Nvidia Tegra 4 leaked, six times the power of Tegra 3

Nvidia Tegra 4 leaked, six times the power of Tegra 3I still remember a time when the Tegra 3 – or “Kal-El” – processor was but a twinkle in Nvidia’s eye. It was debuted, I think, in the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime at the end of 2011.

Now we’re looking forward to the Tegra 4 – or  “Wayne” (as in Bruce) – processor, and a leaked slide from outta China claims to have all the details.

The Tegra 4 leak appears initially over on a Chinese forum thingy called Chip Hell (via Weibo). Fortunately for you and me, the leaked Tegra 4 slide is in English. Phe-ew!

The Cortex A15-based Tegra 4 will adopt the same core formation as the Tegra 3, so that’s a “4-PLUS-1” setup, with the fifth being a “battery saver core”.

As for Tegra 4 graphics, a whopping 72 cores equates to 20x Tegra 2 and 6x Tegra 3. That’s a lot of cores. Under ‘Video’, we’re promised Full 1440p video encoding and decoding, while ‘Display’ mentions 2560 x 1600 resolutions, and 1080p at 120Hz.

As for input/output stuff, Tegra 4 supposedly welcomes USB 3.0, and, er, a small handful of things obscured by watermarks.

We expect to learn more about Tegra 4 at CES and/or MWC, with the first Tegra 4 devices probably hitting the market before 2013 is out.

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rash  Dec. 19, 2012 at 13:18

But Androids apps will still run like a dog despite the massive processor power.

Androids needs proper native app dev.

fdsdsdf  Dec. 19, 2012 at 13:21

Maybe run like a greyhound? ;)

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 19, 2012 at 14:14

Midrange Androids and the iPhone 3GS can run GTA Vice city. €150 tabs can run Photoshop Touch...

These over the top specs will be shown off with some gimmicky features that bore after 2 days.


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