While we’ve only started to see the myriad of Tegra 2 Android tablets this year, we know that NVIDIA are already hard at work on their next generation System on a Chip (SoC) – the Tegra 3. And despite the Tegra 3 not available on the market yet, some rumors have surfaced suggesting that ASUS are already putting those chips to use.
The Tegra 3 is slated to be the world’s first mobile quad-core SoC, is a huge step up from the Tegra 2. Featuring speeds up to 1.5GHz, 5x faster graphics (than the current Tegra 2), 1080p H.264 video decoding on the fly, support for 3D stereo, and support for 1920 x 1200 displays, it is only slated to arrive in the fall of 2011.
NVIDIA has mentioned that products using the Tegra 3 SoC will be arriving in August 2011, and rumors about ASUS claim that they are working on tablets that will be released around the same time period as well. Putting two and two together, it’s not too farfetched to believe that ASUS will be releasing Tegra 3 tablets later this year. After all ASUS has been using the Tegra 2 SoC in their current EEE Pad Transformer. No word on pricing details, but stay tuned and we’ll keep you posted.
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