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Nvidia CEO Hints at Kepler For Tegra Phones, Data Centers

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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    64 cores? Any number is welcome as long it meets sensible TDP.
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  • XmortisX
    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
    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
    Gotta love Nvidia. They actively seek to expand their business.
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  • Wisecracker
    Will there be Tegra-powered submarines and moon-bases, too?

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