Nvidia Tegra 4 quad-core A15 processor with 72 GPU cores announced at CES

As expected, Nvidia today announced its Tegra 4 processor for smartphones, tablets and other portable devices. Like every next-gen processor, the Tegra 4 is faster yet consumes lesser power than its predecessor. Codenamed Wayne, the Tegra 4 is the first quad-core processor to feature ARM A15 architecture. Just like the leak last month, Tegra 4 does feature 72 GPU cores, which is six times more than the 12 cores in Tegra 3.

On the performance front, Nvidia claims Tegra 4 provides faster web page load times, up to 2.6 times faster and consumes up to 40 percent lesser battery than Tegra 3. Tegra 4′s fifth low power core consumes even lesser battery when compared to the one on Tegra 3. Tegra 4 is also the first mobile chipset to support 4K video out as it was demoed moments ago on Nvidia Shield. Devices running on Tegra 4 will also be able to experience better HDR photography with faster processing times and lower lag.

Tegra 4 doesn’t have integrated LTE connectivity but Nvidia has developed the i500 modem, which it claims has lower footprint and can be easily paired with the processor.