January 29, 2015

NVIDIA intros Tegra 4 processor

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nvidia_logo_720wDon’t look now, but NVIDIAis back with another new processor for you mobile enthusiasts. Before you start talking about how you don’t need more cores or that the average users do not benefit from such advanced technology, we should advise you that it’s not alll about games. Sure, there’s something downright awesome about 72 GPUs, but that’s not the focus. Everything you do, rather, benefits from having a faster, more powerful processor in your device. That said, the Tegra 4 is going to produce some wonderful hardware and software experiences in the coming months.

Details for the Tegra 4 are as follows:

Tegra 4 – previously codenamed “Project Wayne” – features

· 72 custom NVIDIA GeForce™ GPU cores – six times the GPU horsepower of Tegra 3 – for more realistic gaming experiences and higher resolution displays

· The first quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 CPU- for 2.6x faster web browsing and breakthrough performance for apps

· Worldwide 4G LTE voice and data support through an optional chipset- the NVIDIA Icera® i500 modem processor

· New computational photography capabilities – dramatically enhancing mobile imaging for HDR photos and video

· Superb power efficiency, with a second-generation battery saver core and PRISM 2 display technology – giving up to 14 hours of HD video playback on smartphones



38 Comments

  1. ECOTOX
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    As much as I’m glad to have more power for gaming I also want nvidia to stop with the tegra exclusives BS. That just hurts consumers who want the products that don’t run nvidia chips,

  2. AaronM
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    Tegra exclusive is optimised for tegra hardware…there are typically non tegra versions as well. What is wrong about optimizing for your chip? The consumer gets some extra benefit if Tegra enabled that are not possible otherwise.

    Other than games Nvidia put in the new photo capabilities. Nvidia patent = Nvidia products to start and licensing to others later. What is wrong with taking the lead in an area where you did the hard research and development? Should you just give it away to Apple who does patents on concepts that were preexisting by others and sues everyone else?

    • ECOTOX
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      I said nothing about ones that are tetra optimized, I said tetra exclusive which means there is not a non tegra version of some of these games. There is nothing wrong with optimizing for a chip, and I had no mention of the enhanced photo capabilities which is also something perfectly fine. Think of it this way, if you had a game you really wanted for your PC but when they released it it was only allowed to be run on Nvidia GPU and intel CPU would you be happy? What if you had a perfectly capable AMD machine or you had an Intel processor and AMD GPU but because you didn’t have nvidia you couldn’t run it? That’s what I’m talking about and that isn’t OK, there are good games that are 100% tegra only and yet we have plenty of other devices equal or better than tetra and able to run the tegra exclusive games. That’s what hurts consumers not specific features or optimization.

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