NVidia has a homerun on its hands with the new GTX 680, however in the tablet arena they are still struggling to carve out a niche for themselves. Dozens of Android tablets are sporting the latest and greatest Tegra 3, however Apple claims to have them beat when it comes to graphics horsepower, and we’ve even heard rumblings that a lack of built in LTE could hamper future OEM adoption. That’s not to say the Tegra 3 family isn’t great lineup of SoCs, but the factors listed above could be the reason VR-Zone in China has caught wind on the specifications for Tegra 4, codename “Wayne”. Marketing 101, if you don’t like the discussion, change the subject.
The first Tegra 4 chip should arrive in Q1 2013 under the name “T40”, and will be a 1.8GHz quad core part. Built in LTE support will arrive in Q3, along with 3 new parts with clock frequencies ranging from 1.2-2.0 GHz. All four SoCs will be based on the ARM Cortex-A15, and are being designed to suit both 7” and 10” tablets. Of course all of this is still unconfirmed by NVidia, and we won’t know for sure until Computex in June.