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Nvidia Tegra 2 (250)

NVIDIA 2 (250)

The NVIDIA Tegra 250 is a SOC (System on a Chip) of the Tegra 2 (T20/AP20H) series. It contains a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, a GeForce ULP graphics card, a DDR2 memory controller, video de- and encoders, a dedicated audio processor and an additional ARM7 core for power saving and management work.

The processing core contains two ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore cores without NEON SIMD Instructions (Single Instruction Multiple Data). Each core is clocked up to 1 GHz but the performance per MHz is significantly slower than x86 processors like Atom or AMD C-Series. 

The integrated GeForce ULP graphics card offers 8 cores (4 pixel- and 4 vertex shaders) and is clcoked with 300 (AP20H) or 333 MHz. Rumors speak of a relation to the old GeForce 7 architecture. The graphics card has no dedicated memory (uses shared memory). It supports OpenGL ES 2.0 as an interface for programmers. Up to two displays can be used simultaneously (one HDMI with up to 1080p and an internal with up to 1680x1050).

Video de- and encoding is also handled by separate processors, that are capable of decoding H.264 (Main Profile), Sorenson and VP6-E (Flash codecs) and encoding 1080p H.264. Furthermore a dedicated music en- and decoder is also on-board.

The integrated single channel 32 Bit DDR2 memory controller supports up to 1 GB of DDR2-667 or LPDDR2-600.

The Nvidia Tegra 250 is manufactured in 40nm at TSMC and is rumored to have a TDP of 0.5-1W. Therefore it is suited for small tablets and even large phones.

SeriesNVIDIA Tegra
CodenameT20 Harmony
Clock Rate1000 MHz
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Number of Cores / Threads2 / 2
Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)1 Watt
Manufacturing Technology40 nm
FeaturesDDR2-667 memory controller, integrated GeForce graphics card
GPUNVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2)
ArchitectureARM
Announcement Date01/01/2010
Product Link (external)NVIDIA Tegra 2 (250)

Benchmarks

Linpack Android / IOS - Linpack Single Thread
min: 29.22     avg: 32.7     median: 31 (3%)     max: 37.76 MFLOPS
Sunspider - Sunspider 0.9.1 Total Score *
min: 1908     avg: 2847     median: 2195 (21%)     max: 8339 ms
Quadrant Standard Edition 2.0 - Quadrant Standard 2.0 Total Score
min: 1415     avg: 1793     median: 1911 (4%)     max: 2078 points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the Nvidia Tegra 2 (250) processor

 

Review Acer Iconia Tab A200 Tablet/MID

Modern couch surfer. The new Acer Iconia Tab A200 brings the latest technology to the private living room. In addition to a 10.1 inch screen, it features a 16 G...
Nvidia Tegra 2 (250) | NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2) | 10.10" | 710 g
 

Review Asus Eee Pad Slider SL101 Tablet/MID

Swiss pocketknife. Just like the pocketknife can conjure up a nail file, saw and Allen key, the Slider can transform itself into a kind of all-in-one tablet wit...
Nvidia Tegra 2 (250) | NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2) | 10.10" | 976 g
 

Review Sony Tablet P / S2 Tablet/MID

Foldable tablet. All tablets look alike? Sony shows how a flat board can be turned into the size of a handy Communicator: It fits in every pocket, is readable i...
Nvidia Tegra 2 (250) | NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2) | 5.50" | 369 g
 

Review Toshiba AT100-100 Tablet/MID

Once again. The Toshiba Thrive had a rough start on the American market. Toshiba is now trying to bring the device to users in Europe under a different name. Re...
Nvidia Tegra 2 (250) | NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2) | 10.10" | 800 g
 

Review Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 18382DG Tablet/MID

Business slimline. This 10-inch tablet with IPS display, 1280 resolution, wifi, GPS and 3G modem, and 64 GB SSD should delight Lenovo’s ThinkPad customer base. ...
Nvidia Tegra 2 (250) | NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2) | 10.10" | 750 g

Lenovo IdeaPad K1: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 10.10", 0.8 kg
  Review » Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Tablet Review

Sony S1 SGP-T111DE/S: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 9.40", 0.6 kg
  Review » Review Sony S1 SGP-T111DE/S Tablet

Acer Iconia Tab A100: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 7.00", 0.5 kg
  Review » Review Acer Iconia Tab A100 Tab

LG Optimus Pad V900: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 8.90", 0.6 kg
  Review » Review LG V900 Optimus Pad Tablet/MID

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 10.10", 0.6 kg
  Review » Review Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v Tablet/MID

Motorola Xoom WiFi/UMTS: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 10.10", 0.7 kg
  Review » Review Motorola Xoom WiFi/UMTS Tablet/MID

Dell Streak 7": NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 7.00", 0.5 kg
  Review » Review Dell Streak 7" Tablet/MID

Acer Iconia Tab A500: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 10.10", 0.8 kg
  Review » Review Acer Iconia Tab A500 Tablet/MID

Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 10.10", 0.7 kg
  Review » Review Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101 Tablet/MID

Viewsonic ViewPad 10s: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 10.10", 0.8 kg
  Review » Review Viewsonic ViewPad 10s Tablet/MID

Toshiba Folio 100: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 10.10", 0.8 kg
  Review » Review Toshiba Folio 100 Tablet

