The first solid details on the upcoming Nvidia Tegra 4 Wayne chip have leaked on the web, through a series of slides, that confirm a bunch of previous rumors about the next generation chip. This is a system on chip solution, just like the predecessor and it comes with a quad core CPU plus that fifth core for mundane tasks and less battery use.
The new chip will be able to play a full 1440p video, with VP8 acceleration. The leaked slides also show that the Tegra 4 will have 6 times as many GPU cores as the Tegra 3, so the focus here is on graphics apparently. This also means a jump by 20 times when it comes to the number of cores in the Tegra 2 chip. Speaking of Tegra 2, Tegra 4 will offer 10 times the performance of the Tegra 2 and the leaked slides even mention some future generations of chipset releases, like Logan and Stark, for 2013 and 2014 respectively.
Wayne is meant for convertibles, laptops and tablets, or so the roadmap shows, also indicating that the Tegra 4 won’t necessarily mean the merger with the Icera LTE module. The design of the new chip is based on a 28 nm manufacturing process, much more efficient in consumption than the 40 nm of the Tegra 3. Tegra 4 will also support USB 3.0, high speed HDMI and dual channel memory.