Taipei, Wednesday, September 2, 2015 22:51 (GMT+8)
mostly cloudy
Taipei
27°C
CES 2011: Nvidia announces project for developing ARM-based CPU; new mobile GPUs
Press release, January 6; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Thursday 6 January 2011]

Nvidia has announced that it plans to build high-performance ARM-based CPU cores, designed to support future products ranging from personal computers and servers to workstations and supercomputers.

Known under the internal codename 'Project Denver,' this initiative features an Nvidia CPU running the ARM instruction set, which will be fully integrated on the same chip as the Nvidia GPU.

This new processor stems from a strategic partnership, also announced at the same day in which Nvidia has obtained rights to develop its own high performance CPU cores based on ARM's future processor architecture. In addition, Nvidia licensed ARM's current Cortex-A15 processor for its future-generation Tegra mobile processors.

Meanwhile, Nvidia also announced the GeForce 500M series of notebook GPUs, designed to power notebooks featuring next-generation Intel Core CPUs (Sandy Bridge).

GeForce 500M GPUs are expected to power some of the industry's performance-level notebooks in 2011. The GPUs feature strong performance in media-rich HD, 3D, Web, and gaming applications, as well as enhanced battery life, courtesy of Nvidia Optimus technology. Nvidia Optimus technology enables extra long battery life by switching on and off the GPU so that it runs only when needed. Nvidia Optimus is now designed into over 80% of 500M series notebooks across the notebook brand vendors.

For performance level, Nvidia offers GeForce GT 540M, GeForce GT 550M, and GeForce GT 555M with over four times the performance of integrated graphics and twice the DirectX 11 performance of the competition. For mainstream level, the company gives GeForce GT 520M and GeForce GT 525M offering over twice the performance of integrated graphics.

In addition, the new GPUs also features technologies such as Nvidia 3D Vision, DirectX 11, PhysX physics engine, CUDA architecture, Nvidia Verde notebook drivers and Nvidia 3DTV Play software.

Acer, Alienware, Asustek Computer, Clevo, Dell, Fujitsu, Lenovo, Medion, Micro-Star International (MSI), Samsung Electronics, Toshiba and others announced GeForce 500M-based systems at CES 2011, and represent a fraction of the over 200 design wins from notebook manufacturers for GeForce 500M GPUs.

CES 2011: Nvidia GeForce 540M GPU

CES 2011: Nvidia GeForce 540M GPU
Photo: Company

Realtime news
  • Schott optimistic about thin glass demand in the semiconductor industry

    Displays | 40min ago

  • IFA 2015: Samsung, Motorola, Huawei to showcase new smartwatches

    Before Going to Press | 52min ago

  • ASE chairman urges Taiwan companies to unite to face challenges from China supply chain

    Before Going to Press | 52min ago

  • IC demand unlikely to pick up until 2Q16, says TSIA chairman

    Before Going to Press | 53min ago

  • China TV vendor sales in 1H15 lag on year

    Before Going to Press | 54min ago

  • Microsoft unveils cross-platform foldable keyboard

    Before Going to Press | 54min ago

  • Taiwan market: Projector market up 11.6% on year

    Before Going to Press | 55min ago

  • MediaTek lands 4G chip orders from Micromax

    Before Going to Press | 1h 20min ago

  • Win Semi revenues up on month in August

    Before Going to Press | 1h 31min ago

  • New OLED display testing technology being developed in Japan

    Before Going to Press | 1h 31min ago

  • Acer to acquire bicycle GPS device vendor Xplova

    Before Going to Press | 1h 53min ago

  • Foxconn to step up cooperation with SK Group

    Before Going to Press | 2h 10min ago

  • Quanta Cloud Technology becomes VMware SDDC partner

    Before Going to Press | 2h 17min ago

  • 66 foreign firms plan to invest NT$156 billion in Taiwan, says MOEA

    Before Going to Press | 3h 11min ago

  • TCL to sell high-end refrigerators, laundry machines in overseas markets

    Before Going to Press | 3h 12min ago

  • Digitimes Research: China August 7W, 9W LED light bulb prices down sequentially

    Before Going to Press | 3h 14min ago

Pause
 | 
View more
Kromax
2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast
Analysis of China revised domestic semiconductor industry goals
  • Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

  • 2015 global tablet demand forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

  • 2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.