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NVIDIA Officially Announces The Tegra 4 SoC

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Published on 07 January 2013 09:16 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA
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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.

The NVIDIA Tegra 4 features a GeForce graphics processor with 72 cores, a new computational photography architecture, LTE support, 4K ultra-high-def video support, and is built around a quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 processor. The Tegra 4 was developed under the "Wayne" codename.

The Tegra 4 press release was entitled NVIDIA Introduces World's Fastest Mobile Processor. Other Tegra 4 details are available from the Tegra product page.

I am extremely excited for the NVIDIA Tegra 4 as this is one of the early SoCs using an ARM Cortex-A15. My benchmarks using a dual-core Cortex-A15 in the Samsung Exynos 5 Dual have shown the A15 is crazy fast and can easily beat the Tegra 3 and some x86 hardware. Having a quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 is going to extremely fast in the ARM world and I can't wait to begin benchmarking!

NVIDIA has already been publishing Tegra 4 Linux kernel support code since December. There's new Tegra 4 Linux patches as recently as yesterday. It looks like the Tegra 4 mainline Linux kernel support will come together with the Linux 3.9 and Linux 3.10 kernels.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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