NVIDIA Tegra 4 to kick off USB 3.0 tablet revolution?

Posted on Wednesday, December 26 2012 @ 16:40 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
FUD Zilla reports NVIDIA is anticipated to preview its Tegra 4 "Wayne" SoC ahead of CES 2013. The first devices are expected to be revealed at the 2013 MWC in Barcelona, and the site is pretty excited that Tegra 4 may kick off a USB 3.0 revolution in the tablet market. Another new feature of Tegra 4 is the support to drive two independent screens, Tegra 3 could only mirror the output.
This is the first quad-core A15 design that will bring a significant performance increase over Tegra 3 and we are hearing that the four-plus-one core will deliver a bigger performance boost than Tegra 3 did over Tegra 2. Also, the fact that the new chip is 28nm and supports DDR3L also promises more efficiency.

USB 3.0 support is something that is getting us excited as usually it is quite slow to transfer anything onto tablets, phones and hybrids. USB 3.0 on tablets will significantly increase the data transfer speed and Tegra 4 will be among the first chips to feature USB 3.0 support, and many consumers will appreciate faster data transfer rates.

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