NVIDIA Officially Unveils Tegra 3 Mobile Processor
Designed for tablets and super phones, the Tegra 3 will purportedly best the processing performance of the Tegra 2 chip by a factor of five (and graphics by a factor of three, thanks to a 12-core NVIDIA GeForce GPU with stereo 3D support), all while reducing power consumption by 61%.
Although Tegra 3 is a quad-core chip, there is also a fifth “companion core”, which is designed to take over for less-intensive computing tasks, such as listening to audio or updating background data. The technology behind the fifth core is NVIDIA’s Variable Symmetric Multiprocessing (vSMP).
The debut product packing the Tegra 3 is ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime, which we’ve just told you all about.