Nvidia Tegra 4 Processor to Make its Debut at CES 2013
Nvidia Tegra 4 Processor

Nvidia is expected to unveil its Tegra 4 processor at the upcoming Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in January 2013, according toThe Android Soul. The processor dubbed as Wayne is said to carry the model number Tegra T40 that could run at 1.8GHz. It could be based on the ARM Cortex-A15 architecture built on a 28nm processor.

The processor is expected to provide improved performance and power efficiency which will be identical to Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Pro processor or Samsung's Exynos 5250 chipsets. It could be designed to power devices such as tablets and netbooks.

The Tegra T40 which could make its debut in Q1 2013 is said to be followed by T43 in Q3 2013 that will have the ability to offer clock speeds of up to 2.0 GHz. According to report, the company is expected to launch two more mainstream Tegra SoCs in Q3 - AP40 Tegra 4 and Tegra 3 SP3X. The AP40 Tegra 4 is said to provide frequencies from 1.2GHz to 1.8GHz, while the Tegra 3 SP3X could support frequencies between 1.2GHz and 2.0GHz.

While, T40, T43 and AP40 chips would be built on ARM Cortex A15 architecture, the SP3X would be built on A9 architecture. However, all four chipsets would be built on 4 Plus 1 architecture.

"Only towards the end of next year, will launch four Tegra T43 always based on Cortex A15, 4 cores + 1, but its operating frequency can reach 2GHz," claims Notebook Italia.

The SP3X Tegra 3 is likely to be sold at the same price of the existing Tegra 3 processor. Nvidia could be prepping to conquer all the segments of the ultra-mobile market, according to Notebook Italia.

Yet, it is uncertain as to which of the four chipsets would be used to power smartphones. Perhaps, the company needs to hurry up, as the other chip manufacturers such as Qualcomm and Samsung are gearing up with their new processors for smartphones.