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Leaked Nvidia roadmap shows Tegra 2 3D, quad-core Tegra 3

By Jos
Jan 24, 2011
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  1. We are just starting to see Nvidia’s Tegra 2 as the platform of choice for several upcoming tablet computers, but it seems a couple of successors are already on the way. According to a recently leaked roadmap, the graphics firm will launch a 1.2GHz dual-core chip that'll be marketed as 3D-capable and is allegedly due for shipping as early as spring this year. The alleged “Tegra 2 3D” is based on the ARM Cortex A9 core and will enable stereoscopic images and video on mobile devices, with speculation pointing at LG's G-Slate as the first out the gate with Nvidia's new chip.

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  2. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    That's seriously powerful hardware for handheld devices. I wonder what kind of batteries we'll need to power up the next generation of smartphones. "Tegra 2 3D" ?, someone's taking the Crysis joke a bit too seriously :)
     
  3. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm TS Enthusiast Posts: 343   +20

    Wow a quad core for mobile devices. A majority of people still don't even have quad core desktops. Funny.
     
  4. Flannelwarrior

    Flannelwarrior TS Rookie Posts: 149

    Yup, and with mobile tech increasing by leaps and bounds, we're going to see the desktop market shrinking and growing even more specialized. Tablets, netbooks, smartphones, and good old laptops are going to take over. Someday soon, I imagine large home servers (or maybe processing stations with heavy duty hardware) will become commonplace, but I think there will be an interim period where the desktop PC becomes rather unpopular.
     
  5. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    No it seriously won't. If I can fit X amount of transistors on a small mobile chip then I can fit a lot more on the desktop version. This is why desktops will not be phased out.
     
  6. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    No it seriously won't. If I can fit X amount of transistors on a small mobile chip then I can fit a lot more on the desktop version. This is why desktops will not be phased out.
     
  7. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,900   +711

    Maybe not phased out (I don't believe flannelwarrior stated that in any case) but they will certainly be somewhat less ubiquitous than they are at present. For most peoples computing needs, a desktop replacement laptop/notebook (or tablet/smartphone in future) with monitor/tv and remote storage connectivity is about all that a large percentage of people will need.
     


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