Nvidia: We'll have quad-core Tegra in products soon

Nvidia: We'll have quad-core Tegra in products soon

Summary: Nvidia's timeline is notable since rival Qualcomm said Monday that it would sample its quad-core processor in 2012. If these timelines hold, Nvidia will have a nice lead.

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Nvidia said it plans to have its quad-core Tegra in tablets in August and smartphones by Christmas.

The company made the announcement at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Nvidia's timeline is notable since rival Qualcomm said Monday that it would sample its quad-core processor in 2012. If these timelines hold, Nvidia will have a nice lead.

At MWC, Nvidia highlighted demos ranging from Web browsing to games. Nvidia's roadmap to 2014 was also highlighted. Nvidia highlighted the quad-core Tegra running on an Android tablet.

The effort to bring the quad-core Tegra to market was dubbed Project Kal-El.

Topics: Hardware, Processors

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  • RE: Nvidia: We'll have quad-core Tegra in products soon

    Why is the image a chick with a gun when Kalel is Superman?
    hoaxoner
    • RE: Nvidia: We'll have quad-core Tegra in products soon

      @hoaxoner
      thats superman in drag.
      rengek
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  • So at what point does the tablet become the desktop replacement?

    Quad core ARM architecture should be more than enough for editing and converting video, composing audio, and any gaming you'd ever want to do. Paired with a GPU that will probably have the same sort of horsepower as a GTS 250, and you're taking a machine that makes the current mainstream products from Intel and AMD look like something basic from 3 years ago.
    nix_hed