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NVIDIA shows off the new Tegra 4 processor

0. phoneArena 07 Jan 2013, 00:13 posted on

The new Tegra 4 will feature an amazing 72 GeForce GPU cores with 4K video support, which is about 6 times the visual processing power of the current Tegra 3. It will also feature a quad-core ARM Cortex A15 processor and a second generation battery saver core. Unlike the 40nm manufacturing process on the Tegra 3, the Tegra 4 will be at 28nm, and support PRISM 2 technology for less power used by the backlight. All of this will allow for 45% better power management and lower heat compared to the Tegra 3.

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posted on 07 Jan 2013, 01:13 2

32. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

oh, i'm counting on HTC to be the first, in fact i believe the time for a Tegra 4 powered HTC and a Tegra 4 powered LG is nigh.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 01:23

36. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)

great specs. I want to see that real world performance

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 02:02 1

50. nard0207 (Posts: 18; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)

My International HOX scored 14000 on antutu and 6500 on quadrant on JB.

Can a Tegra 4 powered device reach 20000 on antutu 9000 on quadrant with JB? :D

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 02:10 4

51. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)

9000 quadrant? I bet Vegetta will pa pissed!

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 02:25

52. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Now what do you have to say, Intel?
Your Atom is laughably inferior compared to this

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 02:35

53. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 987; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)

This will be owned by the 28nm Exynos 5 when it arrives, it's going to be a repeat of last year, nVidia breaks in the year with a great chip then within a few months both Qualcomm and Samsung bring even better chips, and once again the Tegra devices are left behind. At least they have the Tegra Zone game store though I guess.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 02:40

54. jove39 (Posts: 1859; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

This announcement has just put smiles on my face...Thank God I didn't bought Nexus4...So now tell me will it be in tablet or smartphone first...MS Surface (RT) will sure upgrade to this beast...and I assume Tegra4 is only reason why MS decided to stick with Tegra3.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 03:04

56. jibraihimi (Posts: 764; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)

S4 pro with it's 28nm quadcore chipset, is one generation older than this Tegra 4 chipset, because it's A9 based, whereas Tegra 4 is A15 based, so virtually there is no comparison between the two, but let's wait for some real devices to be launched with Tegra 4, then we can compare real world usage of the two chipsets........ I hope this chip from Nvidia isn't downer just like Tegra 3..............

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 03:08

57. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)

Bottom line folks the Exynos 5450/5440 dual quadcore (8) cores clocked at 2.0 ghz processor cpu with the Mali T658 Gpu 3gb of ram, to me Samsung is the winner in this battle. Qualcomm will come along with it's Snapdragon s4 prime in the Htc M7 which is the beginning of the Htc Evo family of devices on Sprint. This Nividia Tegra 4 looks great but not tops compared to the rest.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 03:31 1

58. LonersPersona (Posts: 5; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)

Goodbye Krait

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 05:27 1

61. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)

Exynos 5440 will crush tegra 4 in GPU but they both should be equal in terms of CPU, but tegra 4 has 1 power saving core so tegra should be better when you aren´t doing some heavy work on it. ARM 15 Cortex processors are taking pretty much energy, look at exynos 5250, but maybe NVIDIA has optimized tegra 4 but if not. Exynos 5250 is taking around 4 W when it is on max and it is only dual-core, imagine quad-core taking 8 W in your phone :).

Tegra 4 should have a GPU which has max 100 GFLOPS and Mali T-604 should perform around 250-300 GFLOPS, which is crazy but it should even beat the new SGX Rogue.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 05:51

64. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

You mean Mali T-658?(I seriously doubt the figure anyway )
Mali 604 tops at under 70 GFLOPS actually

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 06:14 1

66. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)

Yes ofcourse I meant Mali t-658, I have no idea why I wrote that? Yes Mali t-604 is under 70 GFLOPS which makes it weaker than SGX554MP4 but it supports newer technologies.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 06:44

67. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Where did you get that figure from?
I thought t 658 is like t604, but double the cores.
So I guess that would mean about up to 150GFLOPS.

Series 6 PowerVR (Rogue )though, is said to scale up to 1TFLOPS.

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 09:40

70. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)

Mali t-658 doubles shader cores and doubles ALUs per shader core. So if Mali t-604 has 28 shader cores, Mali t-658 will have 56 shader cores and will have 8 ALUs per shader core instead of 4 ALUs per shader core in Mali t-604. So 56x8=448 and then 448x300MHz=134400 and then 134400x2=268800. So this makes it 268,800 GFLOPS. And maybe Samsung will overclock it a bit more so it may be even more powerful. And where did you read that Rogue could go up to 1TFLOPS because that sounds really insane to me?

posted on 08 Jan 2013, 03:36

78. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

Hmm..sorry If I'm missing the obvious but.. why did you multiplied 134400 by 2?

As for Rogue hitting 1TFLOPS, it's been mentioned here and there:



"From 100 GFLOPS to 1TFLOP"
The initial versions will obviously be nowhere near the end projection though

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 05:54 1

65. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

Mmmm hope the next nexus 7 has this :x

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 14:40

75. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

i wonder who Google will choose to make the next N7... o:

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 07:20

68. ilia1986 (unregistered)

You people seem to forget that this is nVidia we're talking about. This company DOES NOT like to support tinkerers and any other individuals who work on custom roms and such.

This means that regardless of the quadrazillion of megaflops - if good ol' phone manufacturer be it LG or Asus or Motorola or whatever doesn't officially update said device to an official firmware version - that said device will be forever stuck on the official firmware. Look at all the tegra 2 phones ffs.

There is a GOOD reason I - and many others - prefer devices from Samsung, for example - because among many other reasons - the Exynos is extremely friendly to custom roms and other such tinkering. Same goes to the Snapdragon family - just look at the HD2 lol.

In short - raw power is nice, but being XDA-friendly is much much nicer. :)

posted on 25 Jan 2013, 08:46

80. R-vjn (Posts: 178; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)

I've always loved Nvidia for their amazing innovations, and this too with all respect. This is what manufacturers should be doing. Improve the GPU with the latest core design like the a-15. And this Qaud-core is just more than eouugh..!
Android need to optimise te software like what apple is doing.
Btw, I've been an android user for the past 2 years & still I'm and I love it over the iOS for the insane amount of customization in everything. But I'll have to say that, the whole Android eco-system is not optimized for the complete utilization of the at-present processors under the androin-hood's.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 23:16

81. sarge77 (Posts: 202; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)

great looks good but looks like tegra 4 is loosing ground all thr latest phones coming out now have the latest snapdragon in it. Why are tegra 4 not pushing for earlier release is beyond me. I have tegra 2 in my phone but latest phone I want doesnt have it. Even moto x lines coming out didnt mention anything about tegra chips being in them

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