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

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.

  • __-_-_-__
    leaks for 2013... quad core wow who would guess that captain obvious? -.-
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  • killabanks
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    For the win.
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  • Parsian
    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
    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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