1.2GHz ‘Tegra 2 3D’ chips leaked – Chrome OS Capable
Engadget recently revealed what they believe to be the 3D graphics chip that will power Chrome OS devices this summer. IT seems like the new chipset will feature a dual core (Cortex-A9) chip and will clock at 1.2ghz:
NVIDIA seems to already be preparing the stage for a sort of Tegra 2.5 — a 1.2GHz dual-core chip that’ll be marketed as a 3D-capable mobile processor. This T25 silicon is apparently set for mass production in the first quarter of this year, with availability coming up in the spring.
With the release of tablets sporting powerful Tegra 2 chipsets at CES this month it seems as if the race to 3d mobile computing is still on; after-all Tegra 2 has hardly made it to our high streets and we are already seeing signs of Tergra 2 3D.
This is ofcourse in line with Google’s vision of beefing up netbook spec sheets for their upcoming Chrome OS. It seems like the only way to kick-start the moribund netbook market is to build quality and well performing devices; Tegra 2 3D seems to offer this possibility. Already there seems to be work to get Chromium OS support for the new Tegra 2 (3d) chips:
We’ve managed to also track down some technical chatter about adding support to Chromium OS for a 1.2GHz T25 from NVIDIA, seemingly corroborating the leaked image above.
It seems like Chrome OS netbooks are still on course for release this summer or maybe even spring. At least we can expect some Chrome OS netbooks to be floating around on the market by that time and by then we’ll be sure what hardware these revolutionary devices will sport. For now we can only go by news leaks like these and hope that they are indeed true.
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