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Old 03-13-2012, 05:55 AM
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liars! though not so much because they are only talking about GPU without saying anything about the APPS core performance. though most android tabs using the tegra do not have to drive 4 times more pixels.
Tegra 3 (Kal-El) series

The Tegra 3 is functionally a SoC with a quad-core CPU, but includes a fifth "companion" core. All cores are Cortex-A9s, but the companion core is manufactured with a special low power silicon process that doesn't allow for high clock frequencies; hence it is limited to 500 MHz. There is also special logic to allow running state to be quickly transferred between the companion core and one of the normal cores. The goal is for a mobile phone or tablet to be able to power down all the normal cores and run on only the companion core, using comparatively little power, during standby mode or when otherwise underutilizing the CPU. According to Nvidia, this includes playing music or even video content.[19] Compared to Tegra 2, the ARM Cortex-A9s in Tegra 3 now supports ARMs SIMD extension, marketed as NEON. It can also output video up to 2560x1600 resolution and supports 1080p MPEG-4 AVC/h.264 40 Mbps High-Profile, VC1-AP and DivX 5/6 video decode.[20]
The Tegra 3 was officially released on November 9, 2011.[21]
Model number Semiconductor technology CPU instruction set CPU CPU Cache GPU Memory technology Availability Utilizing Devices
Tegra 3 40 nm LPG by TSMC ARMv7 1.3 GHz* Quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 L1: 32KB Instruction + 32KB Data, L2: 1MB ULP GeForce (improved over Tegra 2) 32bit Single-channel LPDDR2-1066 or DDR3-L up to 1600 MHz Q1 2012 Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime[22], IdeaPad K2 / LePad K2[23], Acer Iconia Tab A700[24], LG Optimus 4X HD, HTC One X, ZTE Era, ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity 700 Series (WiFi-version), ASUS Transformer Pad 300 Series, ZTE PF 100, ZTE T98, Toshiba AT270

Originally Posted by stylinexpat View Post
Looks like the performance numbers are not much better than the iPad2 numbers

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