Tegra II officially announced

imageWe have known about this powerful processor chip for some time now, but yesterday Nvidia made it official.  The system on a chip features 4 Cortex A9 cores, and can play HD videos at 1080P and process demanding 3D graphics without breaking a sweat.

Nvidia claims the new chip will even outperform an Intel Atom, as can be seen on this chart below.


Tegra 2 will be made with a more advanced 40-nanometer process than its predecessor which was sized at 65-nanometer. The chip is showing up in many tablet and slate devices, and appears to be aimed directly at taking on the desktop processors in these niches.

Read more about Tegra 2 here.