Nvidia has been making a lot noise these days with its upcoming low-cost reference platform for tablets, the Nvidia Tegra 3 “Kai”, which would be suitable for sub-$200 tablets. We also have learned quite a lot about Microsoft’s upcoming slate, the Surface Tablet, but there are still plenty of unanswered questions after the official announcement concluded. One of those is the type of processor used for the Windows RT version of the tablet.
Fortunately, Nvidia was quick to confirm that the Surface Tablet will use a Tegra 3 processor. It’s still unclear which platform Microsoft will use and the full-powered quad-core variant of Tegra 3 might be the first that comes to mind. However, Microsoft may choose the Kai platform instead to reduce price. Overall, the Nvidia Tegra 3 is a capable mobile platform and it should be able to handle anything Windows RT throws at it without breaking a sweat.