CES 2011 saw a lot of smartphones and tablets launches that boasted of NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 processors powering the devices. The dual-core chipsets have proven to be a benchmarking beast, and just the inclusion of the name in a product’s specsheet has seen expectations for it soar. Now that we’re getting closer to the actual product releases though, NVIDIA has some other ideas that will eclipse even the Tegra 2. The chipset giant plans on launching a successor, the Tegra 3, at the Mobile World Congress at Barcelona in February.
In an interview to Hexus, NVIDIA’s Tegra GM, Mike Rayfield had this to say. “I'm going to come pretty close to my cadence of a launch every year,” said Rayfield. “It will be in production around the same time as my competitors' first dual-cores will.” Considering Qualcomm and TI’s processors are expected to come into their own in the first half of the year, MWC looks to be a safe bet if you’re predicting NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 launch.