NVIDIA Tegra 2 demo shows us why we want the dual-core ARM Cortex A9

There should be no doubt in your mind that NVIDIA’s next-generation Tegra 2 dual-core mobile chipsets will offer incredible performance boosts over today’s fastest single-core applications. But, just in case you aren’t totally convinced that you’ll need (or want) one of the Tegra2 offerings in your next smartphone or Android tablet, here’s a little video demo highlighting the raw number-crunching capabilities of a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 (the processor used in the Tegra 2 chipset) as it crunches through pre-cached web pages. The result? The NVIDIA Tegra 2 puts its A9 dual-core processor to good use by giving it a solid boost in processing performance.

In fact, the video demo you see below is enough to make us start drooling for our own dual-core tablets and smartphones. The demo loads a bunch of pre-cached websites (while playing music in the background) to demonstrate the pure processing power of the Tegra 2 chipset, ruling out any network lag/speed variables. Keep in mind that you will never browse the web at the speeds you see here (unless you cache the entire web, which is impossible unless you’re name is Google). The Tegra 2 finishes loading all the pages in about 41 seconds, while the single-core processor loads them in 56 seconds. That’s nothing to laugh at.

Enjoy the video below, and wipe the drool from your chin when you’re done watching.

[Via: ARMDevices]

  • 1stkoreansf

    Hey Wll, love the way you write and entice us to the point of drooling. Your pic reminds me of a Korean )(Kpop) Singer named Wheesung who is AWESOME.

  • Anonymous

    haha, thanks!

  • not impressed

    um, a few seconds isn’t enough for me to toss out my current Android for a new one… come back when it is truly faster and not a marketing gimmick

    Also, they disabled one of the cores on the Tegra Dual Core to compare it against itself so, this is not a true measure of what other single core processors can do. This is a total gimmick. A true comparison would have been to put their dual core up against a known competitor such as Snapdragon or Hummingbird… what you end up with instead is junk science! Blah, Blah, Blah…

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