Newer, more powerful chips, don’t always have to be more expensive than their predecessors and that’s exactly what Nvidia claims it has happed with its quad-core Tegra 3 which costs just about the same as the previous Tegra 2
Analyst Romit J. Shah from Nomura Securities recently asked Nvidia how much does Tegra 3 actually cost and the company said
that its price sits somewhere between 15 and 25 US dollars (€11.3 to €18.9).
Nvidia’s CEO, Jensen Huang was actually even more specific and said “I don’t know which Tegra is $15. But there are no – if we’re still talking about Tegra 3
, there is no Tegra 3 that’s $15. It’s higher than that.”
So there you have it. Nvidia’s quad-core Tegra 3 costs actually between $15 and $25, with the scale tipping more towards the latter.