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NVIDIA Prepares Launch of 3D 1.2GHz and Quad-core 1.5GHz Tegra Processors

We’re still waiting for the first Tegra 2 dual-core smartphone to become available, but that hasn’t stopped NVIDIA from preparing their next generation of chips.  If this leaked roadmap is correct, we should start preparing for a new Tegra 2 every couple of months with the first being one that will support 3D displays and can be clocked at 1.2GHz.  With all of the talk about LG and the possibility of them launching the first 3D phone at MWC, we could be seeing these much sooner than any anticipated.  And let’s not forget that NVIDIA announced LG’s Optimus 2X as the “world’s first” Tegra 2 phone, so we won’t be surprised at all if they get the first 3D one.

The roadmap doesn’t stop there though.  How does a quad-core Tegra 3 clocked at 1.5GHz sound?  Remarkable right?  Well what if we told you that devices could start seeing these processors in the Fall of this year?  Your mind is probably blown now, so we’ll give you a minute to let that settle.

The smartphone world is evolving more quickly than I think any of us had ever imagined.  We just spent a week at CES watching companies rave about their new Tegra 2 devices, but we had no idea that we’d all be moving past it in such a hurry.

Can you imagine the power of a quad-core Android phone?

Source:  TechEye
Via:  Android and Me

  • http://twitter.com/moids Omid Mirshafiei

    Worthless for phones if no significant advances in power efficiency. Also, no LTE modem? Should have it like Krait….Tegra 3 vs. Krait…fight!

  • Test

    If Quad cores are released in the fall, lets say August, add on at least 3-6 months (probably more than that) until any phone is ready for consumer purchase. I would be we won’t see a single phone released until Feb 2012 at the earliest (2012 CES for early glimpses?). Best approximation guess, we will start seeing phones in summer 2012.

  • Anonymous

    I honestly have to say that 3D technology in a tablet might be the deciding factor in convincing me to purchase one. I think it would be pretty badass to have a 3D tablet, just wonder if they will have some apps that will truely blow us away.

  • Anonymous

    Tegra 3 will be payoff to those who have the original droid. As upgrades come up end of this year.

  • Nayef A

    I think nVIDIA will implement thier optimus technology so that when the phone is docked to the TV or laptop, the phone would use all 4 cores at a higher clock rate. And if your on the move the phone would either use 2 cores or set the clock rate to 250-500/core to achieve better consumption.

    I think Nvidia will innovate highly in this field, they have all the nessecary IP to stay well ahead of the market especially if they dont combine baseband processors with Tegra, as that would increase development time by several magnitudes. nVIDIA will own this industry due to thier superior engineers and thier vast experience in the demanding graphics industry.

  • Anonymous

    It’s only rock n roll but I like it!

  • kdeee

    android is here and there filled with broken promises. I’m pretty sure I’M still waiting for the 2ghz phone by the end of the year 2010?! it’ll be a year before we see these specs, and they’ll say fall 2011.. i think not

  • Carpatus

    Not sure if anyone else noticed but the Quad-core on a phone by fall is only a possibility. According to that table, only tablets will definitely have Quad-core by fall. For phones, it says dual or quad-core.

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    This should be on the Droid SE X

  • Anonymous

    This should be on the Droid SE X

    • Mdeamicis

      oh crap, i mean in my pants.

  • Anonymous

    Hey did anybody notice, one of the specs is Blu Ray VIdeo on the Tegra 3 chip. Cool, this is getting really exciting and sad for the wait lol

  • Anonymous

    idk if im the only one who noticed “samples:4Q10″ as in samples available: 4th quarter 2010… this roadmap is obviously a couple months old so im guessing that there a little behind schedule? does this mean we will start seeing leaked picks of devices w/ quad-core processors soon?

    • http://twitter.com/cwebb619 Chris Webber

      Probably means fiscal year, seeing how the fiscal year for 2010 starts in October of 2010, I think. So for FY 10, 4Q would be late summer early fall. I think that is how it works.

  • Anonymous

    I saw this a day or two ago and it blew my mind. I’m just getting a quad core cpu in my desktop pc, now you’re telling me I’ll have one in my freaking phone in about 10 months?!

    I’m eligible for an upgrade in November and now the question is get a Tegra 2 or wait a few months and get a Tegra 3?

    • Anonymous

      Same here. November it is..Hopefully everything falls into place and these beasts are available

      • Anonymous

        lol you guys think you have it bad I am up for early upgrade now on my OG rooted D1 and hating to have to wait till the end of the year for all of this Quad goodness :P

        • Anonymous

          Get a one year plan now and by the time your eligible the quad cores will be perfected!

          • Anonymous

            Yeah I was thinking about that but, the 1 yr price is hefty lol

          • Anonymous

            Yeah I was thinking about that but, the 1 yr price is hefty lol

          • Anonymous

            Yeah I was thinking about that but, the 1 yr price is hefty lol

          • Anonymous

            Yeah I was thinking about that but, the 1 yr price is hefty lol

          • Anonymous

            Yeah I was thinking about that but, the 1 yr price is hefty lol

          • Anonymous

            Yeah I was thinking about that but, the 1 yr price is hefty lol

          • Anonymous

            Yeah I was thinking about that but, the 1 yr price is hefty lol

          • Anonymous

            Yeah I was thinking about that but, the 1 yr price is hefty lol

          • Anonymous

            Yeah I was thinking about that but, the 1 yr price is hefty lol

          • Anonymous

            Yeah I was thinking about that but, the 1 yr price is hefty lol

          • Anonymous

            Yeah I was thinking about that but, the 1 yr price is hefty lol

          • Anonymous

            I apologize for sending this so late http://appsgalaxy.com/about.html Enjoy it!

        • Anonymous

          Get a one year plan now and by the time your eligible the quad cores will be perfected!

