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Nvidia Tegra 4 Spec Leak Tips Quad-core A15 in 2013

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It appears that first specs about Nvidia's "Wayne" Tegra chip, the successor of Kal-El (Tegra 3) have been leaked.

Slated for a Q1 2013 release, the processor will arrive with four 28 nm ARM A15 cores and a clock speed of 1.8 GHz on the high-end for 10-inch tablet and notebook devices. A 2 GHz and a 1.2 GHz - 1.8 GHz version will follow in Q3, while there will also be an ARM A9 version with 1.2 to 2.0 GHz that will feature the Icera LTE100 / HSPA42 baseband chip and will be made available for 7-inch devices.

Tegra 4 was originally promised to arrive this year, but has been delayed to 2013. Market rumors suggest that the delay of Wayne could be due to Nvidia's decision to build Kepler GPU technology into these devices. The chip is promised to deliver about 10 times the performance of Tegra 2 on the high-end - and twice the performance of Tegra 3. With at least four different version on tap, Nvidia is aggressively broadening the market reach of Tegra.

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    killabanks , April 9, 2012 10:25 PM
    f#ck quad core gimme a 2ghz dual with a real gpu its sad when the best mobile gpu is still on the iphone 4s
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    __-_-_-__ , April 9, 2012 9:42 PM
    leaks for 2013... quad core wow who would guess that captain obvious? -.-
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    killabanks , April 9, 2012 10:25 PM
    f#ck quad core gimme a 2ghz dual with a real gpu its sad when the best mobile gpu is still on the iphone 4s
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    eddieroolz , April 9, 2012 10:34 PM
    It's a shame that many of these devices will be hobbled by mobile OS'es that are patchworked to be an alternative to the desktop OS'es. I'd like a Windows 8 capable device to gain popularity.
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    omega21xx , April 9, 2012 11:11 PM
    eddieroolzIt's a shame that many of these devices will be hobbled by mobile OS'es that are patchworked to be an alternative to the desktop OS'es. I'd like a Windows 8 capable device to gain popularity.


    Once the Atom chips start coming with phones, they use the same or similar gpu as the iPhone 4s but clocked about twice as high. those 1.6ghz dual core x86 cpus with that gpu should be interesting.
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    omega21xx , April 9, 2012 11:53 PM
    frozonicyou know what else will be interesting? more battery life.

    If the claims made by intel about the chip and the few tests Anandtech performed pan out, then yes it should be a decent step forward. The Razr MAXX is a good example of how phones should start being made in regards to battery life. Large battery, slightly thicker than the "oh mai phonez so amazing cuz it's .1 mm thinner!!!11!!!" phones while not be obstructive to the design, feel, and weight.
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    glenricky , April 10, 2012 1:35 AM
    Wonder how it would compete with Mobile Intel Atom which would go for 22nm in 2013 and 14nm in 2014
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    airborne11b , April 10, 2012 2:00 AM
    frozonicman! why cant amd jump in the ARM party?? can you imagine?? Radeon HD Graphics with a Llano based CPU, a small ARM APU SoC maybe??


    They have a hard enough time making a CPU that's worth a crap. Frankly, you don't get better at something by dividing your attention. They need to get their current products on par with the competition before they worry about going into new places.
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    airborne11b , April 10, 2012 2:04 AM
    For the win.
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    Parsian , April 10, 2012 2:27 AM
    nVIDIA is ruining its reputation by not having the presence in "gaming" or "powerful" hand held devices. By that i mean, iPhone's GPU processor is much more powerful than nVIDIA's whose reputation is base on graphics. That is just bad.
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    DavidC1 , April 10, 2012 4:31 AM
    ParsiannVIDIA is ruining its reputation by not having the presence in "gaming" or "powerful" hand held devices. By that i mean, iPhone's GPU processor is much more powerful than nVIDIA's whose reputation is base on graphics. That is just bad.


    That's cause despite all the talk how various mobile chips/graphics are different, they are really the same, just with a different name.
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    jbo5112 , April 10, 2012 8:30 AM
    Will it ship in a device with more than 1GB RAM? That would help my phone more than 50% clock speed, switching to A15 and increased core count. I assumed the T43 would be Logan. Maybe someone will pair it with a 6.1" 2560x1600 3D screen in a phone for my upgrade in late 2013. Are they still planning an octo-core CPU part for Wayne?
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    tmk221 , April 10, 2012 9:09 AM
    I think that having kepler cores in SOC is worth waiting one or two more quarters
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    GreaseMonkey_62 , April 10, 2012 6:20 PM
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    man! why cant amd jump in the ARM party?? can you imagine?? Radeon HD Graphics with a Llano based CPU, a small ARM APU SoC maybe??

    I know I keep hoping to hear that a Llano based ARM chip is coming. That would be the one to get.
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    GreaseMonkey_62 , April 10, 2012 6:22 PM
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    They have a hard enough time making a CPU that's worth a crap. Frankly, you don't get better at something by dividing your attention. They need to get their current products on par with the competition before they worry about going into new places.

    Their Llano based APU's are worth a crap. It's their high end performance CPU's that are failing.
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    arachnivore , April 11, 2012 8:23 PM
    eddieroolzIt's a shame that many of these devices will be hobbled by mobile OS'es that are patchworked to be an alternative to the desktop OS'es. I'd like a Windows 8 capable device to gain popularity.


    The design goals for a desktop OS are completely different than a phone or tablet OS. I remember when Windows mobile was modeled after the desktop Windows OS (complete with a "Start" menu *shudder*), it was terribly unusable and clunky. Putting a desktop style OS on a phone is a really poor design decision. A full-sized keyboard and mouse is a drastically different user interface than a touch screen.
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    twelch82 , October 25, 2012 9:07 PM
    arachnivoreThe design goals for a desktop OS are completely different than a phone or tablet OS. I remember when Windows mobile was modeled after the desktop Windows OS (complete with a "Start" menu *shudder*), it was terribly unusable and clunky. Putting a desktop style OS on a phone is a really poor design decision. A full-sized keyboard and mouse is a drastically different user interface than a touch screen.


    And now they're trying it the opposite way...
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    cats_Paw , November 16, 2012 10:29 AM
    Im still waiting for a tablet that will be able to run desktop games >D.