Nvidia Intros 4-Core Tegra 4 with LTE
Nvidia today announced the Tegra 4, its next-generation mobile processor for smartphones and tablets. As with the Tegra 3, the Tegra 4 boasts a 4-core architecture, meaning it has four main Cortex A15 processor cores based on a 28nm processes. It also has a fifth, low-power processor to help manage energy efficiency. The Tegra 4 doubles the number of GPUs to 72 and has support for LTE 4G. Nvidia claims the processor is twice as fast as the Tegra 3. Availability has yet to be announced.
MediaTek Packs 10 Cores in TriCluster Helio X20 Chip
MediaTek today announced the Helio X20, a mobile application processor that packages 10 cores together in three separate clusters. Many of today's high-end processors package eight cores in two clusters.
Nvidia to Wind Down LTE Modem Business
Nvidia said it plans to cease chasing the LTE mobile business by the middle of 2016. Nvidia purchased a company called Icera in 2011 with the intent of integrating its own application processors with Icera's LTE modems so it could better compete with Qualcomm.
ARM Reveals DynamIQ Processor Design with AI In Mind
ARM today announced DynamIQ, a new way to manage multi-core systems that gives them the ability to scale exactly to the tasks or needs at hand. DynamIQ expands on ARM's big.LITTLE technology, which allows for paired sets of high-power and low-power processor cores to tackle specific tasks based on the computing requirements.
Helio X30 Is MediaTek's Premium Mobile Processor
MediaTek today announced the Helio X30 system-on-chip, its most advanced mobile processor for smartphones. The chip relies on a 10nm process, which gives it 2.4 times more processing power and 60% more efficiency when compared to MediaTek's 16nm process.