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Dual-core processors are the future; brief browser demo shows why.

November 19, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka


NVIDIA Tegra 2

2011 is expected to be a major year for new mobile processors, including the dual-core Nvidia Tegra2 chip expected to debut. We’ve been discussing the upcoming promise of dual core with Nvidia and expect to get some amazing demo’s at CES, but we got a heads-up about a demonstration currently available. recently attended the ARM TechCon Conference and filmed a demo showing the difference of a dual-core.

Two similar processors are placed side-by-side and connected to an Android device. While music is played in the background, each attempts to load a list of websites. The difference between these two processors is that one has had a core disabled while the other is allowed to run both cores unfettered. Which do you think was faster?

NVIDIA touts the upcoming Tegra 2 as a major advancement in mobile computing. The processor will be a staple in the next generation of Android smartphones and tablets, and we look forward to seeing it up-close. This browser demo is just a tip of the iceberg of what we can expect to see next year.