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"Nvidia has revealed further information on its new Tegra 3 quad-core mobile processor providing a name for the five-core setup it actually uses.

If you're already familiar with the Tegra 3 chipset you'll know that it has a "companion (or ninja) core" along side the main four processors."


Wish I was going to Barcelona to see it wink.gif
 
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for those interested
ARM's official name for other manufactures (samsung, TI etc)is the big.LITTLE technology using a slower clocked ARMv7 core as the "companion core"
http://www.arm.com/products/processors/technologies/bigLITTLEprocessing.php
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well, its a quad core + 1 downclocked, low power, only-used-while-the-phone-is-sleeping core.. not really a five-core in terms of real world use
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I'm sorry... but why is this news? I read about that 5th companion core in MAXPC in November.
     
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"Nvidia has revealed further information on its new Tegra 3 quad-core mobile processor providing a name for the five-core setup it actually uses.
If you're already familiar with the Tegra 3 chipset you'll know that it has a "companion (or ninja) core" along side the main four processors."
Wish I was going to Barcelona to see it wink.gif

Couldn't you just buy a Transformer Prime and see it now?
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I'm sorry... but why is this news? I read about that 5th companion core in MAXPC in November.

Did a search for it and nothing. So its not been posted here.
Post it as news smile.gif
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Couldn't you just buy a Transformer Prime and see it now?

it is running my Prime very nicely.
does all of what is asked of it.

-dimwit-
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it is running my Prime very nicely.
does all of what is asked of it.
-dimwit-

Yeah, I just wish they'd hurry up and unlock the bootloader!! But it's still the best tablet I've ever owned, and this one is my fourth
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Did a search for it and nothing. So its not been posted here.
Post it as news smile.gif
and the cheerleaders come out for smoochies!

Sure it has, I read about it here before I bought my prime, it might have been listen under Kal-el or just tegra3, whatever it was, it's been posted before, the tegra3 is old news now anyways, are they just shining more light on it because they are going to introduce into phones soon?
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Yeah, I just wish they'd hurry up and unlock the bootloader!! But it's still the best tablet I've ever owned, and this one is my fourth

you're a little out dated tongue.gif

official bootloader unlock tool has already been released yesterday~go check XDA/Asus
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