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smriti • Nov 13, 2011

Asus Launches Transformer Prime; Nvidia Tegra 3

Nvidia has finally come to launch the Tegra 3 the world's first quad-core processor. crazyengineers has been following the Tegra 3 news for a while now and confirming our expectations, Nvidia's Kal-El chipset brings a new era of graphics into the mobile devices. The Tegra 3 processor launched with Asus EEE Pad Transformer Prime.

The 10.1 inch Transformer Prime sports the Tegra 3 SoC (System-On-Chip), featuring the three times faster performance of Tegra 3 compared to its previous version Tegra 2. The quad-core computing along with its use of fifth companion core also facilitates a better battery life, rated up to 18 hours for the Asus Transformer Pad. The 18 hours of battery life is to be availed only when combined with the optional dock and keyboard with the Asus Transformer Pad. Without the accessory, Asus provides 12 hours of battery life.


Major features of the Tegra 3 include a great amount of horsepower and a fifth companion core which comes in handy for trivial tasks and hence, lowers the power consumption. Each ARM-based CPU core on the Tegra 3 processor has an option of turning off or on automatically, allowing the device to save power.

The Tegra 3 promises to boost up 3D performance for gaming and high-level computing. The Tegra 3 chip also enhances the internet browsing experience for tablet and mobile devices. The Asus Transformer has an HD camera and enabled full 1080p video recording at night. The Transformer Prime runs on Google's Android 3.2 Honeycomb Operating system. An upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich might be made available  later this year.

Source: PCMAG | Image Via: UnoMag

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