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Nvidia: Quad-core processors in devices before Christmas

Whilst announcing its results for the last quarter, Nvidia has announced that its next generation of high-end chips- with quad-core goodness – are set to arrive in devices very soon.

CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said in the financial report that: “devices using its quad-core mobile chip should be available in time for the holiday season.”  That translates to around Christmas.

Nvidia had it’s multi-core future leaked earlier this year, with a roadmap detailing the then-codenamed Kal-El chip, capable of extreme HD” and apparently approaching five times the speed of the current Tegra 2 chip.

All that processing power means you can expect high-quality games approaching the gloss of console offerings – we’ve already seen ShadowGun in action.

The CEO added that Nvidia expects to grow its Tegra mobile chip arm (responsible for the processing gubbins inside the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and LG Optimus 3G) with ‘factors outside the company’s control’ like all those patent squabbles responsible for conservative growth estimates.

Android tablets still continue to underwhelm, with most customers looking for an iPad – unless they’re practically giving away a rival tablet.


Source: Wall Street Journal


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