things) what I think are phones mostly?

    The fact is things going into phones over tablets will almost certainly be running at lower voltage and clock speeds than the chips themselves are capable of. I mean a 35W dual core running at 2Ghz is the same chip that can use 70W at 3.5Ghz, its just being run at a lower setting.

    So as said performance without the power ratings is worthless in mobile devices. If its a device thats got a 100gram heavier battery thats got 3 times the life and they've whacked the clock speed and voltage up due to available power, it should be faster.

    The question is, how fast is tegra 2 against similar devices with chips designed for those devices? If it was THAT good and fast and efficient, IE maintained the same power/speed ratio of other chips, then wouldn't it be being widely used today, rather than dropped in hundreds of previous design wins?

    The firing of the head of the Tegra team, the moving to Tegra 3, the adding in of a large number of other members into the team and roadmaps to move onto and past Tegra 3 as fast as possible says to me no one really wants Tegra 2, and they think 3 will be a flop/stopgap, and 4/5 redesigned with the aim of actually hitting power targets seems likely.

    The likely emergence of certain Tegra 2 devices, almost definately if it only appears in 1/2 devices, is most likely Nvidia paying someone heavily to use their chip to make it appear successful, if it was actually successful AND that good, it would be in dozens of devices already surely?

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