In a recent whitepaper addressed to us by nVIDIA, the shared benefits of the Tegra 2 and the ARM Cortex A9 architecture are discussed in detail and oh do they look sweet. Lower power usage, faster web browsing, richer 3D graphics and faster multi-tasking are among just some of the benefits found with their chipsets. nVIDIA tells us dual core is the future, and we can’t help but agree.
Tegra 2 architecture supports a concept called symmetrical multiprocessing. It allows tasks to separate work between both cores, for example the flash on a webpage renders on one core while the rest of the page renders on the other. When one core is doing less work than the other, it uses less voltage to conserve battery power.
nVIDIA estimates that mobile gaming will grow nearly 100% from $5.6 billion in 2010 to $11.4 billion globally in 2014, reaching 100 million players. They believe that this will lead engine designers to port their products en-mass to mobile platforms to support these faster mobile architectures.
Tegra 2 is full of amazing promises that will revolutionize mobile gaming and nearly double the the industry in size in just 4 years.We suggest you check out nVIDIA’s full report for more information on the topic and lots of pretty graphs that show just how inadequate your Snapdragon based phone really is.