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Nvidia Introduces New Quad Core Tegra 3

Nvidia has developed its highly awaited quad core Tegra 3, which is a system-on-a-chip hardware.

Tegra 3, previously code named Kal-El, is based on the ARM Cortex A9 with graphics powered by a 12-core Geforce GPU. The company said that the SoC offering comes with 3 times better performance than the Tegra 2, as reported (opens in new tab) by PC Mag.

When the company had first unveiled the Tegra 3, it had showcased a number of devices that could be powered by it. One device, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet PC device, will be launched soon.

"The Eee Pad Transformer Prime is a category-defining product. Powered by Tegra 3, it launches us into a new era of mobile computing, in which quad-core performance and super energy-efficiency provide capabilities never available before. With Transformer Prime, ASUS has once again led the industry into the next generation," said Jen-Hsun Huang, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nvidia.

Nvidia said that it had designed Tegra 3 with super fast gaming in mind and also said that it was significantly better at power consumption than other dual core processors. However, the company failed to expand on the energy saving part.