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Nvidia Tegra Tab tablet shows off power of Tegra 4 chip

If you want something done, do it yourself: chipmaker Nvidia is showing off the Tegra 4 processor with a Tegra Tab tablet.

If you want something done, do it yourself. Chipmaker Nvidia is reported to be the latest to take those words to heart with its own Tegra Tab tablet.

Just like Google slapped its own name on a range of Nexus devices to show off Android, and Microsoft did the same with the Surface to show off Windows 8, Nvidia is rumoured to be planning an own-brand tablet to show off the power of the Tegra 4 chip.

Tegra processors are increasingly making appearances in tablets such as the Toshiba Excite, Asus Transformer Pad Infinity and Google Nexus 7, but the mobile market is generally dominated by Qualcomm chips. The Nvidia Tegra Tab could be aimed at showing the chip at its best to tempt more manufacturers into adopting Tegra for their tablets.

Chinese site mydrivers.com has leaked pictures showing what's alleged to be the 7-inch Tegra Tab slate. Although there's no word on specs, the fourth-generation chip boasts four ARM Cortex-A15 CPU cores with 72 GeForce GPU cores to handle graphics, giving it a monstrous six times the processing power of the current Tegra 3.

Nvidia also makes a lower-powered Tegra 4i chip for mid-range mobiles.

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