Hands-On with NVIDIA’s Quad-Core Tegra 3 Prototype Honeycomb Tablet at Computex [VIDEO]


NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 platform (codenamed Kal-El) won’t be finalized until August, but the company was eager to show off what they have been working on in the form of a prototype Honeycomb tablet on display at this year’s Computex. From the looks of it, this thing smokes. You will see in the above video how effortlessly the Tegra 3 platform munches through full 3D graphics without stuttering or stopping. This chip is so powerful, rumor is it might even be featured in that next-gen Wii (though we don’t dabble as much in video game news, so don’t quote us on that one). As you’ll hear our pal Charbax state, graphics performance could even be compared to the power found in the PS3. That is just to give you an idea of the gaming experience we all might be in for when tablets ship with this new chipset. That could happen as soon as the early fall, but we’re finding it a little hard to wait until then.

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    1. This is a prototype.

  2. I love how you can hear Angry Birds in the background…

    That would be sweet if they put a Tegra 3 in the next Nintendo gaming console! The Wii lacks in graphics…

  3. Epic! Simply stunning..can’t wait :D

  4. That guy should just speak his native language and have it subtitled.  That was painful.

  5. Quality kit but painful review…….I loved the bit when he broke the tablet from the stand….

  6. This quad core is going to be straight raw

  7. Comparable to the PS3?
    The PS3 sucks ass and is a weak piece of shit.
    It’s comparable to a dualcore intel chip, which owns the PS3 anyway.

    1. Shut the fuck up with your fanboy shit, that fuckin died in lik 2008. Do you fucking research on the processors in systems…..HINT: more triangles equal more graphical power

    2. Actually, the PS3 has a really nice CPU. The GPU isn’t as awesome as its CPU however.

  8. HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! “Check out this demo”  FORCE CLOSE!!!! Classic Android… LOL!!!  I pray for the day my Droid isn’t force closing a dozen times a day. :)

    1. No luck. :
      My Optimus 2X never force-closes.

  9. Extreme!

  10. That guy has no idea what he’s talking about, PS3? WII2? The earlier being based on gtx 7800, and the later based on AMD’s 4800 series chipset, which are more powerful than kelal.
    Mobile graphics will only equal current console graphics in end of 2012-13 based on nvidia and qualcomm themselves.

  11.  Does that mean that the Ice Cream phones will be Tegra 3? Won’t be getting a Tablet until Kal-El is released. That is, unless “Hal Jordan” shows up. LOL!!!

  12. That guy did it wrong. Once you break it off the dock, you’re suppose to run.

  13. wow, i would be embarrassed to have my websites name on that video. guy is completely clueless. 

    1. I like him! He’s kinda funny. Did alright especially without editing and chopping up the video a million times before uploading =)

  14. They could just put Tegra 3 in a $150 Google TV set top box, and then just get developers to modify their games a bit for gamepad use (which Honeycomb 3.1 now supports). Then Google TV would a console in its own right.

    1. An awesome idea… don’t think it will ever happen though. =/

    2. I’ve talked about this before. I disagree with Chris. I think it will happen in a big, big way:

  15. This guy is awesome. I seriously laughed out loud when he broke the tablet off the stand. Hahahahahaha!

    His accent is the best part too =)


  17. It’s awesome that Nvidia is innovating like this. I just wish they didn’t strong-arm developers into exclusivity. Most of the Tegra2-only games can be run on single core processors like Hummingbird and the gen2 Snapdragons, but because Nvidia has dropped tons of money around, you cannot download them onto, say a MT4G or SGS without XDA trickery.

  18. Was that game Lost Planet 2? Anyway, judging from the video, it looks no where near as good as PS3 games or Xbox 360 games.

  19. So much fail in the video and the tablet is only the beginning.

  20. Wow Nvidia is going to take phone and tablet gaming to the next level.


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