NVIDIA Launches GoForce 5500
It looks like cell phone and PDA gaming could get a pretty big upgrade from nVidia with their new GoForce 5500.
Aimed squarely at gamers on the move, the GoForce 5500 brings advanced features that were previously unavailable to the handheld market. Besting even ATI’s top Imageon processors, the GoForce 5500 delivers features not found anywhere else.
The company says that with the GoForce 5500, gamers can experience Quake 3 equal to that of the original PlayStation and even display high-definition resolution (1024×768) on a device such as a cell phone.
An interestnig idea, though with resolutions maxing out at less than 640×480 on most small portable devices, it will be a little while before such a graphics processor will be fully used.
It looks like devices with the new graphics will start rolling out at the end of the year.