Nvidia: Tegra Puts 8 Processors Inside Zune HD

We've known since June that Nvidia's Tegra chipset will be powering the Microsoft Zune HD, but the graphics chip specialist decided that today would be a good day to make it official with a press release.

Now that Microsoft has loosed almost all the details about the Zune HD, most importantly its quickly-approaching September 15 launch date, Nvidia is divulging more information about the hardware.

Specifically, the Tegra provides the Zune HD with eight independent processors, each designed for a specific class of tasks - among them are an HD video processor, an audio processor, a graphics processor, and two ARM cores. Furthermore, the processors can work together or independently to minimize power consumption.

“Tegra provides the multimedia muscle in Zune HD,” said Michael Rayfield, general manager of NVIDIA’s mobile business. “Users will love the device’s new design, amazing multimedia features and HD video out capability. Zune HD is a must-have for anyone looking for the best portable digital media player on the market.”

With HD-compatible video, HD Radio receiver, full-screen Internet browsing, Wi-Fi and an OLED touch screen, we're certainly looking forward to the Zune HD. Nvidia says that there are 50 active Tegra processor-based design projects currently in the works today.

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  • P_haze420
    I still wished that microsoft added the phone in zune hd. It would compete against Iphone and perhaps, beat the shit out of it.
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  • IzzyCraft
    Jeepers it almost deserves the question
    "Can it run Crysis?"
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  • apoq
    But can it run CUDA? :)
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  • griffed88
    meh, it'll only be good if it gets the third party support that the iphone/ipod touch gets.
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  • P_haze420
    I still wished that microsoft added the phone in zune hd. It would compete against Iphone and perhaps, beat the shit out of it.
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  • Glorian
    This looks promising, I'm looking forward to upgrading, I have had my zune 30g for almost 3 years, and has done me good, save for that one new years day :P
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