Nvidia has announced today that they are releasing a
new version if their powerful Tegra chip
. This one has been specifically designed for the higher power requirements of tablets. The new chip promises hardware acceleration of Adobe Flash 10.1 for 1080p video streaming. Nvidia claims the new Tegra will also be capable of running high resolution 3D graphics while maintaining battery life.
The Tegra uses eight independent processors including an industry first 1Ghz dual-core ARM CPU. Also on board are dedicated HD encoding and 3D graphics processors. Overall performance is said to be 10 times that of current smartphone processors, and 4 times faster than the original Tegra. Nivdia plans to show off a number of Tegra-packing tablets at CES, so stay tuned.