Wednesday, 22 September 2010 17:29

Tegra 3 is almost done

Written by Fuad Abazovic

GTC 2010: Tegra 4 in development
Jensen said at a press conference that we can expect to see one Tegra every year. He went on telling us that Tegra 3 is almost done and that Tegra 4 is in development.

He believes that Nvidia has a chance with its dual-core Tegra 2 and sees it as a part of many tablets and high-end smartphones that should come in 2011. He also thinks that we will see first tablets in Q4 2010 but that majority should arrive in Q1 2011.

We also heard that future of Tegra is multi-core, and that you can expect to see four and more cores in the future implementation, but only when we move to a new development processes, like 28nm and further down the road to 22nm.

Nvidia really believes that it has a chance to fight just about any ARM company and to be honest we don’t understand such a high optimism about it, since Qualcomm is doing really fine with its high end Cortex A8 chips and we don’t see why people would simply switch from Qualcomm A9 dual-core chips to Nvidia.

The only thing that Nvidia can try to do is make some better games for tablets and hope that games and other graphics intensive applications will become a major selling point in the tablet market.
Last modified on Thursday, 23 September 2010 11:37
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+10 #1 asmoma 2010-09-22 19:24
Qualcomm does not have Cortex A8 chips. They have the scorpion core in their snapdragon SoC. Scorpion is not Cortex a8, it has the same instrucion set, but a longer pipeline(less ipc and higher frequency). Qualcomm claims it is a cortex a9 competitor, not a cortex a8 competitor.
+11 #2 Alexko 2010-09-22 21:55
"to be honest we don’t understand such a high optimism about it"

Simple: saying "Well, Tegra 2 isn't selling very well, we're kind of screwed." probably wouldn't help.
+1 #3 dtzy 2010-09-23 13:28
Yay,, tegra 2's are not yet out in the market and we're about to have the next generation.. Happy day..

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