Single-chip Nvidia Tegra system 3, which passes under the code name Kal-El, will give life a wave of new smartphones and tablets, the first of which was the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime.
The basic computational framework Nvidia Tegra 3 is composed of four cores plus fifth-core partner responsible for the maintenance of lower priority tasks in order to minimize power consumption caused by the active standby mode. This approach is called a variable symmetric multiprocessing. All nuclei are based on micro-ARM Cortex-A9.
Low-power auxiliary core with clock speed ranging from 0 to 500 MHz, works with a high energy saving during the execution of simple tasks, such as e-mail delivery, synchronization with Facebook and Twitter, updating the content widget, drawing on the home screen wallpaper, maintenance operation back-end applications, and even able to cope with music playback and video playback. The main four core capable to operate at frequencies over 1 GHz, meanwhile, are “asleep”, but as soon as they become necessary, they are included in the work for the support, one after the other – with the growth of computational load. Their tasks include: service games, surfing the Web, sophisticated audio and videovoprosov, three-dimensional video graphics, modeling of the physical environment and image processing.
The final performance Tegra 3 is twice as Tegra 2 is, moreover, that the power consumption below 61%, providing 12-hour battery of continuous HD-video playback.Video graphics processor GeForce-represented by 12-core solution, and it is three times faster than that of a Tegra 2.
Nvidia easily compares power “system on a chip» Tegra 3, performed on 40-nm process technology, performance notebook chip Intel Core 2 Duo T7200.
Tegra 3 component video graphics support has brought more realism to the game created virtual worlds (dynamic lighting, physical effects, textures, high-resolution, etc.), three-dimensional audio output, and automatic conversion of OpenGL-graphics in stereoscopic 3D-analog for display on a big TV the screen.
By the end of the year is expected to appear four dozen Android-toys, novelties operating Tegra 3.