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Nvidia CEO Hints at Kepler For Tegra Phones, Data Centers

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Nvidia has sparked some rumors that Kepler will be making its way into a future version of Tegra, possibly Tegra 4.

An email sent by Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, states that the "super-efficient" architecture will become available for GPUs that are used in "data centers", "super-thin notebooks" and "superphones".

Tegra 4 is currently scheduled to be released in the first quarter of next year. Rumors suggest that Nvidia could be building on its 4+1 core strategy with Cortex-A15 ARM cores that are built on a 28 nm process. Nvidia previously stated the successor of Tegra 3 could be up to ten times faster than Tegra 2 and up to five times faster than Tegra 3. The performance jump will be necessary to allow Nvidia compete with the upcoming Samsung Exynos processors and Qualcomm's Krait architecture - and fend off performance claims made by Apple.

An interesting question will be how many graphics cores Tegra 4 will be able to integrate. Would 64 cores be realistic?

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    hardcore_gamer , April 5, 2012 8:02 AM
    They should focus on increasing the CPU performance. I remember a nvidia slide stating that they'll beat core2 duo in 2011.
    http://images.anandtech.com/reviews/SoC/NVIDIA/Kal-El/roadmap.jpg
    If my memory is right, that didn't happen. :pfff: 
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    Anonymous , April 5, 2012 7:40 AM
    How do I win this????
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    hardcore_gamer , April 5, 2012 8:02 AM
    They should focus on increasing the CPU performance. I remember a nvidia slide stating that they'll beat core2 duo in 2011.
    http://images.anandtech.com/reviews/SoC/NVIDIA/Kal-El/roadmap.jpg
    If my memory is right, that didn't happen. :pfff: 
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    Zingam_Duo , April 5, 2012 9:02 AM
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    Nvidia previously stated the successor of Tegra 3 could be up to ten times faster than Tegra 2 and up to five times faster than Tegra 3.


    Yeah, right! Who can be faster than Tegra 3? Another Tegra 3! :D 

    Good one!
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    asdf634 , April 5, 2012 9:26 AM
    zingam_duoNvidia previously stated the successor of Tegra 3 could be up to ten times faster than Tegra 2 and up to five times faster than Tegra 3.


    Sorry to say this, but read fail.
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    silverblue , April 5, 2012 10:09 AM
    I think he meant to put "the successor to", however I don't think it's the author that's failed here. It reads fine.
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    chazzeromus , April 5, 2012 1:29 PM
    64 cores? Any number is welcome as long it meets sensible TDP.
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    XmortisX , April 5, 2012 2:14 PM
    hardcore_gamerThey should focus on increasing the CPU performance. I remember a nvidia slide stating that they'll beat core2 duo in 2011.http://images.anandtech.com/review [...] oadmap.jpgIf my memory is right, that didn't happen.

    Agree with you there buddy, right now Nvidia reminds me of Apple's Power PC when Apple stated it was going to beat Intel...de ja vue anyone?
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    silverblue , April 5, 2012 3:13 PM
    That's just it though, to start with the PowerPC did actually beat the Pentium... I'm a little vague on the history from there on in, though.
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    eddieroolz , April 5, 2012 6:44 PM
    Gotta love Nvidia. They actively seek to expand their business.
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    Wisecracker , April 5, 2012 6:57 PM

    Will there be Tegra-powered submarines and moon-bases, too?

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    Hapcorrolr , April 6, 2012 1:48 PM
    zingam_duoYeah, right! Who can be faster than Tegra 3? Another Tegra 3! Good one!


    I thought the same thing, until I read it a little closer, and I agree with another poster when saying it should read " the successor to."
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    cats_Paw , November 16, 2012 10:33 AM
    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/nvidia-tegra-4-wayne-arm-a15,15261.html#BOM_comments

    Douglas, make it right, you are writing diffrent information in diffrent places. According to ther other article i link above, it says tegra 4 will be 2 times faster than tegra 3, not 5 times >D.