NVIDIA is holding its annual CES news conference, and this year the company is putting a heavy emphasis on mobile. The NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core chipset has been available for a while, but it’s just starting to show up in tablets and other devices, and today the company unveiled what it calls the first “Super Phone” with a Tegra 2 chip, the LG Optimus 2X which features the dual core chip, 1080p HD video playback and encoding, and HDMI output, allowing you to do crazy things like play Angry Birds on a huge screen.
Tegra 2 also features hardware acceleration for Adobe Flash, which leads to super-fast loading of web sites (although connectivity issues at the press conference are keeping NVIDIA from fully showing it off).
NVIDIA also pulled out the developer of Dungeon Defender, a 3D RPG which can run on a PC, Playstation 3 and Android powered smartphone to show how the game looks the same on each platform. Nobody mentioned that the game is actually already available for download and runs on phones that don’t have Tegra 2 graphics, but it certainly looks like it plays quite nicely on the Tegra platform.
NVIDIA also announced that it’s working on a new high performance ARM-based chip code-named Denver, which will offer desktop class performance. There are no real details on Denver yet, but this is definitely something to keep an eye on, especially since there’s an implication that Microsoft may develop a version of Windows to run on ARM chips.