As an avid Zune user, it only stand to reason that I listen to the Zune Insider podcast. Finally catching up with the latest episode yielded some great info.
It appears that prior rumors were true and the forthcoming ZuneHD will be powered by the Nvidia Tegra chip. Offering lower power consumption and higher power, this is great news for Zune users who are looking forward to the new device.
To give you an idea of what the Tegra can do, here are some of the key features listed on Nvidia’s site for the 600 series:
- Up to 1080p HD video playback
- Ultra-low-power GeForce GPU for intuitive and smooth 3D user interfaces
- Integrated media processor for over 100 hours audio and 10 hours HD video playback
- Image processor with advanced DSC and HD camcorder processing
- Connectivity to support Web 2.0 and social media applications
- Display support for up to 1080p HDMI, WSXGA+ LCD, SXGA CRT, and NTSC/PAL TV-Out
via Zune Insider