Web browsing in smartphones is made twice as fast when compared to other mobile processors. The all new Tegra 3 mobile processors from NVIDIA aim to take surfing in mobile device to the next level with enhanced multitasking performance.
According to NVIDIA product specification, the processor is based on the SMP architecture that enables four performance cores to be used for max burst (i.e. allow CPU to run at full speed all the time) when needed, with each core independently and automatically enabled and disabled based on workload. The single battery-saver core (or companion core) handles low-power tasks like active standby, music, and video, and is transparent to the OS and applications.
Symmetric multi-processing (SMP) involves a symmetric multi-processor system hardware and software architecture where two or more identical processors connect to a single, shared main memory, that have full access to all I/O devices, and are controlled by a single operating system instance which treats all processors equally, reserving none for special purposes. In the case of multi-core processors, the SMP architecture applies to the cores, treating them as separate processors.
The processor also exhibit features that improve touch responsiveness by leveraging the NVIDIA Direct Touch architecture. It also allows 3D stereo gaming based on NVIDIA 3D Vision Technology. It further reduces mobile device’s backlight power while simultaneously enhancing the pixel colour to deliver the same visual quality with NVIDIA PRISM Display Technology. All these tasks can be achieved with reduced power consumption, therefore, extending the battery life of the device.