Nvidia's New Mobile Processor to Offer Amazing Performance
According to a blog post in Chinese, Nvidia is preparing its Tegra 4 processor with six times the computing power of the current Tegra 3 chips.
The new chips, codenamed "Wayne," are reportedly quad-core along with a fifth core (doesn't that make it a penta-core?) designed to help save battery life, which is always one of the main stumbling blocks with battery-powered gear. Its main competition is Qualcomm's (QCOM) Snapdragon processor.
As for video prowess, the Tegra 4 is said to be able to tap 72-core performance -- six times that of the Tegra 3 -- in products such as the Google (GOOG) Asus Nexus 7 tablet. In terms of sheer numbers, it means the Tegra 4 will be able to deal with 1080p quality, 2560 by 1440 pixel video at 120 hertz. That's pretty amazing for a mobile-device chip.It also appears the Tegra 4 will be able to handle USB 3.0 input and output. No word on when the Tegra 4 might be officially announced. But, with the Consumer Electronics Show coming up in January and Barcelona's Mobile World Congress in February, we should know a lot more about it very soon. -- Written by Gary Krakow in New York >To submit a news tip, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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