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Nvidia Confirms Tegra's 'Superhero' Roadmap

By - Source: Engadget | B 16 comments

What comes after Kal-El?

All things D has brought a lot of mobile news, the biggest being the arrival of the newest Nexus handset along with Android 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich. Today in Hong Kong, Nvidia did a little revealing of its own, as the company's CEO revealed a few details of its Tegra roadmap.

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang today sat down for an interview with Walt Mossberg and during his talk confirmed that the next generation range of Tegra chips is already being produced internally. Aside from Kal-El, which we've already heard plenty about, the company is working on several new chips with the superhero inspired codenames of Wayne, Logan and Stark. With Stark we should see the first taste of Nvidia's exciting Project Denver.

While Jen-Hsun did confirm that Nvidia is currently producing all three, don't get too excited. These chips are still a long way off. Huang said that it's necessary to work on three at once because they take years to develop and they want to have a new one Tegra each year.

So when will we see the next Tegra? Well, as we've heard numerous times before, Kal-El is the next Tegra chip (or Tegra 3), and will be a quad-core affair. Asus this week showed off a quad-core tablet dubbed the Eee Pad Transformer Prime that is supposedly coming out in November. Engadget reports that when asked if it will be Tegra-powered, Nvidia's Jen-Hsun responded 'probably.' Exciting stuff, eh?

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    CaedenV , October 21, 2011 6:23 PM
    And the Stark ones come with a mobile weapons platform!
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    CaedenV , October 21, 2011 6:23 PM
    And the Stark ones come with a mobile weapons platform!
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    megamanx00 , October 21, 2011 6:31 PM
    Logan better be the best there is at what it does :D 
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    warmon6 , October 21, 2011 7:54 PM
    megamanx00Logan better be the best there is at what it does


    "shredding" the competition? :p 
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    Tijok , October 21, 2011 8:11 PM
    megamanx00Logan better be the best there is at what it does


    Only if what it does best isn't very nice!
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    DjEaZy , October 21, 2011 8:24 PM
    ... next!!!
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    slabbo , October 21, 2011 10:42 PM
    would be pretty cool if AMD started making competitor chips named after super-villians. Kraven, Vemon, Doom, Joker, Lex Luthor...etc. would love the healthy competition!
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    drwho1 , October 22, 2011 12:09 AM
    In other news it has been "confirmed" that Logan's chip will be cool down by Adamantium blades on its included "WolveFan" :) 
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    tomfreak , October 22, 2011 12:17 AM
    Can we have mystic? a chip that change its cores from CPU to GPU stream processor whenever the workload calls? :D 
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    kdashjl , October 22, 2011 12:48 AM
    __-_-_-__much better then now. Bulldozer? wtf? what's next? caterpiller or something? lol

    what about "excavator"? :p 
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    CyberAngel , October 22, 2011 1:44 AM
    __-_-_-__much better then now. Bulldozer? wtf? what's next? caterpiller or something? lol


    Nope!
    After Bulls***dozer (the fab doxed on 32/28nm)
    comes Pile of s*** driver
    then Steaming s*** roller
    BUT
    besides these server shi*s pushed to the desktop
    we do have promising APU designs coming up
    I just hope that AMD makes a deal with IBM about SOI
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    Kelavarus , October 22, 2011 8:13 AM
    __-_-_-__much better then now. Bulldozer? wtf? what's next? caterpiller or something? lol


    Shovel.
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    Wish I Was Wealthy , October 22, 2011 2:24 PM
    It's better to take there time in one way, because then you can be sure that their product will be worth the effort to buy.
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    TheWhiteRose000 , October 22, 2011 3:24 PM
    Wayne and Stark have me excited.
    XD
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    CyberAngel , October 22, 2011 6:20 PM
    TheWhiteRose000Wayne and Stark have me excited.XD


    Phoenix/Jean Gray for me
    or Storm
    or Supergirl/Lara
    or...you get the idea Straight away ;-)

    They get me exited :-P

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    bens1 , October 23, 2011 3:23 PM
    Engadget reports that when asked if it will be Tegra-powered, Nvidia's Jen-Hsun responded 'probably.' Exciting stuff, eh?


    Actually he was asked if it would be the first Tegra 3 powered tablet, to which he responded "Probably".

    We know its definitely Tegra 3 powered.
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    eddieroolz , October 25, 2011 2:29 AM
    Excellent. NVidia continues its forward march.