In addition to the announcement of the tablet ASUS Transformer Prime, today hosted the announcement of the processor NVIDIA Tegra 3, formerly known as Kal-El (in honor of Superman). New era opens quad mobile chips that provide tablets and call-level performance PCs. The first device based on the Tegra 3 was above the tablet ASUS.
The processor consists of four main nuclei and the fifth “companion” of the core, the maximum clock frequency is limited to 500 MHz. “Collateral” core is designed specifically to perform background tasks (synchronize email and Twitter, living wallpaper, and so on), while the main core are included in the job only if the device requires the full capacity (ie, either one, two or four the main nucleus). The result, according to NVIDIA, has become a great performance with lower power consumption, which is 3 times lower than in the Tegra 2. For example, the autonomy of the tablet ASUS Transformer Prime up to 12 hours playback on a video resolution of 720p.
The structure includes three Tegra GPU NVIDIA GeForce with 12 shader cores. The system can work with complex effects, including dynamic lighting, advanced physics, shadows, and Motion Blur. There is also a technology support NVIDIA 3D Vision, and an integrated memory controller supports up to 2GB memory DDR3. All this is enough for an impressive game for handheld devices that can be seen below in the video and screenshots.
Remember, in the first paragraph stated that the performance is at the computer? So, to compare the performance of NVIDIA GPU with an Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 and called Tegra 3 first mobile chip PC-class.
As for the games, now in development are 15 games optimized for the Tegra 3. The system will support a variety of game controllers, including the PS3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii.
As we mentioned, the first tablet based on NVIDIA Tegra 3 in the face ASUS Transformer Prime will appear in December. A first smartphone is sure to become HTC Edge, which will appear in early 2012.