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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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RE: Still 32-bit
By ET on 12/19/2012 4:09:47 AM , Rating: 2
Desktops are already going the way of the dodo. Sure enthusiasts will still buy them, but most people already buy laptops.

Windows? Well, there's a good chance it will remain, but it will also be on ARM.

So it ends up being ARM vs. x86. At the high end x86 is likely to rule for the next few years. At the low end there won't be much reason to select on over the other, for home users. People will buy whatever ends up in appealing devices.

As for Pixel Shaders, when are you living? Nobody mentioned pixel shaders in hardware since the shader hardware was unified, and that was around 6 years ago.


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