Nvidia’s next Tegra 4 processor may come with 72 graphics cores

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So far we haven’t heard much about Nvidia’s next-generation mobile processor, code-named Wayne. But Chinese web site Chiphell says it has the specifications for the device, and the Tegra 4 could be very impressive if the leak proves to be true.

The Tegra 4 will have 72 graphics cores and six times the graphics capabilities of the current Tegra 3. It will have 20 times the graphics power of the Tegra 2. The chip will be built with a 28-nanometer manufacturing process, which is more advanced than the current 40-nanometer process being used for the Tegra 3.

The chip will also have good battery life and will power Android devices without melting them down. It will support video playback at a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels and will have USB 3.0 support and high-speed HDMI connections. With development going full blast, the chip is expected to debut soon. Jen-Hsun Huang, chief executive of Nvidia, will lead a press conference at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show in January.