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Nvidia CEO: Z6 Moorestown Won't Be Competitive

Monday Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said in an interview that he's not buying into the whole "tablets are killing netbooks" buzz. Instead, he envisions a future where both platforms will merge into one device he calls the Leisure Computer. However, until that happens, Nvidia will remain busy supporting both platforms: the Ion 2 that will accelerate netbooks without munching loads of battery reserve, and the Tegra 2 for Android-based tablets and smartphones.

The overall interview covered various topics, from the evolution of the netbook to his take on dual-core netbooks. However, an interview isn't complete without taking a jab at rival chipmaker Intel. When asked on his opinion about the Z6 Moorestown chip, Huang said that it wouldn't be competitive when compared to the Tegra 2. In fact, he said it was impossible.

"You could give an elephant a diet but it’s still an elephant," he said. "And when they think about power they think reducing from 20 watts down to 5 watts down to 4 watts down to 2 watts is really good. But you and I both know that in a mobile phone you need to be in a hundred milliwatts, two hundred milliwatts. So they’re still ten times away. So that’s a big challenge for them."

He goes on to promote the Tegra 2, boasting that it's already superior to Atom from a performance perspective. "And so now we’re already dual-core, and then next year I assume Tegra 3 comes out, and then, you know, here we are increasing performance at a lightning rate and power is incredibly low, so I think it’s going to be tough for them," he said.

To read the entire interview, head here.

  • hameem
    Is this guy a model?? LOL
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  • bogcotton
    How about a tablet sized laptop, but instead of a fold out keyboard, a slide out one?
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  • JeanLuc
    Jen-Hsun Huang is a fumbling, blustering fool, if he weren't a major shareholder in Nvidia the board would have gagged this guy years ago as what he has to say just makes him and Nvidia look foolish. Anyone remember when he held up that fake card proclaiming it to be the first Fermi to come of the production line? Yeah that one with the wood screws to hold on the backplate.

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  • Warsaw
    Toms:

    Can you please link some of Jen-Hsun Huang's head shots? This photo-shoot isn't complete without them!

    P.S. I wonder if the "Tegra 3" can run Crysis?
    (Sorry, had to do it)
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  • Zoonie
    Well, for once he is absolutely correct.
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  • doron
    From what I've read I got the impression that Intel did reduce idle power to milliwatts...

    Anyway I'm sure Intel isn't stupid enough to dive in the mobile market segment AND make false advertisement about it such as a week long battery without the hardware to back them up (unlike nvidia *cough* Fermi)
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  • eyemaster
    Somehow, I'm not really scared for Intel...
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  • rooseveltdon
    bogcottonHow about a tablet sized laptop, but instead of a fold out keyboard, a slide out one?
    That's actually not a bad idea
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  • anamaniac
    bogcottonHow about a tablet sized laptop, but instead of a fold out keyboard, a slide out one?Actually, I like that idea. Patent the idea now!
    WarsawToms:Can you please link some of Jen-Hsun Huang's head shots? This photo-shoot isn't complete without them!P.S. I wonder if the "Tegra 3" can run Crysis?(Sorry, had to do it)Tegra 3 running Crysis? We can hope. :)
    Don't mind running 480x320 solution at absolute minimum settings do you?
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  • matt_b
    I swear this guy has a shrine built with Steve Jobs as the centerpiece. That or he stole his playbook on how to keep himself and his company's name in the spotlight. Weather good or hot-air publicity, I'm really starting to get tired of his fart-in-the-wind comments.
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