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Details on the next generation Tegra 4 processor, codenamed "Wayne", leak

NVIDIA has done pretty well on the mobile market with its Tegra 3 processor, and it should be of no surprise to anyone that NVIDIA has been working on the next generation Tegra processor. The company even provided some rough details early last year.
 
However, some detailed information on the next-generation 28nm Tegra 4 leaked today, and it promises six times the power of Tegra 3. Tegra 4 appears to be, according to a leaked slide, a 4+1 quad-core design similar to that of the current Tegra 3. The Cortex-A15-based Tegra 4 has 72 graphics cores and supports dual channel memory. Tegra 4 will also support resolutions of 2560 x 1440 for encode and decode and promises very low power consumption.

Other supported features will include the USB 3.0, making this the first NVIDIA chipset to support the new and faster USB standard.

With CES 2013 kicking off in mere weeks, we should have significantly more details coming in the not-too-distant future. 

Source: Engadget



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By EnzoFX on 12/18/2012 3:46:28 PM , Rating: 2
They also just must not care. GPU performance in this space has not been a priority for anyone else besides Apple. I think it's analogous to the PC space. It was and arguably still is driven by the latest CPU, not the latest graphics card. This goes for most systems sold, i.e. cheap desktops/laptops, no dedicated graphics, let alone a good one.

I kinda don't think it's that big of a deal, unless you really want to game a whole lot on your phone. Though If given the choice, I'd opt for Apple's solution.


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