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    Phoronix: NVIDIA Officially Announces The Tegra 4 SoC

    With the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) taking place this week in Las Vegas, NVIDIA has officially rolled out their next-generation Tegra 4 ARM platform...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI2ODQ

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    This year should be huge for ARM performance and gaming with A15s taking the scene and Arm v8 adoption coming next year. The Nexus 7 2 or however you want to call the second generation Nexus with this thing in it will be awesome.

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    • #3
      Does anyone have any info on the GPU in Tegra 4? I've read somewhere that is still not unified shader, so not kepler as previously indicated. Should we expect any form of open sorce driver released for this chip in the near future?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Figueiredo View Post
        Does anyone have any info on the GPU in Tegra 4? I've read somewhere that is still not unified shader, so not kepler as previously indicated. Should we expect any form of open sorce driver released for this chip in the near future?
        I'm sure Anandtech is hammering out an article on it as we speak.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Figueiredo View Post
          Does anyone have any info on the GPU in Tegra 4? I've read somewhere that is still not unified shader, so not kepler as previously indicated. Should we expect any form of open sorce driver released for this chip in the near future?
          I think Nvidia is already making open source drivers for Tegra 2 and Tegra 3, and we should probably see it for Tegra 4...especially since it doesn't look like they changed the architecture, and it's not unified, which I find pretty terrible, but I think they skipped it so they do it next year based directly on Maxwell, rather than Kepler.

          They've also been very quite about support for OpenGL ES 3.0 and OpenCL - which again is ughh. But at least it should be 6x faster than Tegra 3 GPU-wise - so that's something, too.

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          • #6
            10 years from now you still will not be able to use this SoC with an open source stack. Nivida spits on Linux and Free Software.


            Hey Nvidia, Fuck You!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Figueiredo View Post
              Does anyone have any info on the GPU in Tegra 4? I've read somewhere that is still not unified shader, so not kepler as previously indicated. Should we expect any form of open sorce driver released for this chip in the near future?
              probably 2d userspace from nv, as with tegra2/3.. and I'd expect eventually a r/e'd 3d

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              • #8
                Power efficiency?

                These quad A15 SOC chips are fine and dandy, but what about their power usage? If Anand is correct, Tegra3 draws more power than x86 Atom. And Exynos draws even more, 8W peak usage... I'm no fan of Intel, but things aren't looking that good in that account.

                We don't need Arm to be just faster, it must be power efficient as well...

                --Coder

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