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NVIDIA says Tegra 3 does work with LTE modems, project Stark will be 25 times as powerful

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NVIDIA says Tegra 3 does work with LTE modems, project Stark will be 25 times as powerful
NVIDIA's chief of Tech Marketing Nick Stam refuted in an interview the claims that Tegra 3 and LTE don't get along. It is possible to have an external LTE modem in a quad-core Tegra 3 phone, he said:

Contrary to misinformation likely spread by our competitors, Tegra 3 does work with external LTE modems. Fujitsu will be shipping their Tegra 3-based Arrows X LTE phone starting July 20th, and more Tegra 3-based LTE phones from other vendors are coming later this year.
He also said that the Wayne chip next year will have integrated Icera 410 LTE modems, thanks to the acquisition of Icera, and project Grey afterwards will have the more advanced Icera 500 LTE modems in it.

Wayne is to be twice as powerful as Tegra 3, and Nick Stam hinted at a project Stark development, while talking about powering tablets: "Expect our upcoming Wayne chip next year to provide double the Tegra 3 performance, and Stark a few years from now should provide up to twenty five times the Tegra 3 performance."

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posted on 01 Aug 2012, 03:42 12

1. kenqng (Posts: 2; Member since: 28 Jul 2012)


Sounds like they got Ironman to help them build a new chip :)

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 03:43 9

2. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 466; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


What could we possibly do with 25x the power of the Tegra 3?

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 05:22 5

5. dsDoan (Posts: 216; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)


Better games? That is Tegra's market, after all. You have to remember that mobile chips are nowhere near the power of PC chips. A quadcore mobile processor will get destroyed by a PC quadcore processor clocked at the same speed. 25x the Tegra 3 is a step in bringing mobile power closer to true PC power.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 07:03

7. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


i really hope that you are joking.bro at the very least how about think about if a chip is more powerfull or just better in any way you can make the chip be as fast as a chip now but use less power so you can expect that performance to do somthing thats just as important wich is battery life.brother

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 11:55

11. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Something like Crysis 3
which sadly is the last high end game from Crytek, afterward the company will turn into Free2Play

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 03:51 4

3. jove39 (Posts: 1276; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Awesome...25x of tegra3 power huh...I look forward to run a usable version of ubuntu on my phone (Galaxy Note).

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 07:00 2

6. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Even if there's a chip 25x the power of Tegra3 right now, the performance of your Note-running-Ubuntu will not change.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 04:38

4. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Soon our laptops / desktops (if they wasn't replaced by tablets yet ) will be powered by stark tegra 3

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 08:56

10. TheLibertine (Posts: 484; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


Nope. Intel chips < Exynos and Apple-designed ARM-chips

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 07:25 2

8. wendygarett (unregistered)


I WANNA NEXUS 7 SO BAD!!!!

posted on 05 Aug 2012, 07:26

15. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


me too

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 08:05 4

9. RedPhantom07 (Posts: 9; Member since: 21 Jul 2012)


Wait....so if the Wayne Chip is named after Bruce Wayne, and Project Stark is Tony Stark......is Project Grey, named after Jean Grey, or the Christian Grey?

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 12:58 1

12. artiskig (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


...or Sasha Grey.

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 23:02

13. dmckay12 (Posts: 243; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Pretty sure it is after Jean Grey.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 17:36

14. Xial649 (Posts: 4; Member since: 02 Apr 2012)


This sounds awesome and all, but in my opinion it won't be a good thing... Battery-life on these newer processors (tegra 3, Snapdragon S4) are already somewhat lacking, and with nvidia's stark or Wayne processors it looks like phones will be lasting 5 hours with low use :/.... iMO most companies that specialize in mobile tech need to hunker down and solve the issue of power before anything else. If we keep quadrupling processing capabilities every year but keep battery tech the way it is the next generation of phones will seriously suffer.

Nobody really asked for a phone as fast as a super computer, but a hell of a lot of people (myself included) have asked for a phone that runs amazingly (like with current tegra 3 devices), and last days on end without the need for a recharge.

Strap a solar panel on the back of phones, or add motion based generators (like the ones used on watches), or anything!

Battery is the new rival people! processor technology can stay where it is for a while, focus on better battery tech! Whats the fun of an awesome phone if you can only use it 5 hours before a recharge?

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