Friday, 21 October 2011



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NVIDIA CEO Wraps Up All Things D Asia Event

Posted: 20 Oct 2011 11:15 PM PDT

As the wrap-up speaker at this week's All Things D Asia conference, NVIDIA's CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, looked ahead to the launch of the next generation of Tegra mobile chip called Kal-El. The challenge, he said, hasn't been making it more powerful. It's making it more efficient.

Noting that Asus will likely be the first company to use quad-core Kal-El in a tablet — expected to launch early next month — Jen-Hsun said the chip has a stealth super-low-power fifth core. It uses 20-times less power than the four main cores.

Another key power-saving innovation of Kal-El is an image-processing technique that radically simplifies the way color is displayed , saving "tons of power" without reducing the visual experience, he said.

NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang on stage with
Walt Mossberg at All Things D Asia
[Photo Credit: Asa Mathat]

Reviewing plans for future iterations of Tegra, Jen-Hsun said NVIDIA is working on three generations of the chip at a time. The timing of their launch remains fully on track, aligned to the cadence revealed last spring at Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona.

No delays are anticipated for coming generations that succeed Kal-El, including Projects Wayne, Logan and Stark, he said.

In response to a question about Microsoft's efforts to make Windows 8 available on ARM-based processors, he dismissed concerns that legacy applications may not run on them.

Backward compatability may well be an issue for certain software. But key titles that users really care about, like Microsoft Office, are likely to be released in forms that do run on ARM processors. That, he said, would be a killer app.

Gear Up With NVIDIA GeForce At BlizzCon 2011

Posted: 20 Oct 2011 05:09 PM PDT

Calling all Blizzard fans.

If you're going to be at BlizzCon 2011 from October 21 – 22 in Anaheim, Calif., make sure to come by the NVIDIA booth and GeForce LAN in Hall C. After you've had your fill of gaming in our LAN area, check out our demo stage to learn how to gear up for your favorite Blizzard franchises, get some gaming tips in our strategy sessions and compete for prizes in our DIY PC-building challenges.

At the NVIDIA booth, you can learn how to optimize your PC and game settings to get your best gaming experience withBlizzard titles like World of WarCraft and StarCraft II. PC Perspective's Ryan Shrout and our own Tom Petersen will be giving demos and trainings throughout BlizzCon. Top StarCraft II shoutcaster, Husky will also be in our booth sharing his best tips and tricks. Join him in a Q&A session to craft your winning strategy.

If you've got the skill to build a PC in record time you should enter our DIY challenge – hosted by our partner, NewEgg. Contestants with the shortest build-times will get to take home the PCs that they built!

NVIDIA GeForce GTX and 3D Vision gaming technologies will be in full force throughout BlizzCon 2011. GeForce GTX GPUs will be powering systems throughout the show floor so you can experience your favorite Blizzard games the way it's meant to be played.

Oh, and don't forget to get a 3D photo taken with your favorite Blizzard characters and preview the photos with our new 3D Vision 2 glasses.

Hope to see you at BlizzCon!

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