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Tegra Zone Makes Most Of Dual Core Power

David Gilbert


Tegra Zone Makes Most Of Dual Core Power

So you've managed to get your hands on a dual-core superphone or tablet. What now you ask? It’s a question we have pondered at length previously and it seems as if Nvidia has come up with a way to get the most out of the powerful machines with Tegra Zone.

Tegra Zone is basically an Android app which is a one-stop shop for all content that can make the most of the Tegra 2 dual-core 1GHz processor. While it won’t have any exclusive content, it will save you from trawling through the Android Market to find the games and applications that can take advantage of the power inside your superphone or tablet. With a lot of the current crop of premium Android tablets sporting dual-core processors, and a growing list of superphones (LG Optimus 2X, Samsung Galaxy S II, Motorola Atrix) there will presumably be more and more people looking for content in Tegra Zone.

Acording to Nvidia: “We're working with game developers and publishers to turbocharge mobile gaming for Android super phones and tablets. Our goal is to bring a console- class gaming experience to super phones and tablets and bring the generation of gaming to the future of mobile devices. Tegra Zone is a free app we've built so gamers can find great games for Tegra in one easy place.”

So enjoy it while you can because come the middle of this year, dual-core will look like a dinosaur when Nvidia rolls out its quad-core Tegra 3 behemoth.


March 2, 2011, 7:31 pm

Good idea on the part of Nvidia but I can't help but notice that in the screenshot promoting this new service all the games listed are available on iOS which, up until 6pm tonight anyway, runs on single core processors...

So here's the question, do these titles actually need Tegra 2, or at least benefit from it, on Android? Or is this a case of Nvidia having to fill screen space while waiting for developers to catch up? Don't get me wrong, looking forward to seeing what dual core can do in the mobile space but get the feeling Nvidia might be putting the cart before the horse here a tad.


March 2, 2011, 8:37 pm

Is there any word yet on when the dual core phones will become available? I noticed earlier today that the Atrix is on pre-order....

I assume that if apps are developed to make use of dual-core properly then they will also make use of quad-core properly as well - or is that a forlorn hope?

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