One of the main reasons to get a Tegra device is the gaming power that such products pack. This year, Tegra 2 processors can be found in the guts of some of the best phones and tablets of 2011. Dual-core Tegra 2 processors have taken mobile gaming to another level, but as competition rises, NVIDIA is taking things up a notch for 2012.

Many of you probably know that the Asus Transformer Prime is the first tablet to come with NVIDIA’s next generation quad-core Tegra 3 processor. The Transformer Prime is probably the most powerful Android tablet right now, and many of you are surely planning on snatching one of these tablets up very soon.

Just in case you have been on the fence about it, though, NVIDIA has decided to show you just how good Tegra 3 is. Improvements can mostly be seen in the effects and graphics, as NVIDIA explains:

The Tegra 3-optimized version of Shadowgun features console-quality water, enhanced rag-doll physics, particle effects, enhanced shaders and dynamic textures. These are only possible using Tegra 3’s multi-core capabilities, and they make for a truly immersive and realistic gaming experience.Hassan AnjumNVIDIA

If NVIDIA’s demonstration is not enough to persuade the hard-core gamer within you, support for external controllers might. It is important to note that Tegra 3 features support for Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii, and many other popular controllers. We went over this feature during our Transformer Prime first impressions, and it works great. Not to mention HDMI mirroring, which would allow you to take your games to the bigger screen.

Check out our Tegra 3 gaming demonstration (controller support), and hit the comments section to give us your 2 cents. What do you guys say? Are you getting a Tegra 3 device? Will ti be the Transformer Prime, or will you be waiting for another option?

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