Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Nvidia Tegra 3: a 1.3GHz quad-core chip with five times the performance of Tegra 2

Five times faster, less power

Nvidia Tegra 3 official: a 1.3GHz quad-core chip with five times the performance of Tegra 2

NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip

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It's been a long road since Kal-El's debut at MWC this February, but Nvidia's quad-core system-on-chip for mobile devices is finally ready for launch. The superhero codename is being replaced by the more logical Tegra 3 branding and the first host device has now been announced as Asus' Eee Pad Transformer Prime.


Tegra 3 promises to quintuple the performance of Tegra 2 with its four-core Cortex A9 arrangement while also tripling its graphical capabilities with a new 12-core graphics processor. That's a great deal of power for when you need it, but Nvidia has also added a fifth, low-power "companion core," whose role will be to keep things running during standby and other low-intensity modes. That core reaches a maximum speed of 500MHz...



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