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NVIDIA's Tegra 4: Six Times As Powerful As Tegra 3, 1080p At 120Hz And 4K Video?

A leaked slide, published by Chip Hell, purports to show the specs of NVIDIA’s next high-power mobile processors — and if the leak’s accurate, it looks like NVIDIA is more than catching up with the competition.

The leak details the 4th generation of NVIDIA’s Tegra processor, currently codenamed Wayne. It apparently uses 28 nanometer processing across a 72-core graphics setup — but let’s get down to performance figures mentioned in the leak instead.

Apparently the graphics processing power makes it 20 times more powerful than the Tegra 2 and six times more powerful than Tegra 3. In real terms, that means that, according to the leak, it will be able to power screens with resolutions up to 2560 x 1600, pumping out 1080p video at 120Hz — and there’s even passing mention of 4K. 4K!

Elsewhere, the CPU is the same 4-plus-1 setup of the Tegra 3, but presumably beefed right up. Indeed, the leak mentions that it will be the first mobile NVIDIA chipset to offer up USB 3.0. Otherwise details are scant — but if the leak is accurate, it looks like NVIDIA has caught up and then some. [Engadget via Mobile Geeks via Chip Hell]