Along with today's announcement of Tegra 3, nVidia was generous enough to show everyone their new roadmap regarding chipsets for Android. We get to see two new names pop up on the usual chart layout for their roadmaps and the possible performance gains each one brings is almost scary. Say hello to Logan and Stark.
We have known for awhile that nVidia would be bringing some serious power to mobile, even back in an earlier roadmap that was leaked out back in September. There was an earlier roadmap which mentioned Logan before but to see it officially announced, along side Stark, makes the rumor become fact. One of those facts that comes with this is nVidia is bringing some serious power to mobile over the next couple of years and it's almost frightening, in a good way of course.
As you can see in the roadmap above, the chipset which is codenamed Wayne will be about 10 times more powerful than Tegra 2 and should be out some time in 2012. We are guessing the later part of 2012 as Kal-El+ is slated for release mid-2012 if the previous September leaked roadmap is true. Then we have Logan who, judging from his position in the above graph, is going to be apparently around 50x more powerful than Tegra 2. The original rumor was that Logan would be 75x more powerful which could easily come true. Logan is slater for release some time in 2013.
Then we have the beast of all of them, Stark. Stark is going to be coming out at some point in 2014 and is apparently going to be 100x more powerful than Tegra 2. To put that in perspective, that is essentially like having a 3.5GHz overclock quad-core PC chip stuffed into your mobile device, if not faster. That's in the realm of what high-end gaming computer come with right now.
So it looks like we have some serious power coming down the pipeline when it comes to multi-core Android devices and we can't wait to play with them all. We could start seeing prototype devices featuring the Wayne chipset as early as mid-2012 if not sooner. We saw quad-core Android prototype devices early in 2011 so it's completely possible.
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