Nvidia CEO: Tablets to outperform mobile PCs in just five years

The tablet PC market is certainly growing thanks to the popularity of Apple's iPad. However for pure performance, having a notebook PC is a consumer's best bet. But according to the CEO of graphics chip maker Nvidia, that will change and sooner than you might think. According to a report over at 9to5Google.com, Nvidia's CEO Huang Jen-Hsun believes that processors for tablet based PCs could start outperforming those in mobile PCs in just five years.

Jen-Hsun made those remarks in a press conference this week during the Computex trade show in Taiwan. He also sees a time where the company's current Tegra mobile graphics chip business could see revenues that will go over Nvidia's current GPU PC business.  While he doesn't see the traditional notebook PC as being affected much by the current rise of the tablet PC, Jen-Hsun does say that the "... netbook, which does not have a full functionality as a traditional PC, is being impacted deeply by tablet PC."

Nvidia claims it will ship about 10 million of its Tegra mobile chips to its partners by the end of June. It's also prepping to launch the next version of the Tegra, code named "Kal-El". Nvidia showed off the capabilities of the new chip earlier this week with an impressive game-demo. That quad-core processor should be available in tablets and other products later this fall. Nvidia is also working on a ARM-based CPU that it has said will be used in desktop and notebook PCs, among other products.

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