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

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:

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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15 Comments

1. kenqng

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

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

2. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

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

5. dsDoan

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 28, 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.

7. Phullofphil

Posts: 1740; Member since: Feb 10, 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

11. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

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

3. jove39

Posts: 2137; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

6. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

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

4. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

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

10. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

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

8. wendygarett unregistered

I WANNA NEXUS 7 SO BAD!!!!

15. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

me too

9. RedPhantom07

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 21, 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?

12. artiskig

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

...or Sasha Grey.

13. dmckay12

Posts: 243; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Pretty sure it is after Jean Grey.

14. Xial649

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 02, 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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