Our sister-site at Android.net just posted some pretty incredible news regarding the Nvidia Tegra 3 chip that is set to be showcased at Mobile World Congress next month. Previous speculation in the industry indicated the Tegra 3 might be an 'enhanced' dual-core chip, with the Tegra 4 coming about a year later sporting quad-core technology. Apparently, Nvidia has been busy, and they want to shower us with techno-affection; the above leaked road-map pic from Nvidia indicates that the Tegra 3, which is scheduled to start shipping to phone manufacturers in the fall of 2011, is actually a 1.5GHz quad-core CPU! What can be said? Simply. Incredible. Here are some of the Tegra 3 details:
- Quad 1.5 GHz cores
- 3x faster graphics
- Ultra low power CPU mode
- Support for Blu-ray video
- Display resolutions up to 1920×1200
As you can see in the pic, Tegra 3 churns through data at about 13800 MIPS. That's 3x faster than Tegra 2!
If Nvidia can hold this pace, then the Tegra 4 could be simply ridiculous. It looks like this year and 2012 will be exciting years for Android phones!