  • Anonymous

    Tegra 2 is old already before it can make a splash, I guess we should start hearing about a dual core 2ghz phone with 1 to 2 gig of ram :P Opps, thats coming next for the Xoom 2 3D Everything model. >)

  • Anonymous

    hopefully we dont have to wear glasses to see the 3d on our phone

  • Anonymous

    I will shit my pants if they fit a quad core 1.5GHz processor in a phone. That simply cannot occur.

  • Anonymous

    um wow…This is better than the invention of light..I never in my wildest dreams ever even imagined the words quad core and phone going together in the same sentence.one of these 3d quad core beasts will most definitely be my next phone…no matter the price

  • Kevoskee

    A Quad-core phone is like having a Bugatti in the palm of your hands

    • Todd

      Nah, A Quad-core phone would be like your xbox 360 running with the loud ass fan noise. Really though. Quad-core?

      • Chrisromero15

        easy there old school

      • Chrisromero15

        easy there old school

    • Anonymous

      That Bugatti better have the mileage of a Prius, or else that shit is useless as a phone

  • http://twitter.com/Payaso_113 Nightmares

    I dont plan to upgrade until that quad core comes out. That’s amazing.

  • Up2bcrazy

    To think we will see devices with these chips anytime soon is just plain silly. The mfgs can’t even get the dual-core chips fully optimized yet in devices not even released let alone worrying about next gen devices.

    And on a side note WTH do we need 3D crap on smartphones for. Totally pointless and a waste of R&D money that could be spent elsewhere on something useful for daily life. Heck I just bought a brand new Plasma screen and passed on the 3d version, why in the world would I want it on a cell phone. Currently 3d technology is piss poor at best as they look like crap, and are over priced for what you get.

    • DBK

      Agreed on the 3D. It’s getting to be a little much now. 3D movies are one thing, but now we have 3D tv, 3D gaming, and now 3D phones? Wake me when holographic technology starts coming around….

    • Mdeamicis

      actually, it has been speculated that our phines will replace the likes of nintendo dsi and possible even consoles as newer tv’s will be able to revive from our phones via wifi or bluetooth.

      imagine the sexy living room entertainment center that is only an 82″ led slim on the wall and nothing else you can see. dvd gives way to digitized media on network drives or netflix and the gaming system is replaced by the cell phone.

  • Anonymous

    Man, too much goodness coming out now I have to wait for the FALL!!!! Jessz, I wonder if I can smooth over the wife to buy two phones lol. One now, and one for the fall :P

  • Pcguru30

    you know the more I see things like this the more I think to myself that the smartphone market isn’t evolving.. its playing a game of catchup, albeit at a remakable pace but quad core has been available on laptops for awhile, it’s not much of a stretch to expand that to cell tech

    • DBK

      Not necessarily. To shrink down the processor, to make it work properly with the phone, and to create a power source that would fit in the phone is quite the feat.

      • Anonymous

        Agreed. That’s like saying that computers in general are “nothing new,” since after all, brains have been doing advanced parallel processing for millennia.

        • DBK

          Lol Exactly.

          Besides, we are talking a quad-core ship here. Those suckers, as is, aren’t exactly phone friendly. To produce one that not only fits and works with a phone, but to be able to in a way that prevents heat build up w/o a loud fan (possibly some sort of new mobile liquid cooling technology?) and to produce a viable power source that is not the size of a the base of a computer tower…..that’s the very epitome of technological evolution.

          • DBK

            *chip….not ship….lol

  • Anonymous

    Quad core by the fall!! Is there a 6 month contract option? :]

    • Mdeamicis

      i have been holding my breath for a year now, i read here about the qualcom dual cores and figured that dual cores should be around by the time i am eligible for a new phone this may. but with quad cores coming out 6-9 months later, i will be resorting to craigslist to score a used incredible to pass off later. i got my og droid that way last may for a hundred bucks from some sucker who decided to walk away from verizon to be on the same plan as his wife. i saw 3 inc for about 200 at first glance tonight on my local craigslist. probably gonna grab one real soon because i had to dump a lot of aps due to lack of memory on my droid. i am not sure i can milk it till then.

  • EC8CH

    3D… on a phone… seriously?

  • Steve Hallmark

    people are going to need to lug around a car battery to support a quad-core. seems awesome, but how realistic is it?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kane-Stapler/597191406 Kane Stapler

      Actually from what i heard is that by separating the work loads across the cores you are actually reducing the battery intake. Now i just read that in the comments on some article so obviously i could be wrong

  • Zach

    Will wait for Tegra 3 then :p can’t upgrade til next year anyways.

    • Steve Hallmark

      Zach Morris? Hows the brick holding up?

      • Mdeamicis

        i read recently that he has in incredible or something like that.

  • DBK

    O.O

  • http://twitter.com/TonyG916 Tony Garza

    suddenly, i see my droid inc in the same light as the zach morris phone. 3d? damn.

    • Anonymous

      With Zach’s Dynatac, the Tegra 3 can be “Saved by the Battery.”

  • Anonymous

    My Dream Phone: Droid X3 with a Tegra 3 and a big ass battery! :-)

    • Anonymous

      Amen to that.

      • Anonymous

        I second that Amen :P

    • Anonymous

      Its gonna need a big a** battery.

      • DBK

        The batter is gonna be bigger than the phone!

    • Todd

      when did the DX 2 come out?

      • DBK

        July/August 2011 :)

    • Anonymous

      3rd,that sounds delicious

  • Mth2134

    No. I can’t imagine.

  • Dariusclark83

    Oh yeah first again! !!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Darius-M-Clark/1420215236 Darius M. Clark

      but really how fast is this gonna go? I start mobile Dev. class on Monday and the classes are already outdated!