Marvell has today launched the first tri core processor designed to be used in mobile phones and tablets. The new tri core processor is made up of two 1.5GHZ cores for processing and a third core which is optimized for ultra low power consumption and is designed to deal with routine tasks.
This new processor is capable of encoding and decoding Full HD video in 1080p, and it features an integrated 3D engine that is capable of rendering 200 million triangles per second.
It will also offer support for DirextX, Open GL ES 2.0 and Open VG 1.1, and it is capable of powering up to four simultaneous displays at up to a 2k resolution, and it supports Linix, BlackBerry OS, Android and Windows Mobile.
We suspect it will be a while before we see this new processor in our smartphones as it is just being released as a sample to mobile companies, so it will take at least twelve months before any smartphones or tablets powered by this new processor hit the market.