Toshiba AC100-10K: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 10.10", 0.9 kg
  Review » Review Toshiba AC100 MID/Netbook (Android)

Lenovo IdeaTab S2109: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 9.70", 0.6 kg
  External Review » Lenovo IdeaTab S2109

Medion Lifetab P9516 32GB+3G: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 10.00", 0.8 kg
  External Review » Medion Lifetab P9516 32GB+3G

Acer Iconia Tab A200: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 10.10", 0.7 kg
  External Review » Acer Iconia Tab A200

Medion Lifetab P9514: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 10.10", 0.8 kg
  External Review » Medion Lifetab P9514

Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101G: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 10.10", 0.7 kg
  External Review » Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101G

Archos 101 G9: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 10.10", 0.8 kg
  External Review » Archos 101 G9

Viewsonic ViewPad 7x: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 7.00", 0.4 kg
  External Review » Viewsonic ViewPad 7x

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9": NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 8.90", 0.5 kg
  External Review » Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9"

Archos 80 G9: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 8.00", 0.6 kg
  External Review » Archos 80 G9

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 18382DG: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 10.10", 0.8 kg
  External Review » Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 18382DG

Toshiba Thrive 7": NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 7.00", 0.4 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Thrive 7"

Acer Iconia Tab A501: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 10.10", 0.7 kg
  External Review » Acer Iconia Tab A501

Toshiba AT100-100: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 10.10", 0.8 kg
  External Review » Toshiba AT100-100

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 10.10", 0.6 kg
  External Review » Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v

Sony S1: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 9.40", 0.6 kg
  External Review » Sony S1

Lenovo IdeaPad K1: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 10.10", 0.8 kg
  External Review » Lenovo IdeaPad K1

Packard Bell Liberty Tab G100: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 10.10", 0.8 kg
  External Review » Packard Bell Liberty Tab G100

Motorola Xoom WiFi/UMTS: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 10.10", 0.7 kg
  External Review » Motorola Xoom WiFi/UMTS

T-Mobile G-Slate: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 8.90", 0.7 kg
  External Review » T-Mobile G-Slate

Hannspree Hannspad: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 10.10", 0.8 kg
  External Review » Hannspree Hannspad

Sony Tablet P / S2: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 5.50", 0.4 kg
  External Review » Sony S2

Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 10.10", 0.7 kg
  External Review » Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101

Asus Eee Pad Slider SL101: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 10.10", 1 kg
  External Review » Asus Eee Pad Slider

Viewsonic ViewPad 10s: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 10.10", 0.8 kg
  External Review » Viewsonic ViewPad 10s

LG Optimus Pad V900: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 8.90", 0.6 kg
  External Review » LG Optimus Pad V900

Motorola Xoom 3G: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 10.10", 0.8 kg
  External Review » Motorola Xoom 3G

Viewsonic gTablet: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 10.10", 0.7 kg
  External Review » Viewsonic gTablet

Acer Iconia Tab A500: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 10.10", 0.8 kg
  External Review » Acer Iconia Tab A500

Acer Iconia Tab A100: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 7.00", 0.5 kg
  External Review » Acer Iconia Tab A100

Toshiba Thrive 10": NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 10.10", 0.8 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Tablet

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10": NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 10.10", 0.6 kg
  External Review » Samsung Galaxy Tab 10"

Dell Streak 7": NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 7.00", 0.5 kg
  External Review » Dell Streak 7

Toshiba AC100-10V: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 10.10", 0.9 kg
  External Review » Toshiba AC100-10V

Toshiba AC100-10W: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 10.10", 0.9 kg
  External Review » Toshiba AC100-10W

Toshiba AC100-10U: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 10.10", 0.9 kg
  External Review » Toshiba AC100-10U

Advent Vega: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 10.10", 0.7 kg
  External Review » Advent Vega

Toshiba AC100-10K: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 10.10", 0.9 kg
  External Review » Toshiba AC100-10K

Toshiba AC100-10Z: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 10.10", 0.9 kg
  External Review » Toshiba AC100-10Z

Toshiba Folio 100: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 10.10", 0.8 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Folio 100

Toshiba AC100: NVIDIA GeForce ULP (Tegra 2), 10.10", 0.9 kg
  External Review » Toshiba AC100

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Other CPUs of the series Tegra

» Nvidia Tegra X1
   8x 2 GHz
» Nvidia Tegra K1 (Denver)
   2x 2.3 GHz
» Nvidia Tegra K1
   4x 2.3 GHz
» Nvidia Tegra 4
   4x 1.8 GHz
» NVIDIA Tegra 3
   4x 1.2 GHz - 1.3 GHz
» Nvidia Tegra 2 (250)
   2x 1 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ Spreadtrum SC8830
   4x 1.2 GHz
+ Apple A5x
   2x 1 GHz
+ Intel Atom Z2420
   1x 1.2 GHz
+ Apple A5
   2x 1 GHz
» Nvidia Tegra 2 (250)
   2x 1 GHz
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8210
   2x 1.2 GHz
- MediaTek MT8317T
   2x 1.2 GHz
- MediaTek MT6577
   2x 1 GHz
- Samsung Exynos W920
   2x 1.18 GHz
- Samsung Exynos 9110
   2x 1.15 GHz
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