NVIDIA Tegra 3 Architecture To Be Called 4-PLUS-1

NVIDIA has officially coined a name for its unique quad-core architecture found in the Tegra 3 chip. It’s technology will be called the 4-PLUS-1 quad-core architecture and here’s the reasoning behind the naming choice:

“The more popular this technology became, the more our customers wanted a name for it that’s unique and descriptive. A name they could put on a box or a store sign that immediately represents its value”

If you stop and think about it, the 4-PLUS-1 name makes total sense. NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 chip will utilize 4 powerful CPU cores in order do tasks such as gaming, but then feature a 5th low-power battery-saver core to do smaller jobs like processing emails. NVIDIA also gave a subtle hint for its plans of the Tegra 3 processor and its architecture by mentioning this:

“Don’t be surprised to see it turning up more and more in devices at next week’s Mobile World Congress and beyond”

Will we see more Tegra 3 devices than we think at MWC next week and in the near-future? Stay tuned with Talk Android to find out!

source: NVIDIA Blog


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Conceived as Spock’s 4th cousin, Roy has had quite the life. He was born in beautiful San Jose, California, raised in Los Angeles, California and now resides in the greater New York City area. He has always been fascinated and obsessed with technology, especially the continuous advancements of mobile platforms. He was a Blackberry slave since his undergrad days at the University of Southern California until realizing in Feb. 2011, there were greener pastures in the land of Android. His first Android phone was the Motorola Atrix 4G, and he hasn’t looked back. He currently works in corporate media, enjoys following media and technology trends, reading a good book, weightlifting, playing on his XBOX 360 and conversing with total strangers.

  • Anonymous

    sounds good to me