According to Shrout, he actually learned this in early June from some Nvidia staffers over at Computex, but just didn’t realize how “news worthy” the information was – even though it represents the first deal to use Tegra in a major product. Not much in the way of new information was revealed, only mentioning previously disclosed characteristics like the chip’s ability to decode a video stream using just 150mW of power and output audio at only 20mW.
Tegra is built around an ARM11 processor and includes an ultra low power GeForce GPU, HD video and audio processor and all the chip architecture needed for a complete SoC solution. Microsoft’s choice of hardware potentially gives it an advantage over Apple's iPod touch, and indirectly supports rumors of the Zune HD doubling as a gaming handheld.
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