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Nvidia To Announce Tegra 3D SoC At MWC 2011

Apart from the Tegra 3, Nvidia could be presenting a new system on chip called the Tegra 2 3D at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in a few weeks time, one which will add 3D compatibility to the existing chip as well as a few improvements as well.

Techeye (opens in new tab) received a leaked presentation of what Nvidia apparently intends to present at MWC and it looks as if the new chip will be an evolution with the two Cortex-A9 cores pushed to 1.2GHz (and delivering 5.52GIPS).

Expected production date will start in Q1 2011 and given that there are already some interesting glass-less 3D technologies like the cell parallax-based MasterImage which were demoed at CES 2011 (ed : A Hitachi handset showing Shrek in 3D was impressive stuff).

Qualcomm is already planning to get 3D on its forthcoming MSM8660, which is technically less advanced than the Tegra 2 3D, but should nonetheless be competitive thanks to a number of tweaks.

The US-based manufacturer did offer us a tour of its forthcoming Snapdragon Mobile Development Platform with a sneak preview of its 3D capabilities on a 40-inch Samsung 3D TV with glasses and it was falwless.

The Tegra 3, a quad core system on chip, is also rumoured to be launched at the same event; we are however eagerly awaiting more details about Maxwell, the first product to be based on Nvidia's recently announced "Project Denver", one which fuses the Cortex A15 and the Geforce.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.