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ASUS Planning A Tegra 3 Tablet

ASUS planning quad-core Tegra 3 tablet, yet another Intel slate and built around the spectacular Kal-El quad-core SOC.The Tegra 3-powered tablet should be able to churn through quite a few more pixels than regular old 1080p and despite the Tegra 3 not available on the market yet……….

 

ASUS already has their hands it and are working on building a new tablet around Nvidia‘s upcoming low-power platform. To boot, some predict that new Tegra 3 tablet to launch before the summer is out. If that’s the case, the company’s current popular EEE Pad Transformer is about to be obsolete pretty quickly. Nvidia announced Tegra 3 processor back in February, at the Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona. The Tegra 3 is designed to be a low-power SoC, ideal for tablets and mobile devices. That doesn’t mean it’ll skimp on power: the Tegra 3 will be a quad-core ARM Cortex A9 SoC, capable of speeds up to 1.5 GHz.One of the biggest benefits to the Tegra 3 is that it’s also been designed to include a 12-core GPU with support for 1080p H.264 video decoding on the fly and support for 3D stereo. Compared to the current dual-core Tegra 2, Nvidia says that the graphics will be about five times faster.The Tegra 2 is the processor under the hood of ASUS’s current crop of tablets, like the EEE Pad Transformer, which has been popular enough with consumers that they’re still difficult to come by. If ASUS is indeed working on a tablet powered by a Tegra 3 processor, their delivery date is suspiciously close to Nvidia’s own launch date. Nvidia says that devices featuring the processor will start shipping in August and ASUS says they’re working on several new tablet models, some of which will likely land at that time.Given ASUS and Nvidia’s relationship, it wouldn’t be far-fetched to think that ASUS could be a launch partner for the Tegra 3.

 

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