NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 unique architecture powering the world’s first Quad-core tablet — Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201 was described in a number of ways since its launch back in November last year; as variable symmetric multiprocessing, as having a “companion core” or as wielding a “ninja core.“
Today, NVIDIA officially renamed it once more calling it — 4-PLUS-1 (trademarked name) quad-core architecture. The reason for this change, was that the more popular this technology became, the more customers wanted a much more unique and descriptive name. A name they could put on a box or a store sign that immediately represents its value kind of like — GeForce.
Tegra 3 4-Plus-1 architecture provides both exceptional processing power and great battery life. It does this by using four powerful CPU cores to handle demanding tasks, such as gaming, and a fifth low-power, battery-saver core to manage less strenuous tasks – like processing e-mail or operating in standby mode.
Right now NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 is one of the most popular chipset while the demand for such technology among mobile vendors increased considerably in recent months.
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