Tegra3 Tegra 3 AP37 base specs revealed, AP40 in retail before years end

Some interesting details about Nvidia's upcoming Tegra 3 products turned up in our inbox the other day and it looks like the company is planning on giving Tegra 3 yet another speed boost before its upcoming Wayne SoCs arrive. Speaking of which, the first handset implementation of Wayne should be known as AP40, but it looks like it's going to be very late, at least in terms of consumer availability.

Some interesting details about Nvidia's upcoming Tegra 3 products turned up in our inbox the other day and it looks like the company is planning on giving Tegra 3 yet another speed boost before its upcoming Wayne SoCs arrive. Speaking of which, the first handset implementation of Wayne should be known as AP40, but it looks like it's going to be very late, at least in terms of consumer availability.

Let's start with the AP37 which is a faster version of the AP33 which is currently found in most high-end Tegra 3 handsets. As you can see, clock speeds are set to be increased, but sadly we don't have an exact figure although nVidia is targeting 1.7GHz for the high-end parts with the possibility of some slower 1.5GHz parts. Note that the 1.7GHz speed is only likely to be single core clock speed, but we haven't managed to confirm this.

tegra ap37 Tegra 3 AP37 base specs revealed, AP40 in retail before years end

The GPU performance is also said to be boosted by about 25 percent and this has simply been done to be able to drive higher resolution displays as the market moves towards full HD and beyond for high-end tablets and smartphones. Yes, you did read that correctly, smartphones are expected to get 1920×1080 or 1920×1200 displays this year and we know of at least two, if not three panel makers that are already busy churning out displays and it's likely that there are even more companies working on it as we speak.

Sadly everything else remains the same with no additional new features, at least none that we know of. It won't be until later this year when Wayne – also known as AP40/T4x depending on the market segment – arrives. Wayne will be based on ARM's A15 architecture and we would expect an announcement around Computex time, as Nvidia's partners should be receiving samples about a month or so after Computex. That said, final devices based on the AP40 isn't expected to launch until the very end of the year due to the time it takes to engineer and certify mobile devices.