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Nvidia Tegra 4 processor to boost graphics, battery

Posted by Michael Tanenbaum News | Hardware Dec 18, 2012
Details of Nvidia's upcoming Tegra 4 mobile processor, code named Wayne, have reportedly been leaked according to several sources.
According to multiple sources, via Chinese web site Chiphell, specs for Nvidia's next-generation Tegra mobile processor have been leaked, revealing a heavy emphasis on graphics performance and improved battery life. 

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The Tegra 4 processor, code named Wayne, will pack six times the graphics processing power (72 core GPU) of the Tegra 3 while maintaining power efficiency with a 4-PLUS-1 quad core design. The processor could significantly boost gaming and media applications performance on future Android devices.

Also mentioned in the leak are USB 3.0 support, high speed HDMI connections, and support for video playback at 2,560 x 1,440 resolution. 

As TechCrunch notes, Nvidia's Tegra processors compete with Qualcomm's S4 mobile processors on Android-powered devices. One of the drawbacks of the Tegra 3 is its LTE support limitations, and while the leak does not mention any related upgrade, other improvements suggest that this would be a priority for any next-generation mobile processor Nvidia hopes can challenge Qualcomm. 
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