NVIDIA announces Tegra 3 quad-core mobile processor

Badge_Tegra_3D_largeJust the other day, when the HTC Edge was leaked, I said that quad-core mobile devices were coming soon. It was too long of a wait, but NVIDIA today announced that our wait might soon be over, since the company unveiled the newest processor in its Tegra line, the Tegra 3.

The current heir to the Tegra throne, the Tegra 2, brings soild performance in a small and pretty efficient package. The Tegra 3, on the other hand, will be even more efficient while offering performance up to three times the performance of the former.

The Tegra 3 will also be able to show off its muscles for at least 12 straight hours. During that time, you can play demanding games and even watch HD content. 

For even more power efficiency, NVIDIA actually stuck a fifth core into the processor. This odd-duckling of the bunch will be tasked with handling more mundane activites, like browsing the web or checking emails. But once you start having a bit more fun, the other four cores will start up and churn out impressive performance. 

You can expect to see NVIDIA's new chipset making its way to tablets (and eventually smartphones) sometime in the beginning of next year.

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