NVIDIA launches Quad-Core Tegra 4 Processor

NVIDIA has finally announced its next generation mobile processor Tegra 4 at CES 2013, that previously known as ‘Wayne’. The Tegra 4 processor is claimed to be fastest mobile processor to date. The processor uses four ARM Cortex-A15 cores  and performance said to be 2.6x that of Tegra 3.

The new Tegra 4 also uses  a second generation battery saver core like Tegra 3 and an amazing 72 GeForce GPU cores with 4K video support, that is 6 times processing power of the Tegra 3. The NVIDIA Tegra 4 unlike the 40nm on Tegra 3, will be at 28nm and supports PRISM 2 technology for less power used by the backlight. This gives  45% better power management and lower heat compared to the Tegra 3 processor.

The processor also has something called the Computational Photography Architecture that significantly reduces the time for camera related functionalities, such as HDR images and videos, as well as HDR panorama, strobe motion, 3D reconstruction, and subject tracking.

NVIDIA also offers optional 4G LTE modem support from NVIDIA’S new Icera i500 chipset, unfortunately this means, the egra 4 does not have an integrated LTE modem. Anyway, the modem is said to support 1.4 trillion operations per second and is 40% smaller than traditional baseband chips.

However, there is no word on which new devices will feature the NVIDIA Tegra 4 apart from the NVIDIA’s newly announced Project SHIELD handheld gaming console which will be running on Tegra 4.