NVIDIA Tegra 4 Wayne reveals 72-core GPU

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The NVIDIA’s next generation “Wayne” Tegra chipset has come out with important features including an increase in Graphics cores as well as mobile security planning. According to the Chinese website Chiphell, the quad core processor is going to use NVIDIA’s 4-PLUS-1 architecture coupled with 72 GPU cores for supporting 2560 x 1600 pixels of displays. The specific CPU which is NVIDIA is going to use in “Wayne” are not specified yet. But previously we heard that they are going to equip with a “battery saver core” that can be used in case of low power.

nvidia tegra 4 wayne released 72 core gpu

The Graphics implementation in Tegra 4 chipset might be impressive apart from that the Tegra 4 chipset is 20 times higher than the number of GPU cores used in Tegra2 and 6 times higher than the Tegra 3 chipset. According to the chip it can encode 1440p and decode (2560 x 1440) while Wayne chipset can handle a 2560 x 1600 24b or 4K display. The Hardware-accelerated security features which include Secure Boot, h/w DRM and HDCP. The Tegra 4 is very high performance chip and provides support for USB 3.0 and Dual-channel DDR3L memory.

NVIDIA confirmed its new chipset name “Wayne” in February 2011, when it first publicly discussed after that the chipset that later known as Tegra 3. The term “Wayne” is indicating the famous superhero character Batman’s Bruce Wayne. Later it will be followed by “Logan” and “Stark”. It’s not clear whether the information regarding the new chip is correct or not but the specs are similar with the NVIDIA’s new Tegra 4 which is coming in 2013.

According to the new Tegra 4 chipset, it is going to sport GPU with 72 cores, which is 6 times higher than the present generation GPU. The 72 cores of GPU support resolutions up to 4k or screens with 2560 x 1600 pixels at 120 Hz. The CPU of Wayne chipset is designed in such way that it can hold four ARM Cortex-A15 cores within it. More information about this chipset is expected to reveal at the CES conference in January 2013.

Priyadarshini Pati

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