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NVIDIA GoForce 3000, 4000 — more features for mobiles

NVIDIA sounds louder and louder in the PDA and mobile market. As you might have guessed, I mean its new GoForce 3000 and GoForce 4000.

To compare novelties with the previous models, namely GoForce 2100 and 2150, introduced late in September 2003, here´s a summary table:

  GoForce 4000 GoForce 3000 GoForce 2150 GoForce 2100
Int. memory 640K 320K 160K 160K
Digital camera support, megapixels 3 2 1.3 0.3
8x digital zoom x x    
Videoconferencing x      
MPEG4 encoding x      
MPEG4 decoding x x    
JPEG encoding x x x x
JPEG encoding x x    
SD/SDIO support x x    
Max. screen resolution 640x480 480x320 320x240 320x240

The list of PDA and handset manufacturers that are going to use NVIDIA novelties include Dell, HP, Mitsubishi, Palm, Philips, Sharp, Siemens, Sony, Toshiba.

Besides the features above, GoForce 4000 provides fast switching between the primary and secondary displays, supports 18-bit color, and also supports 30 fps video capture and playback in VGA resolution.

The GPU is made using 0.15µm process and is encased into 168-pin BGA package (10x10mm). Its core requires 1.425-1.575V voltage, while I/O circuitry requires 1.71 to 3.6 V voltage.

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