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Tuesday, 25 January 2011 15:00

Tegra 3 quad core 1.5GHz shapes up

Written by Fuad Abazovic
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Tegra 2 3D around the corner
Nvidia is about to announce its Tegra 2 3D chip for tablets and mobile phones and the recently leaked roadmap offers a glimpse of Tegra 3 chips.

Tegra 2 3D in T25 format looks after tablet computers and promises 3D display support powered by Dual Cortex A9 processor that can clock to 1.2GHz. The CPU should be capable of achieving 5520 MIPS.

The production starts in Q1 2010 but according to some industry sources we should see some first designs by the end of this year. The phone variant shares the same specification but has Tegra 2 3D AP25 brand.

Tegra 3 T30 on the other hand looks like a quad core processor based on A9 cortex core that can work all the way to 1.5GHz and score 13800 MIPS. Nvidia promises 3 times faster graphics Blu-ray video and 1920x1200 display support. The chip supports Ultra low power CPU mode, something that is definitely necessary to put a quad core in a tablet. The plan was to sample the chip in Q4 2010.

The phone version is Tegra 3 AP30 and comes in dual or quad core variants. It supports 1366x768 resolution and just like its T30 brother it is most likely a 28nm processor.

More here.


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+6 #1 Wolfesteinabhi 2011-01-25 15:44
The production starts in Q1 2010 but according to some industry sources we should see some first designs by the end of this year.

"Q1 2010" ...its already gone!!!
 
 
+7 #2 loadwick 2011-01-25 16:24
Quad core is just crazy, we struggle to fully utilise 4 threads on a proper PC, 4 threads in the mobile arena is ridiculous.
 
 
+1 #3 123s 2011-01-25 16:41
Well, there is still the psp2, normal tegra 2 isnt enough.
 
 
+8 #4 Jurassic1024 2011-01-25 17:05
Quoting loadwick:
Quad core is just crazy, we struggle to fully utilise 4 threads on a proper PC, 4 threads in the mobile arena is ridiculous.



Even without those full capabilities, it still allows a much smoother experience especially when you have multiple things running (think push notifications and multitasking), just like on the desktop. Quad cores on the desktop brought us up from multitasking to megatasking. It's a welcome addition to all.
 
 
+6 #5 yasin 2011-01-25 17:26
Quoting loadwick:
Quad core is just crazy, we struggle to fully utilise 4 threads on a proper PC, 4 threads in the mobile arena is ridiculous.


its a lot easier to code phone software to use 4 threads properly than it is for a full blown OS
 
 
+4 #6 The_Wolf88 2011-01-25 17:36
Holy Shit !! :o
 
 
+4 #7 arclight 2011-01-25 18:40
That's an interesting development. Didn't expect such a quick advance to quads. I suppose we will see octa cores for mobile phones in 2-3 years?
 
 
+2 #8 pWRsli3De 2011-01-25 20:30
Can anyone imagine 3D Vision Surround glasses free screens...
 
 
0 #9 Fud_u 2011-01-26 08:17
Wonder if you can overclock the current T2 chips. Seem like a possibility for the hacker community.
 

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