Report: Nvidia prepping Tegra 3D processor

Nvidia is reportedly planning to ship a 3D enabled Tegra 2 processor later this year.

According to slides obtained by TechEye, the chip is based on an ARM Dual Cortex A9 revved to a sweet 1.2 GHz – offering 5520 MIPS (million instructions per second) of raw power. 

As expected, the next-gen Tegra processor has been tapped to drive future 3D devices.

“Nvidia’s Tegra 2 3D holds the promise of being a game changing platform in the mobile arena, much to the detriment of Intel, whose Atom simply can’t compete in terms of energy [or] graphical performance,” explains TechEye’s John Daly.

“[Yes] Nvidia’s Tegra 2 3D [is] the real deal. It will be hitting smartphones and tablets this spring, offering new ways of earning money for companies and their shareholders, while consumers trade in their wages for pleasure and cheap thrills to be had without leaving the sofa.

“[So] it seems trying to shut Nvidia out of the world of netbooks backfired, a sign of imperial hubris, letting [Intel] fall flat on its face in a new, infant market.”