While the tech world was left swooning for dual-core phones and tablets after CES 2011, it seems Nvidia won’t be sitting on their dual-core laurels. Rumour has it that the Santa Clara chip manufacturers will be announcing the Tegra 3 quad-core chips at next month’s Mobile World Congress congress in Barcelona.
“I’m going to come pretty close to my cadence of a launch every year,” said Tegra general manager Mike Rayfield. “It will be in production around the same time as my competitors’ first dual-cores will.”
A late January/ early February reveal would certainly be in line with Rayfield’s plans for a yearly launch, given the Tegra 2 chip first reared its head in January 2010.
No specs revealed yet, unsurprising given this is still very much a rumour, but whispers mention the possibility of a quad-core Cortex A9 device alongside a GeForce 8 or 9 series GPU.