The new chip supports 3D video, 3D graphics, enhancement tools, and more.
"Marvell and Google have teamed up to change home entertainment forever," says Marvell co-founder Weili Dai. ""I believe this is a major breakthrough movement and it's just the beginning of our bigger vision."
At the very least, this is going to change the future of the Google TV platform, giving a much needed power boost to the hardware. The Marvell Armada 1500 HD chip offers quite a bit of capabilities, not the least of which is Marvell Qdeo video processing technology.
The company boasts fasting processing and lower power consumption than Intel's chips. Mario Queiroz, product manager at Google TV, makes a point to mention that the newest Google TV products will be brought to market at "attractive prices." We'll have to wait to see what this all means, but it sounds like we'll be getting a much more capable Google TV in the near future.