Nvidia NVS 810 Digital Signage Card Released – Supports 8X 4K

Are you tired of the limitations of your current graphics cards video output options? If you’re trying to create a large-scale video wall to watch all your favourite media, perhaps you’re having trouble getting all eight of your 4K monitors connected? Don’t worry, it looks like Nvidia have the almost-perfect solution for you.

The new Nvidia NVS multi-display lineup has just launched, starting with the NVS 810, which is based around the ever-popular Maxwell hardware. With a pair of GM107 GPUs on the card, each with 2GB of memory and a total of 1024 CUDA cores between them, it has plenty of power to push video through its impressive connectivity options; 8 mini-DP 1.2 ports on this single slot card.

While it’s obvious this card isn’t for gaming, its low profile, low-power, design is perfect for the market they’re intended for. The profile and lower heat generated means it shouldn’t be too much trouble using four of these cards together, giving you a maximum 4K display output of 32. If you’re building a display setup for digital marketing, financial trading, sports events and a whole host of other things, that’s going to be a handy feature.

Prices are expected to be around $650 – $750, not cheap, but still good value for money given the functionality.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Also Plagued by Overheating Issues

Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 810 processor has been marred by overheating issues which made a number of premium handsets uncomfortable to use during games or intensive tasks. Thankfully, this has been somewhat resolved in the latest version of Android but continues to add a negative aspect to many devices. Given the negative publicity of the chip’s heat output, you would expect Qualcomm to ensure their successor doesn’t contain the same flaws.

However, according to BusinessKorea, Samsung is supposedly trying to engineer a software patch to eliminate similar overheating problems on the 820 SoC. Additionally, if this isn’t possible, the company plans to integrate a “radiating pipe” to help with heat dissipation. In terms of its specification, the Snapdragon 820 features 40% faster graphics performance and consumes 40% less battery power than its predecessor.

The reports regarding overheating are a cause for concern as the SoC is planned to be integrated into various flagship phones. Clearly, Samsung feels the new chip hasn’t fixed the overheating problems and wants to engineer a solution as a matter of urgency. As a result, some manufacturers could opt for a different CPU to balance heat and performance.

This isn’t doing Qualcomm’s reputation any favors, but it’s still in a pre-production phase. This means the retail samples could have been fixed by the time of release.

Snapdragon 815 Said to Have Lower Operating Temperatures than Its Predecessor

There have been a lot of talks regarding Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 and its alleged overheating problems. However, despite its latter issue claims, no conclusive tests or evidence have been found to pin it officially on the processor being faulty.

It is said that a few reports have been spotted, especially from the HTC One M9, where high operating temperatures have been noticed. The issue however seems to have been fixed in the Snapdragon 815, having an operating temperature of 38°C compared to the 42°C registered for the Snapdragon 801 and 44°C reported on the 810.

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MediaTek Wants to Get under the Hood of Chromebooks

MediaTek wants to take Intel’s place in Chromebooks and expand its reach beyond Android-powered smartphones and tablets. Up until now, MediaTek has been the leading chip manufacturer for Android devices.

Kevin Jou, vice president and chief technology officer at MediaTek, stated that MediaTek’s new high-performance chip, the Helio X10, already has support for Chromebook OS. Google’s low-cost alternative to Windows PCs seems to be growing a lot in popularity and since the Chromebooks require Internet connectivity for most of its applications, it would make sense for MediaTek to grab a piece of the pie.

At the moment, Chromebook applications do not require a lot of processing power to run its cloud-based applications. However, together with MediaTek’s eight-core Helio X10 solution, we could see a lot of potential in Chromebooks, including support for 4K videos and 64-bit architecture support for apps.

The Helio X10 comes with four Cortex-A57 cores set to handle a lot of demanding tasks in applications and four Cortex-A53 for the less demanding operations, such as audio playback. In terms of benchmarking, the Helio X10 is currently competing with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810, considered to be one of the fastest mobile chips on the market.

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Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 808 and 810 Processors

Qualcomm certainly isn’t wasting any time.

Now that the Snapdragon 801 processor is being pushed out into the wild via phones like the HTC M8 and the Samsung Galaxy S5, it’s only fitting that they announce their next generation line. According to Qualcomm these new chips are looking at a Q1/Q2 2015 release time frame which makes sense since we will most likely see Snapdragon 805 equipped devices released in late summer.

These new chips are the first high end processors to be based on 64-bit architecture which is obviously the ammo needed to battle Apple since they had released their own 64-bit processing in the iPhone 5s. The low end will be covered by the recently announced Snapdragon 410, 610, and 615. With native 4k Ultra HD interface and video capturing support baked in its looking to be a beast of a SoC. With an upgraded camera suite using gyro-stabilization and 3D noise reduction for producing high quality 4K video at 30 frames per second and 1080p video at 120 frames per second, there’s no doubt that it will lead the next generation of mobile devices. There’s also a combined 14-bit dual Image Signal Processors (ISPs) capable of supporting 1.2GP/s throughput and image sensors up to 55MP. With the current crop of high end devices capping out at around 20mp (excluding the Lumia 1020 of course) this will help mobile devices cut deeper and deeper into the Point and Shoot camera market in the future.

The real meat of these processors is from combining Cortex-A53 cores and the more powerful Cortex-A57s. The A57 is supposed to be bringing a 50% increase in performance over the current A15s. Memory will be  supported by advanced DDR4 along with other bonuses like Cat 6 LTE-Advanced speed of up to 300 Mbps as well as enhanced carrier aggregation

Saving the best news for last is that with new processors comes better graphical processing as well. The Snapdragon 808 will come packed with an Adreno 418. According to the San Diego chip manufacturer this gpu will be about 20% faster than Adreno 330. The 810 processor will be armed with Adreno 430, which is roughly about 30% faster which will most likely only marginally surpass that of the Adreno 420 paired with the 805.

 

Thanks to Qualcomm for providing us with this information.