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Nvidia is helping Ouya to max out its Tegra 3 processor

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While it was already known the upcoming Ouya console will be powered by Nvidia's Tegra 3 processor, Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman reveals the team at Nvidia are working closely with Ouya developers to max out the processor for use on console, Engadget reports.

Ouya will also run Google's mobile operating system; however Uhrman states the Ouya team has not "worked very much with Google." In comparison, American chip-maker Nvidia is helping the console developer to create the "best Tegra 3 device on the market," she says.

"We have a dedicated team working with Ouya to ensure that Tegra 3's performance is being maximized. They've been amazing to work with," Nvidia senior VP of content and technology Tony Tamasi went on to say. "The rich catalog of optimized and differentiated TegraZone games along with the work being done with developers ensures a flourishing ecosystem is in place and continues to grow."

The Android-operated video game console Ouya will sell on Amazon, Gamestop, Target and Best Buy for $99.99 for both the console and controller, and $49.99 for an additional controller, it was revealed last week.