Nvidia debuts mobile 'super chip' at CES 2011 (live blog)

Mobile technology takes the stage as Nvidia shows off its Tegra 2 mobile chip, the LG Optimus 2X "super phone," mobile 3D game graphics, and a high-performance ARM chip.

The LG Optimus Tegra 2 Super Phone, which debuted today at CES 2011, is the first to use Nvidia's new 'super chip' technology.
The LG Optimus 2X, which debuted today at CES 2011, is the first to use Nvidia's new Tegra 2 'super chip' technology. Sarah Tew/CNET

Editor's note: This live event has concluded, but as expected, it was focused on mobile technology with demos of Nvidia's new Tegra 2 mobile chip and the introduction of the LG Optimus 2X. For a brief rundown of what was announced, check out our summary post here . You can also replay our live blog in the Cover It Live module below.

LAS VEGAS--Chipmaker Nvidia, best known for its PC graphics cards, may be looking to get into mobile.

That's the word on the street as the PC graphics chipmaker gets ready for the big Consumer Electronics Show here. CNET will be covering the news live from its press conference here as Nvidia takes the wraps off its latest product news. You can get our up-to-the-minute updates in the Cover It Live module below.

Editors' note: The original, pre-event version of this story was published January 4 at 6:24 p.m. PT.

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