NVIDIA Announces New Tablet Graphics Chip

All the talk about the Apple tablet has the CES crowd a little tablet-happy, so it makes sense people would be so excited about NVIDIA announcing a new version of the Tegra graphics chip destined for five tablet computers from five different manufacturers. The blazing-fast new chip was unveiled earlier today by CEO Jen-Hsun Huang at a press conference in Las Vegas, and boasts power and speed that leaves the iPhone 3GS in the dust.

The chip, which contains eight independent processors and a dual core Cortex A9-CPU, is capable of rendering high-end graphics for HD video playback and video game rendering. One of the tablets with the new Tegra chip was demoed running a game based on the Unreal 3 engine that was comparable to top of the line high end graphics from just a few years ago.

With such an exciting announcement, we can only guess what Apple’s tablet will have in store.

[via ElectricPig]

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