"Although the Tegra 2 chip with integrated dual-core processor
has recently been released, NVIDIA is already poised to announce
its successor at the Mobile World Congress next month. According to
Mike Rayfield of NVIDIA, Tegra 3 may incorporate a quad-core
processor with main focus of supporting Android smartphones and
"Described as computer on a chip, Tegra is packed with a
built-in ARM architecture CPU, GPU, northbridge, southbridge, and
memory controller. Since it is designed for mobile devices such as
smartphones and tablets, the chip is energy efficient but powerful
enough to handle demanding tasks and applications.
"A good number of tablet computers and smartphones from top
hardware manufacturers are already powered by Tegra 2, and most of
which are scheduled for release this Q1. NVIDIA Tegra 2 is equipped
with a Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU (1 GHz, 1MB L2 Cache), Ultra-low
power (ULP) GeForce GPU, and 1080p video playback processor."