Bright Side of News received a leaked slide that details NVIDIA's Tegra roadmap. The table reveals the company will soon launch world's first mobile 3D processor. The Tegra 2 3D is currently in production and is expected to hit the market in Spring 2011. This SoC features a 1.2GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor and is designed for tablets and phones with 3D screens.
The Tegra 3 will follow up in Fall 2011, this mobile chip will offer four Cortex-A9 cores clocked at up to 1.5GHz. For tablets it will offer 3x faster graphics, ULPC CPU mode, Blu-ray video support and 1920 x 1200 pixel support. The smartphone verison of Tegra 3 will be available in dual- and quad-core editions, with support for screens of up to 1366 x 768 pixels.
Current-generation Tegra 2 chips for smartphones and tablets include the AP20H and T20 SoC solutions, both built around ARM's 1GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 processor. They are to be replaced soon, however, with Tegra 2 3D architecture consisting of the T25 and AP25 chips for smartphones and tablets, respectively. Upping the CPU frequency to 1.2GHz and adding built-in support for 3D displays makes these chips the world's first mobile 3D processors, according to a leaked Nvidia's roadmap seen below.
Provided vendors embed these chips in their products, your next smartphone or tablet will come with autostereoscopic 3D displays that needn't special glasses, like on the recently unveiled Nintendo 3DS handheld, paving the way for gaming in stereo 3D on mobile devices.