Qualcomm boasts about its 3D prowess

The mobile chip war is heating up nicely, with Qualcomm hitting back at all the Nvidia Tegra 2 3D news with a statement that its chips are more than capable of cranking up the mobile 3D action.

The San Diego based company has stated that its Snapdragon chips, including the APQ8060 dual-CPU that will be packed into the new HP TouchPad, have no issues dealing with stereoscopic 3D entertainment, 1080p 30fps HD video capture and playback, console-quality gaming and full web browsing with Adobe Flash 10.

HP didn't mention 3D in its TouchPad presentation - but it seems as if the hardware is in place.

“Our work with industry leaders has allowed us to showcase the full spectrum of Snapdragon’s graphics and multimedia capabilities in both the tablet and smartphone space across major software platforms,” said Raj Talluri, vice president of product management for Qualcomm.

“With more than 75 Snapdragon devices already announced, 150 Snapdragon devices in development and over 100 high end mobile games optimized for our GPU, Qualcomm continues to be a leader in delivering high performance devices to market.”

Jon Oakes, director of TouchPad Product Marketing at HP said: “With the APQ 8060 and Adreno 220 GPU, the HP TouchPad delivers a high-performing and fluid multitasking user interface, as well as offering game and multimedia application developers a high-performance environment for their applications.”

The APQ8060 belongs to the third generation of Snapdragon chips and boasts two asynchronous processor cores, an integrated Adreno 220 GPU, support for up to a 16-megapixel camera, and has glasses-free 3D tech support too.

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