NVIDIA went official with its latest Quad-core (4 cores) processor Tegra3 — addressed to tablets and smartphones.
Kal-El chip will make its appearance in the next couple of months in numerous devices. Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime is among the first tablets which will be equipped with such a chipset.
“Our next-generation Tegra processor is widely known as the world’s first quad-core mobile chip,” said Nvidia’s Senior Product Manager Matt Wuebbling.
Tegra3 is five times more powerful than Tegra2 and the chipset is based on the ARM Cortex-A9. Said to sport four cores that can run at speeds up to 1.3GHz, actualy it has five cores, one which is “stealth” can be used for simple tasks which doesnt require the use of the main four cores.
The new chipset improves over Tegra2 not only in the processing area but in the video graphics, memory bandwith and audio support.
NVIDIA Quad-Core Tegra 3 Chip Sets New Standards of Mobile Computing Performance, Energy Efficiency
Tegra 3’s fifth ‘companion’ core enables ultra-low power consumption, while advanced quad-core processors drive record-breaking performance
SANTA CLARA, CA — (Marketwire) — 11/08/2011 — NVIDIA today ushered in the era of quad-core mobile computing with the introduction of the NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 processor, bringing PC-class performance levels, better battery life and improved mobile experiences to tablets and phones. The world’s first quad-core tablet with theTegra 3 processor is the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime.
Known previously by the codename “Project Kal-El,” the Tegra 3 processor provides up to 3x the graphics performance of Tegra 2, and up to 61 percent lower