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NVIDIA Tegra 3 chips coming soon?

NVIDIA boss hints at February launch of the upcoming chip

NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 platform has been a rage when it comes to ultraportable computers and looking at this year’s CES, it sure does look to have a promising future. And if you remember, we have previously published reports on the progress of development of successor chips to the Tegra 2 itself. Talking of which, we now have some additional input into this piece of news coming from none other than the NVIDIA general manager Mike Rayfield.

Well reportedly, the NVIDIA honcho has sparked speculations of the launch of the Tegra 3 platform shortly by confirming that the chip will “be in production around the same time” as other companies are producing dual core chips based on ARM architecture. This in turn means that by the time competitors as Qualcomm, Freescale, and Texas Instruments show off their first dual-core chips, NVIDIA would be ready with their next-generation Tegra chips, which has been predicted to be at the Mobile World Congress event in February.

However, details about the upcoming chip are still sketchy as before; will it be a next-gen dual-core chip or a triple/quad-core chip is still unclear. Although even after launch we can still expect a year’s time before the chip actually starts powering some devices, as was the case with the Tegra 2.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2011-01-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)