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ASUS Transformer Prime Gets Torn Down, NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 Processor Pictured

Looks like we have a new fan favorite in the tablet game. The ASUS Transformer Prime has been receiving lots of love recently and the tablet just got a serious tear-down treatment over at the FCC. The people over at Wireless Goodness have great eyes and have managed to snag some excellent pictures from the FCC. We get to see all the guts of the quad-core tablet that is sure to change the game. We can easily spot the NVIDIA Tegra 3 “Kal-El” processor along with all the other wirey innards of the much anticipated tablet. More neat pics down below. 

Via: Wireless Goodness

  • Dwill0328

    Screw the techology timeline, just throw in an 16-core and call it the Umadbro

  • ShopDroid

    Sold my TF to wait for this.  Hope it releases next week as planned.   Man, how I miss my TF already.

  • Anonymous

    That thing is a sex machine. Do want.

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  • jerry Martin

    This will be fine for a while…until next years 25nm chips begin to surface big time….. then Tegra 3 wil be old…and slow news

  • John Jones

    Shame it’s not launching with ICS, but ASUS should be prepping for the roll-out. Device should be a beast.

  • John Jones

    Shame it’s not launching with ICS, but I’m sure ASUS is already prepping for the roll-out. Should be a beast of a device.

  • John Jones

    A shame it’s not launching with ICS, but hopefully the upgrade rolls out quickly. Should be a beast.

  • Anonymous

    I am more excited for this than for the Nexus; No carrier BS, no Contract, large screen, USB Hosts, Firm Release date, cheaper (off contract), Tegra 3 > OMAP 4460 =)
    Add ICS and the sweep is complete.

    • Anonymous

      You really don’t need a quad core in a phone, the OMAP4 dual core is fast enough, my Bionic flies through everything.

  • http://twitter.com/Scores87 Ed

    Hope Kal-el doesn’t dissapoint like tegra 2 did :(

    • Anonymous

      Yea I agree, I hope they increased the GPU power because Tegra 2 was vastly lacking; ironic given that NVidia made its name off discrete GPUs in the Desktop market. Rocking GTX 480s myself. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LQNNJDZQIWIIHJWUIUV7R24XAM Aaron

    Looks like a pretty sweet tablet, I’m still not sure how much I would actually use a tablet if I bought one. That’s the only thing holding me back.

    • Iwantthetfprime

      I got an iPad for studying on my commute and use it way more than I thought I would.  It’s so much better for surfing the web in bed or on the couch and it’s a super convenient way to catch up on tv shows in any of the aforementioned places.

  • Jamdev12

    Isn’t this a quin-core?

    • http://twitter.com/OptimusIM Olatunji

      Yeah I think it is but you dont count the fifth because its there to run lower level processes for power concerns.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LQNNJDZQIWIIHJWUIUV7R24XAM Aaron

        I think they referred to it as a slave core or something like that. Sounds like a good idea, super lower power consumption for the least demanding processes.

        • Anonymous

          They are calling it a companion core. Slavery is illegal in this country.

          • Anonymous

            I hope they don’t make me kill it in a sick effort to warp my mind and run experimental tests on me… phew, that was a really bad dream.

  • vernon

    what happened to the site redisgn?

    • shdowman

      Read the site a little more and you would know ;)

  • http://twitter.com/garhomes Garland Homes

    Oh, goodness.

  • Anonymous

    Blah blah blah this thing blows because it’s not the Galaxy Nexus blah blah blah TEH NFC! is better than quad-core blah blah blah

    • FortitudineVincimus

      on the contrary, this thing will rock nexus style thanks to quad-core AND the fact it IS coming with ICS loaded which alone has GPU hardware acceleration turned on

      • Anonymous

        Find source saying it’s coming with ICS. Cuz last I heard(as of yesterday) it was coming with Honeycomb.

      • Anonymous

        Likely not coming with ICS loaded, but will get an ICS update soon after — possibly after the XOOM update, unfortunately.

        That said, this thing still has me pumped. Getting this AND a G-Nex. ^_^

        • Omgthislooksawesome

          So tempted to hawk my Tbolt and iPad1 and do the same.

          • Anonymous

            JOIN ME BRAH

        • Anonymous

          Getting this OR the Nexus, lol. That said, I look forward to experiencing Honeycomb; I have never had a hands on experience with it.

          • Anonymous

            Just drive on down to Best Buy or a Verizon store. Definitely worth a preview. That’s the most experience I’ve had with it, but that alone has me excited.

      • KevinC

        honeycomb is gpu accelarated also, genius

        • Anonymous

          it’s amazing how many people have forgotten that.

          • jerry Martin

            and it’s amazing how many people that don’t use honeycomb everyday don’t know just how much google made it not rock…hoping ICS does!

      • shdowman

        Not sure where you get that it is coming with ICS loaded.

        It will come with Honeycomb.

      • Anonymous

        Too bad software has to be written to utilize the extra cores, so it means nothing for nearly all programs.

        You can shove as many cores into a phone/tablet as you want, but no one is designing their software with quad cores in mind.  Computers barely have any software that utilize more than 2 cores and we’ve had quad cores for over 4 years.

        • Anonymous

          Run 2 programs that are optimized for dual core. Boom! Optimized for quad core! 

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VDASTX5FE3JS4HBNSAJPH4SKM steve

          Games…..most are multi-threaded….so yea…theres that..

        • Anonymous

          Actually no, lots of software is programmed to utilize multiple cores now.

      • FortitudineVincimus

        my error, I could have sworn there were reports it came with ICS. I just found several that said ICS before the end of the year so.. if it launches with HC and then gets ICS “before the end of the year” I was pretty close.

  • Gyuest

    Quad cores are so 2011, bring on the Octo-cores.  :D

    • Anonymous

      it aint hardcore unless its hexacore.

      • Anonymous

        I like those hexacore buildings

      • Chubbz

        Mega gigabytes…lol crazy Tpain and Toshiba

        • http://www.facebook.com/TJHRULZ tjhrulz

          A megaGigabyte would be a pentabyte

    • jbonics

      Nope there are 3-D cores now. Act like you know Noobs…..

  • FortitudineVincimus

    come to papa beotch

  • Anonymous

    Having just gotten a dual core tablet, this thing flies through everything compared to my single core phone.

    This quad core is going to be a beast. Wish I could afford one

  • Anonymous

    This thing is the sex

  • Small

    2g ram?

  • Pfigurella

    Much coolness…

  • Daniel Suraci

    How much?

    • FortitudineVincimus

      499-579 depending on gb’s are the rumors

      • Omgthislooksawesome

        I would love for them to use the same prices as the original transformer.  If it’s $500 for 16 GB but the keyboard dock is included, I would be cool with that too :)

        Otherwise, $400 for the 16GB and then adding in my 32 GB microSD would definitely do the trick for me :)

  • Anonymous

    Stop tempting me!! Wait, keep it up.