Back at GTC 2010 last year, Nvidia announced that it would be pushing out yearly releases of Tegra, with Tegra 3 being almost done and due this year and work on Tegra 4 already underway. We heard from a developer at the event that it would be a quad-core Cortex A9 device with either a GeForce 8 or series GPU with CUDA technology (none of Tegra 3′s details have been confirmed yet). Today, Hexus, after an interview with Nvidia’s Tegra GM, expects the Tegra 3 to debut at MWC early next month.
Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsen Huang talking about Tegra at GTC last year. (video)
These quotes sum it up, and keep in mind that Tegra 2 launched at CES 2010.
“I’m going to come pretty close to my cadence of a launch every year,” said Rayfield. “It will be in production around the same time as my competitors’ first dual-cores will.”