NVIDIA Tegra 4 Processor for Smartphones and Tablets Leaks with 72-Core GPU

by Todd Haselton | December 18, 2012


NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 chipset is already pretty amazing at rendering mobile games on tablets and smartphones, but the company isn’t slowing down anytime soon. A recent leak suggests the company is working on a new Tegra 4 processor, also dubbed “Wayne.” The slide above mentions a 4-Plus-1 Quad-Core “Eagle” CPU. That suggests that it’s powered by ARM’s Cortex A15 architecture, which¬†The Verge notes was also codenamed Eagle.

The new processor allegedly packs a 72-core GPU, which is incredible, and will offer six times the graphics performance of the Tegra 3 platform. Six times! I can’t imagine the kind of games we’ll be able to play on Tegra 4 devices. Other features reportedly include support for 4K video playback, display resolutions up to a super sharp 2,560 x 1,600-pixels and support for USB 3.0. We’re not sure when we’ll hear more about Tegra 4, or when devices will hit the market, but we hope NVIDIA discusses it during its press conference at CES, which we’ll be attending.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...