Apple said the other day that the graphics chip in the third generation iPad has four times better performance than the GPU in Nvidia’s Tegra 3-chip. Apple’s latest Tablet has a quad-core GPU compared to the twelvecore graphics portion of the Tegra 3.

Any benchmark information was not supplied by Apple nor Nvidia, which happen to be known for graphics cards, have announced their intention to investigate the matter themselves by buying the new edition of the iPad as soon as they release it.

Its hard to think the A5x can beat Nvidia’s Tegra 3 with 4.8 GFLOPS at 200MHz and 7.2 GFLOPS at 300MHz. The same figures for the PowerVR SGX 543MP2 is 12.8 and 19.2 GFLOPS. In the latest version of the iPad 3 apple says that it is a quad-core variant of SGX 543 with the designation MP4-that is the same GPU as the PlayStation Vita. It can thus be proved SGX 543MP4 – at least on paper – is about four times faster than Tegra 3 in terms of raw computing power.

What do you think? Does the ipad 3 really have a four times faster graphics chip than the one in the Tegra 3 or does Apple exaggerate? The latest iPad goes on sale March 16 in the U.S. and we’ll surely get to hear more from Nvidia on this.

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Intel Extreme Masters, CeBit Hannover SCII Final

intel extreme masters grand final scii sc2 cebit hannoverThe Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) are a series of gaming tournaments held in various European locations. These ESL sanctioned events include events in Starcraft II, Counter-Strike 1.6, Quake Live, and League of Legends. The body that owns the league is Turtle Entertainment. The League has existed for five seasons. Sponsored by their namesake, Intel, the Season Five tournament finals took place at CeBIT, located in Hanover, Germany.

Gadgetzz was at the grand final of the SCII game in the Intel Extreme Masters tournament. Where some of the best gamers in the world came to compete over a 30k$ price!
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Gadgetzz at CeBit Hannover

Gadgetzz was at CeBit this year, nothing much new but we found a few exiting things so click more for some pictures!

CeBIT (German: for Centrum für Büroautomation, Informationstechnologie und Telekommunikation,[2] lit. “Center for Office Automation, Information Technology and Telecommunication“) is the world’s largest and most international computer expo. CeBIT is held each year on the world’s largest fairground in Hanover, Germany, and is a barometer of the state of the art in information technology. The trade fair is organized by Deutsche Messe AG.[3]

With an exhibition area of roughly 450,000 m² (5 million ft²) and up to 850,000 visitors at the apex of the dot-com boom, it is larger both in area and attendance than its Asian counterpart COMPUTEX and the no-longer held American equivalent COMDEX. While by 2007 the CeBIT expo attendance had shrunk to around 200,000 from those all-time highs,[4] attendance rebounded to 334,000 by 2010.[5] The 2008 expo was marred by the police raids of 51 exhibitors for patent infringement.[6]

The 2012 expo was held from 6 to 10 March, 2012.

-From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Potential Time Traveler arrested at LHC

http://i.imgur.com/HeB49.jpgA would-be saboteur arrested today at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland made the bizarre claim that he was from the future. Eloi Cole, a strangely dressed young man, said that he had travelled back in time to prevent the LHC from destroying the world. (more…)

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New Toshiba supermarket scanner might be the doom for barcodes


In the future we wont be using barcodes very much, see Toshiba has built a scanner that can recognize objects. Put a fruit or other item in front of the scanner and voila.
Toshiba’s Keiichi Hasegawa explained that although the special scanner is able to recognize any supermarket item, it will be particularly useful when it comes to fruit and vegetables.

“Fruit and vegetables in supermarkets don’t usually have bar codes because they’re put out while they’re fresh, so these items can’t be read at the register using bar codes, which means staff need to input data to record them,” Hasegawa said. “If staff are part-time employees, they may not recognize some items, which can cause delays. We’re developing this new scanner to solve that problem.”

The technology is so advanced that it goes well beyond simply telling the difference between an apple and an orange. Toshiba’s Object Recognition Scanner can tell your Red Delicious from your Pacific Rose, and your Cortland from your Wealthy — great news if you work in a supermarket and don’t happen to be an apple aficionado.

Toshiba is currently in the process of creating a database of typical supermarket items and is also fine tuning the scanner so that it will avoid causing any of those long, drawn-out item-waving moments.

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