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One build of Nvidia Tegra 4 will feature 8 processing cores

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Jul 2011 0:55 User comments (10)

One build of Nvidia Tegra 4 will feature 8 processing cores Despite the fact that no devices featuring Tegra 3 "Kal-El" processors have hit the market yet, Nvidia is actively working on the Tegra 4, codename "Wayne," say sources.
According to the sources, "Wayne" will come in two separate builds, one for smartphones and one for tablets and low-powered netbooks/notebooks.

The first build will be a quad-core design at 1.5GHz built on the ARM Cortex-A15 and a 24-core GPU. Power consumption should be on the level of the current-generation Kal-El Tegra 3 SoC.

Wayne's second build, however, is almost jaw-dropping, given its purpose is for mobile devices. The build will feature eight ARM processing cores and 32-to-64 GPU cores. Each will be DirectX 11+ compliant and even support OpenGL 4.x, OpenCL 1.x and PhysX.

Nvidia is expected to release the Wayne SoC in fall 2012.

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10 user comments

14.7.2011 1:14

YES!



24.7.2011 1:35

Quote:
Nvidia is expected to release the Wayne SoC in fall 2012.
Morreale is expected to make his HTC HD2 last 'til fall 2012.

Morreale hopes dev. support for his HD2 also lasts just as long.

34.7.2011 2:25

Very neat...they are getting closer to my dream device...

An 8 core phone with at least 128GB of internal high speed flash and at least 4GB of memory, with multiboot between Linux, Android, and Windows 7. Also needs HDMI and USB ports, and a full size XD card slot would be nice too.



44.7.2011 2:44

Originally posted by KillerBug:
Very neat...they are getting closer to my dream device...

An 8 core phone with at least 128GB of internal high speed flash and at least 4GB of memory, with multiboot between Linux, Android, and Windows 7. Also needs HDMI and USB ports, and a full size XD card slot would be nice too.
Make sure it weighs under 1 ounce otherwise the fantasy isn't complete.

54.7.2011 3:34

I bet Crysis 2 will run at 120 fps on this!!


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64.7.2011 10:32

Nvidia's development philosophy:

"Just stick another few cores in it"

PS: Yes, I am aware that was a rash generalisation.




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74.7.2011 10:55

Is it code named Wayne after batman? I like their hero theme but I thought superman was better than batman when it came to raw power.

84.7.2011 11:30

Originally posted by plutonash:
Is it code named Wayne after batman? I like their hero theme but I thought superman was better than batman when it came to raw power.
I am sure they thought about it, but guess they were worried If Intel, AMD, most likely ARM came out with a one named Krypton!
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95.7.2011 3:46

@NHS2008, batman breathed fear into his foe... i don't see intel or amd offering so many cores in their current mobile architecture to date.

I guess the real question should be how much heat is a cpu/gpu going to pump, its all well having more power than god, but not at the expense of burning my fingers ever time i want to operate my device for more then 10 minutes at a time.

1013.7.2011 5:41

Originally posted by plutonash:
Is it code named Wayne after batman? I like their hero theme but I thought superman was better than batman when it came to raw power.
yeah but Batman has more brains .... hence more cores = more brain cells....sucka!!

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