Nvidia president and CEO Jen-Hsun Huang joined All Things Digital’s Walt Mossberg on the AsiaD stage today to talk about processors for post-PC devices and the Tegra 2, the world’s first dual-core graphics processor. Video highlights from the session.
In terms of the GPU, its Tegra 2 was the world’s first dual-core graphics processor that installed in many devices. Next big thing that the company will come up with is the first quad-core processor — Tegra 3, which is going to be named as Kal-El. Guess what? Kal-El is a name of a superman, and the entire products’ series will be based on comics like “Wayne” for Batman. At the moment, one of the most noticeable device that made use of GPU is what Lytro does with their camera, and we are waiting to see more surprise that those super-GPU bring to our life.
Toward the end of the conservation, Huang gave an advice to Microsoft — Go for tablets with Window-on-ARMs first, emphasis “these are not PCs”. Does that imply Microsoft did not treat their tablets like tablets? Moreover, he suggested it would be killer if Office can run on Window-on-ARMs tablets.