Nvidia was once a name synonym with graphic cards, but in time they’ve shifted their attention towards the mobile market, and it’s good they did it, as now the company is known more for its Tegra line of products, with Tegra 3 being the first quad c0re SoC (System on a chip) to make it tablets, namely the ASUS EEE Pad Transformer Prime.
Now a recent leak has detailed the Tegra 4 chipset, which will arrive early in 2013 in no less than four flavours, ranging from 1.2 to 2 GHz operating frequency. All four chips will use a similar 4+1 cores architecture as the Tegra 3, this time following the ARM Cortex A15 configuration. Two chips will be mainstream and two flagship, which means more options to choose from when buying a tablet in 2013 and also cheaper models. Good news no matter how you look at it.
What’s interesting about these chips is that 4G LTE will be supported, unlike any quad core Tegra 3. More info will probably be provided by Nvidia at CES and Mobile World Congress next year.